Esteban Silva: Almagro must be dismissed immediately from the OAS

Esteban Silva Cuadra, representative of the People’s Democratic Movement before the National Mesa of the Frente Amplio, said in a public statement that: Luis Almagro should be immediately removed from the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States OAS for his serious call to a militarily intervention against the democratic government of President Nicolás Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The recent call of Almagro has a double seriousness since it was made from Colombian territory (Cúcuta), in a country that has a very aggressive right-wing government against Venezuela.

The serious statements of Almagro were made with a planned “staging” to introduce (as part of a political and media strategy) the option of a military invasion against the venezuelan people.

All the Heads of State and Government of Latin America and the Caribbean in CELAC adopted resolutions to guarantee that Latin America is a zone of peace and without wars. In this context, Almagro’s call to violence suggesting a possible military invasion against Venezuela is against the whole continent and is extremely serious coming from a high bureaucratic official of the OAS that must not assume attributions nor actions that violate the principles of self-determination and peaceful resolution of conflicts and the current international agreements.

Almagro has exercised in the OAS as the most obsequious Secretary General to the United States’ Imperial policy toward the region, in addition, we believe that he is mentally disturbed to be in that charge, his extreme warlike obsession turns him into a real regional danger.

Given the seriousness of the facts and consequently with the principles of the foreign policy of the State of Chile, we believe that the government of President Sebastián Piñera should immediately request the removal of Almagro from his position as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Santiago, Chile, September 15, 2018.

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