The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, denounced that her figure is misunderstood in Venezuela’s case. The Chilean president, who published a severe report in July denouncing human rights violations in Venezuela, said that many in that country mistakenly see her as the virgin Mary, who can work miracles and solve the humanitarian drama.
Some people expected from me things that did not correspond to my position, since she was going to see human rights issues. I was not going to go with money to solve problems, said the High Commissioner in an interview with National Television of Chile (TVN).
Bachelet said she seeks to maintain” her relationship with the Venezuelan State, so she has no plans to ignore Nicolás Maduro as Venezuelan president and recognize, instead, Juan Guaidó, the president of the Parliament who is recognized as interim president of the Republic for more than 50 countries.
I am a high commissioner and I want to maintain my relationship with the Venezuelan State to continue working and to help them resolve the critical human rights situation,” she said.
She also referred to the controversial statements of the Brazilian ruler, Jair Bolsonaro, about his father and the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
In July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights published a severe report on the crisis in Venezuela, which deepened international pressure on the Maduro regime. However, two months later, she reported that the Venezuelan government had not taken steps concerning the recommendations indicated to avoid further violations of fundamental rights.
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