Friday, 2 October 2009

Venezuela to OAS: Increase International Pressure on Honduran Dictatorship

By Kiraz Janicke

September 29, 2009 -

Venezuela's Ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton Matos, criticised the OAS in Washington Monday for its "cautious and moderate" stance towards the coup regime of Roberto Micheletti in Honduras.

"It is necessary to further increase the pressure of the international community against the dictatorship in Honduras, and for each country separately to also exert pressure," in order to reinstate the democratically elected president of Honduras Manuela Zelaya, said Chaderton during a special session of the Permanent Council of the OAS on Honduras.

In particular the Venezuelan diplomat criticised the "respect" of members of the OAS towards the dictatorship in Honduras and its leader, Roberto Micheletti.