Sunday, June 24, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) shows Paraguay on a map of South America to his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) on the day in which Paraguayan lawmakers impeached their president Fernando Lugo over his handling of a deadly land dispute, during a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on June 22, 2012. Chavez hosted Ahmadinejad on Friday to ink a series of deals, just a week after boasting about collaboration with Tehran on a drone project. Chavez, who has been battling cancer for more than a year and faces a tough re-election contest in October, has expressed 'solidarity' with key ally Iran as it faces growing pressure over its suspect nuclear program.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
from Noticias 24:
(Caracas, 07 June. Noticias24) – The Deputy to Parliament for the Socialist Party (PSUV), Roy Daza, expressed that "the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) has no alternative but to disappear completely."
Adding at the 42nd Assembly of the Organization of American States, "an historic moment has been reached where some important decisions have been taken, the outcome of which highlight the respect for sovereignty," of Latin American countries.
"There is no alternative but for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to be definitively disbanded. It has become an office managed by the warmongers of the United States," reiterated the Deputy.
In the same regard, he claimed that "the United Nations needs to undergo a reorganization, as do other (international) institutions."
Roy Daza reiterated that, "we people of Latin America can build our own CDH (Human Rights monitoring organization) in the Community of Latin American and Carribean States (CELAC) and in the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)."
The Deputy of Parliament stated the United States "is the number one enemies of Latin America and of the whole world," and added that the CIDH is, "an office of enemies who only function to call on the telephone and comply with petitions" with the North American country.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Have you heard of the new Social Charter of the America's? Who knew that it would lead the OAS to devolve into a mutual suicide pact? Certainly not me. Have you seen all of the new "rights" everyone has. A shopping list from every former Commie's soggiest wet dream.
Friday, June 1, 2012
from the BBC:
Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition.
Until now, anyone with a gun permit could buy arms from a private company.
Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer.
The ban is the latest attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime ahead of elections in October
Venezuela saw more than 18,000 murders last year and the capital, Caracas, is thought to be one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America.
'Must do more'
The government has been running a gun amnesty in the run-up to the introduction of the new law to try to encourage people to give up their illegal arms without fear of consequences.
One member of the public in Caracas told the BBC: "They're killing people every day. This law is important but they need to do more, they're not doing enough now."
Hugo Chavez's government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians, but his opponents say the police and government may not have the capacity or the will to enforce the new law.
Criminal violence is set to be a major issue in presidential elections later in the year.
Campaign group The Venezuela Violence Observatory said last year that violence has risen steadily since Mr Chavez took office in 1999.
Several Latin American countries have murder rates far higher than the global average of 6.9 murders per 100,000 people.
According to a recent United Nations report, South America, Central America and the Caribbean have the highest rates of murder by firearms in the world.
It found that over 70% of all homicides in South America are as a results of guns - in Western Europe, the figure was closer to 25%.