Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Venezuela in the OAS

Throughout the 75-page report on Venezuela, Almagro updates his first report (released in May, 2016); he details how the living conditions and rights of Venezuelans have been undermined and he also states that this government violates every one of the Democratic Charter’s articles, establishing the breakdown of the democratic order and how dialogue has only served to give Nicolás some breathing ground. The jabs towards UNASUR’s mediators are as accurate as the pages he later dedicates to Nicolás himself and Diosdado Cabello, comparing them to the cruelest dictators the American countries have ever known.
What are the new recommendations?

The General Secretary requests the OAS Permanent Council to take specific actions with concrete results, so that “the call to recover democracy in Venezuela is unambiguous and avoids being buried by circumstantial interests,” recommending ....