sexta-feira, março 05, 2004
Venezuela's U.N. ambassador, Milos Alcalay, resigns in protest against the government of President Hugo Chávez
Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, Milos Alcalay, announced Thursday that he was resigning because he could no longer represent a government that abuses human rights.
''I regret to see that my country is moving away from basic principles that should always be present in the implementation of a diplomacy based on democratic values,'' Alcalay said in a letter read to reporters.
Those principles include ``the protection of human rights, the undeniable need for a fully effective democratic regime and the need for it to take action through diplomacy using constructive dialogue.''
Alcalay's letter said the repression of opposition demonstrators in the past week revealed a pattern that ``closely resembles those totalitarian or authoritarian regimes rejected by the peoples of Latin America in the 1980s.''
''As such, it is with deep regret that today I have resigned my post,'' Alcalay, a career diplomat with more than 30 years' experience, said in his letter to Foreign Minister Jesús Pérez.
posted by Miguel Noronha 3:31 da tarde
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