23 de febrero de 2017 13:07 PM
Actualizado el 23 de febrero de 2017 13:15 PM
Argentinean President Mauricio Macri highlighted the plight of the Venezuelan people in a country where human rights are not respected
President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and the Head of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, took sides on Thursday to label as “worrisome” the state of affairs in Venezuela and they demanded observance of the rule of law.
During a joint press conference held in Madrid, as part of Macri’s visit to Spain, both leaders presented their views on political and social matters in Venezuela.
For Rajoy, the situation in Venezuela “is worsening.” In his opinion, disrespect of human rights in the 21st century and the fact that “someone goes to prison for voicing an opinion different from the opinion held by decision makers” are “inconceivable.”
He said as well that he would like for Venezuela “a democratic political system where there is respect for liberties and where people may elect and change governments.”
For his part, Macri elaborated on the same topic and highlighted the “plight” of the Venezuelan people, in a country “where human rights are not respected. This is the case of dissenter Leopoldo López, in jail for three years, and other political prisoners.”
“Deterioration of the situation in the past months in Venezuela is dramatic, where rights and liberties are curtailed,” the Argentinean president added.