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Ambassador Chaderton: International Community Demands that OAS Respond Rapidly and Correctly

The Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Organization of American States, Roy Chaderton, affirmed that the regional body “must respond to the demands of our peoples,” who ask for solutions to problems like the coup d’etat that took place in Honduras on June 28, which deposed the legitimate elected president.

During an exclusive interview with TeleSur, the ambassador maintained that members of the OAS “have to move forward, responding as we go (…) the international community demands and we must do so with rationality and adequate speed.”

Likewise, regarding developments in Honduras, Chaderton indicated that certain actions that should be left up to the judgment of the most powerful governments. “These governments will have to develop concrete actions for the measures that the situation demands.”

Nevertheless, Chaderton believes that the Honduran people “can produce results with the support of the international community, despite the fact that private media have concealed real information on the crisis in Honduras.”

The ambassador considers the popular resistance as those that must take charge of the events to propel an insurrection that permits the return of constitutionality.

The Venezuelan ambassador added that in time the OAS must improve. “We count on the hope, that with time OAS will be better, and for that we need the joint action of all states.”

The OAS decided unanimously to suspend the participation of Honduras in the inter-American body, effective immediately, as a response to the coup d’etat that took place Sunday, June 28 that removed President Manuel Zelaya from power.

This is the first time since the signing of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in 2001, that member nations of the OAS have decided to suspend a member state. Although the precedent existed with the expulsion of Cuba in 1962, this case was a decision made under extreme pressure from the United States

Despite the suspension, Honduras will have to continue fulfilling its obligations as a member of the organization, particularly on the issue of human rights.

Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States / July 7, 2009

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