7 may. 2013

Communiqué: Venezuela's Public Powers categorically reject Barack Obama's statements

In defense of the sovereignty and self-determination
Official Communiqué.   
Lunes, 06 de Mayo de 2013 13:41

Statements by the U.S. President reveal a profound ignorance of the reality of our nation and an interventionist attitude

Official Communiqué

Following, the text:

The BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA, represented by the President of the National Assembly, the President of the Supreme Court, the President of the National Electoral Council, the Comptroller General of the Republic and President of the Ethics Council, the General Prosecutor of the Republic and the Ombudsman, inspired by the universal principles of self-determination of peoples, respect for the sovereignty and will of the people, Latin American unity, solidarity and brotherhood among nations, speak out categorically rejecting the statements made to a social communication media in Mexico City, on May 3, 2013, by the President of the United States of America, BARACK OBAMA, which reveal a profound ignorance of the reality of our nation and an interventionist attitude, and therefore declare:

FIRST: That the opinions issued by the Government of the United States, are at odds with the most basic rules of international life, unaware that our peoples have undergone profound changes as the product of intense struggles for independence, which were consolidated in 1999 when the People of Venezuela adopted the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and began a real participatory democracy.

Therefore, the statements made by President Barack Obama, translate into interference, by once again pretending the U.S. government to adopt colonialist practices that have tainted the Latin American nations and the world, violating the right to self-determination as in the case of peoples to which it has submitted to a status of neo-colonies, and practicing over the past century invasions of brotherly countries in our Americas.

SECOND: That it is evident the effect in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of the principles, guarantees and rights of citizenship allowing the full exercise of their political rights of expression, free flow of information, voting and sovereign will of the people, in the context of attachment to the principle of progressive human rights.

THIRD: As Venezuelans we stated that our rights to freedom, independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and self-determination, are inalienable, therefore, it is our duty to defend our country and the interests of the Nation.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country loving peace, solidarity and the common good, respectful of human rights and true to our history of struggle and freedom.

Under the facts presented, and by force and cogency of its content, the representatives of the aforementioned bodies, do ADHERE to the pronouncement of the Chancellery of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Given and signed in the city of Caracas, on the 5th day of May, 2013

Years: 203° of Independence and 154° of the Federation.