Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Venezuela slams US rights claim

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:29 AM
Original message
Venezuela slams US rights claim
In the latest diplomatic spat between the two countries, Venezuela has declared that a US state department report, saying Hugo Chavezs government violated human rights, is nothing more than "toilet paper".

The blunt riposte from Caracas is the culmination of weeks of arguments between the two countries which saw two diplomats expelled.

The US state department released its 2005 report on world human rights on Wednesday, pointing out that opponents of Chavez were harassed, restrictive laws on the media and use of the judicial system for political ends.

The Venezuelan vice president, Vicente Rangal said: "These reports are just toilet paper, exactly that, toilet paper, because the US state department officials have no authority to judge any country in the world. If any country or any government violates human rights and is a centre of corruption, it's the US government," he said.

al Jazeera
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:35 AM
Response to Original message
1. I keep getting the USA confused with Venezuela. The Report on
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 10:36 AM by FloridaPat
Human rights accused which country of "harassing opponents , restrictive laws on the media and use of the judicial system for political ends."?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:38 AM
Response to Original message
2. lol -- the u.s. is projecting -- and they got
BUSTED!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:52 AM
Response to Original message
3. That is too funny!
And TRUE! :rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:16 AM
Response to Original message
4. just more standard republican projection
these republicans need therapy, not power
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Dec 18th 2014, 06:54 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC