28 feb. 2009

Chavez Demands Obama Terrorist Extradition

Chavez Demands Obama Terrorist Extradition
Caracas, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reiterated Friday to the United States the extradition request of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and former President Carlos Andres Perez, who provoked bloody scenes in the so-called Caracazo.

Chavez stated that US President Barack Obama must deliver Posada Carriles, fugitive from the Venezuelan justice and responsible for the explosion in mid air of a Cuban airplane in 1976 that killed 73 people.

In a phone call to a TV program, the statesman advocated for the delivery of former President Carlos Andres Perez, also protected by the United States, despite having pending accounts with the Venezuelan justice.

Chavez recalled the repression sparked off in Venezuela on March 27, 1989, when the people starred in the rebellion denominated El Caracazo, faced with economic measures taken by former President Perez.

One month before El Caracazo, those responsible for the situation have not still responded in a court of law, like the case of the former president.

According to his opinion, the February 27, 1989 actions precipitated the February 4, 1992 civic-military uprising, led by a group of officials and soldiers convinced of the need of changes in the country.

The Venezuelan head of State also demanded the US government to rectify a report by the Department of State, accusing Venezuela and other countries of violating human rights.