Caracas, 05 May. AVN.- The recent statements said by the United States president Barack Obama, about Venezuela's political situation, confirm to the world his policy of aggression against this country, its people and institutions, denounced the Bolivarian Government on Saturday.
A communique read by foreign minister Elias Jaua in nationwide radio and television hookup on Saturday affirms that "Venezuela condemns with the strength of the Bolivarian dignity the statements said by the president of the United States, Barack Obama, who attacks once again the legitimate government of Venezuela."
Following, the complete text of the communique:
"I protest because I will not allow
the Government and the rights
of Venezuela to be insulted or despised.
By defending them against Spain, a great
part of our population has disappeared
and the remaining part
longs for deserving the same fate.
It is the same for Venezuela,
to fight against Spain or
against the entire world,
if the whole world offends it.
Letter of protest from Simon Bolivar to Mr. Irvine,
Agent of the American Government. Angostura,
October 7, 1818
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects with its strongest Bolivarian dignity, the statements made by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, in Mexico City on May 3, 2013.
Once again, President Obama attacks the legitimate Venezuelan Government, which was elected on April 14 through a transparent electoral process, whose results were recognized by electoral accompaniers coming from the whole continent and other countries of the world, including the Electoral Mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) as well as by all the Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean and other continents.
By stating that the people of Venezuela deserve "to determine their own destiny free from the kinds of practices that the entire hemisphere generally has moved away from", President Obama seems to ignore that during the 14 years of the Bolivarian Government, the Venezuelan people has adopted an electoral system that is constitutionally recognized through the creation of a new Branch, the Electoral Branch, whose governing body is the National Electoral Council (CNE).
President Obama, please get informed. The National Electoral Council has overcome those terrible practices that used to violate people's will, and that the U.S. supported in order to have governments docile to its mandates. This was attained by establishing an automated voting system, by means of which a voter casts his/her vote through a voting machine that totals the votes at the end of the process and transmits the results to the CNE counting center. Additionally, a series of audits are carried out before, during and after the electoral process, guaranteeing, this way, the accuracy of the data shown by the respective ballots.
Similarly, you, President Obama, affirm that there are reports indicating that basic principles of human rights, democracy, press freedom and freedom of assembly are not observed in Venezuela. Although such unfounded statements are not surprising at all, we are obliged to give a response already known by that "hemisphere", i.e. that in Venezuela human rights are totally and absolutely respected, since Commander Hugo Chavez took the lead of the Venezuelan State promoting the composition of a new Constitution which has the most advanced catalog of human rights of the whole region.
Since then, several institutions were created to ensure the respect and greater access to human rights and several new public policies allowing all people currently living in this dignified country to have more and better guaranteed access to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as to the collective rights of our peoples. Mr. President Obama, the people of Venezuela fully exercise the freedoms and rights that U.S. society is still a long way from reaching.
Finally, Venezuelan people, especially families of those people who died on April 15, 2013, are outraged by your fallacious claim that "the entire hemisphere has been watching the violence, the protests, the crackdowns on the opposition". Certainly, in spite of the self-censorship in the media by the large "information" corporations against Venezuela, the hemisphere witnessed the political murder of nine compatriots, Bolivarian leaders, pro-Chavez people committed to our revolution led today by President Nicolas Maduro, under the doctrine bequeathed to us by the Eternal Commander of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. This murder was due to the fact that the main losing opposition candidate did not respect the election results, aroused hate and advocated violence on the streets.
Several acts are added to the violent record of these opposition groups, namely: the storming of several health centers in the presence of Cuban doctors as an act of xenophobia, the arson attacks on public buildings and properties and democratic political organizations' establishments, among other acts of vandalism. Neither you nor your government has expressed concern about these facts. This is simply the imperialist moral, which is of double standards.
As for the other matters, what the entire hemisphere and humanity watch in horror is the events regarding the illegal prison of Guantanamo where, for more than a decade, torture and other cruel treatment degrading of human beings are practiced. This is one of the most shameful chapters of human history. The noble of the world are shocked because you have failed in your promise made in 2008 and 2012 to shut down that prison causing embarrassment to the people of the United States, which is a great people.
Mr. President Obama, the Government of President Nicolas Maduro, inheritor of the ideals of Commander Chavez, and the Plan of our Homeland for the 2013-2019 period, has the historical goal of achieving peace on the planet as the only possible way of saving the human race. We are a peaceful country and we work really hard along with our Latin-American and Caribbean brothers in order to achieve the true union of our peoples, with a view to being free and sovereign and consolidating ourselves as a region of peace.
Your false, harsh and interfering statements do not help to improve the bilateral relations between U.S. and Venezuela; on the contrary, they further deteriorate them. This only shows to the world the politics of aggression that you and your government keep against our nation. President Obama, your statements promote the emergence of a Pinochet in Venezuela. You must assume your responsibility before history; as for us, we will assume ours, which is to defend the Peace and Independence of Bolivar's Homeland.
We alert all the independent Governments of the world, the peoples and their political and social organizations to the plan of the U.S. Government of provoking in Venezuela the so-called "dogs war", in order to justify an imperialistic intervention. May our friends in the world know that we, as descendants of our Liberator Simon Bolivar and our Commander Hugo Chavez, are ready to defend our right to be free from any form of imperial domination.
We call all friends of the Venezuelan cause to display the most active solidarity with our people. Today, just as Bolivar said in 1818, we repeat "fortunately, it has been frequent to see a bunch of free people defeating powerful empires".
Compatriots, let us take David's sling to face this new Goliath's aggression.
Caracas, Cradle of the Liberator
Simon Bolivar, May 4, 2013.
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