Social movements start online petition against OAS' Almagro interference


Caracas, 20 Mar. AVN.- Social movements have launched an online petition in which Venezuelans and other citizens of the world can sign this initiative to reject the actions of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Bolivarian nation.

Almagro presented a report on March 14, speaking on behalf of the Venezuelan right and demanding to suspend Venezuela membership on the basis of value judgments, closely following the rhetoric of the opposition spokesmen who are promoting an intervention against the country.

On the site, in addition to digitally signing the petition, interested parties will have access to the document that 185 social movements handed out to Venezuela's foreign ministry last Wednesday, a day after Almagro presented his report against Venezuela.

Virginia King, a member of the Latin American Foundation of Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), said in a phone interview with the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) that this collection of signatures "will show that Venezuelans do not support someone outside our borders to come to manage our destination".

She explained that "signatures will be collected only by the site because that way we certify the origin of the same and also facilitates the process, which is consistent with the respect and guarantee of human rights."

"(With the signatures) we seek to raise a collective awareness in which we can all be defenders of human rights, the self-determination of our people, to decide our destiny and to define the reins of the country," she said.

This initiative will be spread by the social networks of Venezuela's social movements, and through forums and talks that will be carried out throughout the country to publicize the consequences of imperial interference.

Social movements are made up of activists from groups of Afro-Venezuelans, sexual diversity, carriers, social rights, as well as members of the Local Committees of Supply and Production (Clap).

20/03/2017 - 05:35 pm