Monday, 25 May 2009

United Nations and OAS complain

I usually don't refer to CNN as a reference, but this time it does have an article with a good review of things.

United Nations and OAS have produced a joined statement complaining about the Venezuelan government's threats to close down Globovisión, TV news station critical of the Chavez regime.

Venezuela's U.N. ambassador, Jorge Valero declared "we reject and condemn use of the name of such institutions as the U.N. and the O.A.S to attack member states while defending private monopolies that are accustomed to abuse of power and violating human rights". This statement by Valero is despicable. The "monopoly" means Globovisión is the only critical of Chávez nowadays on Venezuelan TV. Most people abroad ignore Globovisión can only be seen via open airwaves only in Caracas (and not all) and via cable in main cities. 70% of Venezuela's population has no way to watch Globovisión. The couple of newspapers where there is open criticism to Chávez also give the floor to Chavistas and anyway, they are read by few people in a country where people don't read even if they can. I wonder what human rights Valero wanted to defend.


  1. Just a test

  2. Somehow the blogger is not accepting comments to the previous post even though I had not restricted commenting there. Please, comment here if you want to comment on previous post as well.

  3. Thank you for the list of Ven.presidents - now it is easy to find more information on the web as I have names in order of time now !

    Isnt it nice to hear the Chavez & Co complaining about media monopoly !
    One must admit that their spinning is absolutely high class !

  4. It is indeed...the chuzpah.

    I think the Minister of Anti-Education felt angry when the UCV rector said Chavistas had ambushed her when she went to deliver a petition to him and Chavista thughs made the show they made around her. The minister simply said the ones ambushed were the Chavistas. Hello?
    Actually, I have found the ones still defending Chavismo are getting more incredible by the day. You present proof of X and they simply repeat: you haven't given proof of X (say, human right violations). What else is necessary, I ask? Then they change the topic.
    It is becoming more Orwellian by the day.



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