Justice International intensifies work to restablish democracy in Venezuela at OAS General Assembly meeting Featured

Caracas, June 23, 2017.

In the framework of the 47th meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), held between June 19 and 21 in Cancun, Justice International called for action to restore democracy , the defense of human rights and the exit of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

In a letter sent by the human rights NGO, the ambassadors are exposed to the OAS (particularly Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Bolivia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago). Tobago, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda and Suriname) informative material on the exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis and the breakdown of democratic instructions to be taken into consideration by their respective governments.

Prior to this letter, Justice International along with other Venezuelan organizations abroad have been working on this type of action to pressure the countries of the region with the aim of promoting actions leading to a resolution of the Venezuelan crisis.

One of these actions, led by Karym Salcedo, representative of the NGO in Miami together with other local organizations, was entrusted with handing over a letter to the diplomatic authorities of El Salvador requesting the support of the Salvadoran delegation to the OAS regarding the the Inter-American Democratic Charter (CID), after the refusal of this country in the vote for the application of this mechanism to Venezuela on June 23, 2016

Likewise, representatives of Justice International in collaboration with other organizations had the opportunity to submit a petition, backed by 6615 signatures, to demand the continuation of the efforts for the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter (CID). The initiative was given by Brenda Garrido and was delivered and received by the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, on March 4, 2017.

These projects were carried out within the framework of the #OEACartaYA campaign, organized by various organizations promoting democracy in Venezuela. The platform of this campaign and other related ones can be found at www.justiciainternacional.org and at https://twitter.com/JusticiaIntl