Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), said on Friday that “the detention of the Mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, has caused alarm due to the way in which it took place and because it deals with an elected leader exercising his duties.”
Insulza reiterated his call to “stop those acts that lead to a spiral of polarization that envelops Venezuelan society and makes it impossible to reach agreements that bring together the will of all sectors.”
In this context, OAS secretary general urged all sides “to begin to build of a space for democratic dialogue, which is still possible, and which would give this year´s parliamentary elections the character of democratic definition that Venezuela needs.”
Insulza underlined “the need to clarify the allegations of attempts to break with democratic institutions and to respect guarantees of due process.” In that sense, he said “no one could oppose the holding of trials that the authorities deem necessary, but that, given the political character of the case, the accused face their process in freedom.”
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The Venezuelan government needs an enemy, and internal enemies have the advantage that you can be seen to act rather than just impotently raging against the USA.Feb 22nd, 2015 - 05:44 am 0
They will only get a fair trial when Maduro is swinging from a lamp post.Feb 23rd, 2015 - 10:22 am 0
All opposition will be in prison by the time of the elections. Isn't that the way it works in a communist country??Feb 24th, 2015 - 09:44 am 0