In its ordinary session, the Venezuelan National Assembly recognized and thanked the efforts of Luis Almagro, head of the General Secretariat of the Organizations of American States (OAS), for the civic courage and constancy with which he has defended the Venezuelan cause, demanding an immediate end to the violation of human rights and all transgressions of the Inter-American Democratic Charter committed by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
Similarly, the parliamentary majority of the NA supports the re-election of Ambassador Luis Almagro as Secretary General of the OAS for the period 2020-2025, who since his administration has bravely maintained efforts to defend Venezuelan democracy and allowed the legitimate and democratic representation of the interim government of President Guaidó, which emerged from the invocation of article 233 of the Constitution, to have a voice and vote in the OAS through Ambassador Gustavo Tarre Briceño.
The Draft Agreement approved unanimously in an ordinary session held at the Las Salías Mayor’s Office, states that “the NA’s position on this support to Ambassador Luis Almagro should be communicated to President (E) Juan Guaidó, so that within the framework of the Venezuelan constitution the appropriate measures are taken.”
Likewise, to give national and international publicity to the present agreement, given, signed and sealed in the Federal Legislative Palace.
Protagonist of the democratic struggle.
Congressman Biagio Pilieri, of the July 16 faction, stressed that the re-election of Luis Almagro as Secretary General of the OAS, which will take place on March 2nd, “guarantees the political continuity of the fight against Maduro’s regime and effectively collaborates with that first step, which the country hopes will be carried out: an end to the usurpation.
“Luis Almagro, without a doubt, has been a fundamental factor in making visible internationally the deep and dramatic crisis that we Venezuelans are living, and has contributed in a decisive way so that Venezuela is always in the focus of world attention,” he said, and admired “his courage in confronting international figures who have tried to sabotage efforts to reestablish democracy in Venezuela.”
Pillieri described Ambassador Luis Almagro as a professional of “high prestige and extensive experience in international relations and has responded to the noblest causes in the fight for democracy,” while stressing “that he has been a strong fighter against totalitarian and criminal regimes such as those in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, among others.”
The parliamentarian Deyalitza Aray, emphasized the actions that the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, carried out to make visible the very serious situation that Venezuela is experiencing, because of a dictatorial, militaristic, totalitarian regime that violates the human rights of its citizens. Meanwhile, the complex crisis worsens daily and the foreign intervention of governments such as Cuba, China, Russia and the armed presence of irregular groups threaten Venezuela and the region.
Finally, Congressman Armando Armas praised the courage of Luis Almagro, “who has had the Inter-American Charter as a guideline” and thanked him for his courage in facing the challenges of what represents a criminal state, with the penetration of Cuba in Venezuela.
“It is an honor to present to the Venezuelan people a voice of support for the idea embodied by Luis Almagro, a tireless defender of democracy, who has attested that diplomacy does not necessarily have to be an object of Manichaeism and cynicism,” he said.