Foreign Ministers of ALBA meet in Caracas
Venezuelan FM Elías Jaua thinks that whoever who wants links with Venezuela should respect
Jaua told inter-state TV channel Telesur that the appointment on Thursday will be a "very interesting" political council of the ALBA, where issues such as the reelection of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and Cuba's Raúl Castro will be discussed. Additionally, a stance will be taken on, among others, the election to be held in Paraguay next April, Efe quoted.
Minister Jaua also referred to the comments lately made by US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, about the Venezuelan political state of affairs and the health condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
"Again, whoever willing to hold relations with Venezuela must do it on the grounds of common respect, non-meddling in internal affairs, as we are not to interfere in the affairs of third countries."
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.