Pichetto and Ferraro questioned their inaction upon the arrival of the president of Venezuela, accused of serious human rights violations.
The arrival of Nicolás Maduro to the country, within the framework of the Celac summit on Tuesday, motivated numerous questions from opposition leadersas well as from abroad, but also a striking silence of local Human Rights organizations.
Over the weekend, the decision of Patricia Bullrich to resort to the DEA to arrest the president of Venezuela on his entry into the country was known, and direct criticism also arose due to the inaction of human rights agencies in the face of the arrival of Ripe, accused of serious human rights violations in his country.
Miguel Angel Pichetto He was one of those who spoke about the role of the organizations. “It doesn’t surprise me at all, they are part of the problem and the lack of debate. They have become a sector demanding factious human rights. What matters is always looking back, towards the ’70s, without projecting the future of Argentina at all, with Human Rights as a whole,” said the general auditor and benchmark for Together for Change in statements to Rivadavia radio.
consulted by Clarionthe head of the Civic Coalition, Maximilian Ferrarosaid: “It is a silence that hurts and worries. Human rights violations in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua are serious. It is a setback in our history in terms of human rights.” The list of guests for the summit included adding to the list of guests by the Government for the Celac summit leaders of dictatorial governments, such as Miguel Díaz Canel in Cuba and Daniel Ortega, from Nicaragua.
He also spoke with this medium javier milei, from Libertad Avanza, who said that Argentina “does not have to make deals with communists, with any, neither with Venezuela nor with Cuba nor with Nicaragua, nor with China”. And he went further: “To those who come to tell me that I have no one to export with, I don’t give a damn, I will do it with another.” Milei also recalled that the Sao Paulo Forum, of which Lula and Hugo Chávez were part, sought to establish the Soviet Union in Latin America.”
In recent days there have been few expressions from human rights leaders before the visit of these leaders to the country. One of them was the Argentine Forum for democracy in the regionwho titled “Dictators never again” a spot that he spread on social networks.
“For a country like Argentina, which does not forget the horrors of its own dictatorship, these visits are an offense. For thousands of migrants, expelled by these same dictators, these visits are an insult and a provocation,” they maintain in the short.
There, they also criticize the Cuban regime for having political prisoners “since Fidel Castro came to power in 1959”, the “repressive and bloody situation, responsible for more than 300 murders in the 2018 protests” in Nicaragua and the violation of human rights in Venezuela, denounced by international organizations in the Court of The Hague.
The members of Fader asked President Alberto Fernández to suspend the invitations to Maduro, Díaz-Canel and Ortega. “They are not welcome here. Stop this! Understand that in Argentina, “never again” means… never again!”, they conclude.
The members of FADER who signed the letter were national leaders, plus journalists and leaders from different sectors such as Waldo Wolff, Elisa Trotta, Karina Banfi, Daniel Sabsay, Santiago Kovadloff, Graciela Fernández Meijide, Ricardo López Murphy, Jorge Faurie, Alfredo Leuco, Maximiliano Ferraro, Jorge Ferronato, Eduardo Feinmann, Alfredo Cornejo, Diego Guelar, Álvaro De Lamadrid, Paula Bertol, Brian Schapira, Héctor Schamis, Sabrina Ajmechet and Marcelo Birmajer.
Also, last Fridayrepresentatives of Together for Change in the Chamber of Deputies wrote a statement in which they asked to prevent Nicolás Maduro from entering the country and declare him “persona non grata.”