21 sept. 2008

HRW: A Way to Subvert in Venezuela

By Roberto Hernandez
Caracas, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The non-government organization Human Rights Watch (HWR) with its supposed neutrality on human rights matters is in straight path to subvert the Venezuelan government.

Human Rights Watch: la verdad socavada

Like if it were trying to add up points against progressive governments in Latin America, HRW members took part only four days ago of an open aggression against the political power in the South American country.

Immediately, local authorities decided to expel HRW chairman for the Americas of the organization, Jose Miguel Vivanco, and his co-worker, Daniel Wilkinson, for making political campaign in their status as tourists.

Both revealed a text of 300 pages titled, “A decade of Chavez”, with the proposal of validating accusations made by the White House in which they assured that institutions in the country have deterred.

With the presentation of the document the organization, which emerged in 1978 as part of the Cold War, affirmed that they are part of Washington’s strategy.

Tom Malinowski, head of HRW´s office in Washington, said that the goals of this organization is “not to end with war, its about the way in which the armies do the war”.

Among the directives of HRW are ex-diplomats and US legislators, members of anti-soviet propaganda during the Cold War, former intelligence officials, entrepreneurs, and very few human rights protectors.

The organization’s main financial contributor multimillionaire, George Soros, accused of moving huge amounts of money out of Mexico, which provoked a crisis in Mexico in the nineties.

But HRW´s biggest obsession in the last few years has been, without a doubt, Venezuela. At the beginning it tried to be an objective observer of the changes that took place in the country with the arrival of President Chavez in 1999.

During the coup of April 2002 against the Venezuelan President, the observatory of human rights did not pronounce itself. Just a year later, it couldn’t hide its contrary intentions in respect to the government.

“If we revise how this organization has acted with our country, just two months before the 2002 coup HRW asked the Organization of American States to intervene in Venezuela,” said Andres Izarra, minister of Information and Communication.

The following year, added, it started a campaign against the law of social responsibility for radio and television going along with an order issued by the US State Department.

Vivanco was a former diplomat of Augusto Pinochet´s dictatorship between 1986 and 1989 before the United Nations Commission of Human Rights.

After the arrival of democracy in 1990 he left Chile and funded the Center for Justice and International Right, in Washington.

Since September of 1994, Vivanco holds his actual job place at Human Rights Watch where he has opposed any progressive government in the region.

The expulsion of both characters caused protests in various government and parliamentary sectors of Chile, which assessed that it was all an international campaign against the Venezuelan people.