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Venezuelan Foreign Minister rejects statements by his Ecuador equal

Caracas, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The People's Power Minister for Foreign Relations of Venezuela, Carlos Faría, today rejected statements of his Ecuadorian counterpart, Juan Carlos Holguín, during the OAS General Assembly, based in Lima, Peru.

‘The Foreign Minister (Holguín) must talk about human rights violations against indigenous peoples and the mistreatment of the most vulnerable in the country,’ said the head of Venezuelan diplomacy on his Twitter account.

‘They have turned Ecuador into a failed state. It doesn’t hurt to listen to your people,’ he emphasized.

The Foreign Ministry indicated on his website that Faría rejected the statements of his Ecuadorian counterpart as “laughable and brazen.”

At the 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs questioned democracy and the protection of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic.

Holguín also branded Nicaragua a dictatorship and asked the OAS to pressure the government of President Daniel Ortega to change course, in a clear display of interference, the source said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled recent acts of human rights violations in that country, which calls into question respect for human rights.

He pointed out that the day before the Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Ecuador denounced the disproportionate repression against the relatives of inmates in a Guayaquil prison, where 13 inmates died and another 22 were injured, in what he called ‘probable scenario of genocide ‘.

In another similar event on Monday in the Cotopaxi prison, 16 inmates lost their lives and another 43 were injured in a brawl.

The Foreign Ministry recalled that Venezuela formally left the OAS in 2019, due to its recurrent interference positions in the internal affairs of national politics.


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