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Latin American ex-presidents call for peace in Venezuela

"We call on the Venezuelan Government, all political parties and actors to engage in a constructive debate under the democratic principles globally acknowledged and set out in the Inter-American Democratic Charter," said former presidents Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), Ricardo Lagos (Chile), and Alejandro Toledo (Peru)

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Wednesday March 05, 2014  11:54 AM
Former presidents Oscar Arias Sánchez (Nobel Peace Price winner, 1987), Costa Rica; Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil; Ricardo Lagos, Chile; and Alejandro Toledo, Peru; have expressed their concern about reported violence and repression in Venezuela in recent weeks. 

In a joint statement, the former presidents said violence "has taken the lives of many who have been shot; detained students have publicly informed they have been subject to torture and both inhuman and degrading treatment by authorities; the independent press has been harassed and the media have been constrained from reporting events, this also includes taking off the air an international TV network, threatening another network with similar actions, assaulting journalists, and lack of newsprint for the press."

"We condemn such actions and call on the Venezuelan Government, all political parties and actors to engage in a constructive debate under the democratic principles globally acknowledged and set out in the Inter-American Democratic Charter."

Further on, they made an appeal on the international community to join efforts to strengthen democracy and maintain peace in Venezuela.
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