HRW Urges Argentina to Back Regional Diplomatic Effort against Venezuela’s Maduro

HRW and the Democratic Charter: "We haven't seen any progress in Venezuela. We believe the situation to be worsening". (Notitotal)
“We haven’t seen any progress in Venezuela,” one official said. “We believe the situation is worsening”. (Notitotal)

EspañolThis Wednesday July 27, the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) asked Argentina to add itself to the list of countries requesting that the Organization of American States (OAS) Democratic Charter be applied to Venezuela.The idea is to pressure the country into stopping arbitrary detentions and other human rights violations in the country.

“The reachable advances are linked to an energetic pressure from the international community,” Americas Director for HRW José Miguel Vivanco said. “This is expected to be done through the democratic charter.”

The representative of the international organization talked about Argentinean President Mauricio Macri‘s position. When he met with him last Monday he gave a very critical vision of the lack of respect to human rights in Venezuela. However, it is necessary he also back the Democratic Charter to revert this situation, he argued.

Vivanco pointed out that the position of Chancellor Susana Malcorra will defend dialogue between the opposition and Nicolas Maduro’s government. This, according to him, isn’t enough after the report of 21 arbitrary detentions between May and July.

“We haven’t seen any progress in Venezuela. We believe the situation is worsening,” he said.

Source: El Nacional

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