“Thanks to Almagro’s moral courage and diplomatic efforts, today’s session marks a modest victory for millions of Venezuelans who — after decades of immoral silence by almost every single member state at the OAS — now see many democratic governments in Latin America, both from the left and right, call out Chavismo for its antidemocratic measures,” said Thor Halvorssen, president of HRF. “Incidentally, the session exposed which states in the Americas support democracy and which others, unfortunately, are completely oblivious to human suffering. HRF will follow every effort made by the Secretary General in order to prompt the normalization of democratic governance in Venezuela,” concluded Halvorssen.
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF’s International Council includes human rights advocates Garry Kasparov, George Ayittey, Palden Gyatso, Mutabar Tadjibaeva, and Elie Wiesel.
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