President Hugo Chavez: paranoid - or is the U.S. after him?
Hugo Chavez Calls Terrorism Indictment a U.S.-Spanish Plot
to Chavez, these are responses by Madrid and Washington to the formation of a
new regional body called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which
is meant to assume many of the functions of the OAS, and which excludes both the
U.S. and Canada."
Cuba President Raul Castro and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez at closing ceremonies for the lauch of what is being called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. Is this a victory for Hugo Chavez, in his feud with the United States?
On Tuesday, Venezuela President
Hugo Chávez reiterated that the indictment, issued by National Audience Justice
Eloy Velasco, which observes that there are signs that Caracas is carrying out a
"government partnership" with terrorist groups ETA and the FARC, is a "major offensive"
orchestrated by the U.S. and Spain to scuttle Latin American Unity and counter
the "tremendous success of Venezuela."
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According to Chavez, three
events: the report issued by the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that accuses his government of seriously
undermining the civil liberties of the Venezuelans; the order by Judge Velasco
of the National Audience; and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit
to several Latin American countries this week, are all responses by Madrid and
Washington to the formation of a new regional body called the Community of
Latin American and Caribbean States, which is meant to assume many of the
functions of the Organization of American States (OAS), and which excludes both
the U.S. and Canada.
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The Community of Latin
American and Caribbean States came into being at the beginning of last week during
a summit in Cancun, Mexico, attended by almost every Latin American head
of state. But it will not be officially constituted until statutes are adopted during
a 2011 summit in Caracas.
"This is not to the
liking of the new empire (U.S.) or the old one (Spain). They are very
distressed with what was born at the summit - what was born precisely here, in
Caracas," Chavez said in a statement made to Venezuela's state media while
meeting with his ministers at the Miraflores Palace, the seat of the Venezuelan
"They will try to
sabotage the meeting in Caracas," he said. "While Venezuela is
recognized by the world, we have seen unleashed an orchestrated offensive. All
of this has been orchestrated due to the tremendous success of Venezuela and
our governments in Cancun. … The empire quickly began its attack through the
OAS, the National Audience of Spain, and from the U.S. government, in the
person of its Secretary of State who is touring Latin America. In short, this is a
major offensive against us," he added.
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