21 de marzo de 2017 08:01 AM
Actualizado el 21 de marzo de 2017 08:10 AM
Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez reasserted on Monday that the government of President Nicolás Maduro observes human rights. Her comments came in reply to the expression of concern from the US government on this matter. She replied that Donald Trump’s administration, instead, has been much questioned in this regard.
“In the field of human rights, we just passed the Universal Periodic Review, administered every five years in Geneva at the United Nations (…) virtually more than 70% of the recommendations given by the countries were taken up by Venezuela,” Rodríguez told state-run TV channel VTV, Efe cited.
“Instead, she added, the United States has been fingered for violations against the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean,” and “the intended wall against Mexico is against the whole Latin America.”
Since last February, Trump’s government has urged Venezuela to “release political prisoners, observe the rule of law, press freedom, and separation of constitutional powers, and restore a democratic process that mirrors the people’s will.”
Recently, the US President had telephone conversations with his counterparts of Brazil, Michel Temer, and Chile, Michelle Bachelet, addressing, among others, the issue of respect for human rights in Venezuela.