OAS Chides Venezuela on its Human Rights Record
The Human Rights Branch of the Organisation of American States issued a critical 300 page report against the Chavez government of Venezuela today. Activists and jurists from Antigua, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, and the United States have grown increasingly concerned over the manner of Chavez’s governance. The report marks the second time President Chavez and human rights organizations have come to loggerheads. The first occurred in 2008, when Chavez expelled two Human Rights Watch workers over increasing criticism from that body. Venezuela’s ambassador, Roy Chaderton, criticized the body for being a “mafia of bureaucrats,” and not supporting the “social-justice” movement of President Chavez.