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Venezuelan President Chavez: "The OAS is a like a corpse that must be buried"

Quito, Ecuador March 26, 2010 (VTV) – “The Organization of American States (OAS) is like a corpse that must be buried," was the statement made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on his arrival in the Gran Mariscal Ayacucho Air Base in the Ecuadorian capital.

In response to a question by a representative of the press in Quito, as to his expectations [of the OAS], after the recent elections in that body, the Venezuelan head of state said that “you can’t expect much from the OAS. It’s like a corpse that must be buried. "

He said that it was a question of establishing what was agreed at the Rio Group Summit held in Cancun and will be born at the upcoming summit in Caracas next year: the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

"Thanks to the support of all the countries of our Latin America and the Caribbean, there was no country that opposed or made any exceptions and objections to the summit in Caracas [in July 2011, where the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will be formed]," the president said.

He insisted that this alliance has to be a body to replace the OAS, and that "the OAS is a sign of dying empire."

Imperialist interference

President Chavez said the U.S. "believes it is the owner of Venezuela, but its time has finished," however, he said, they continue to insist on that premise.

He clarified that the Bolivarian government "does not meddle in the internals affaires of the United States" and asked that "they don’t meddle in the internal affaires of our country."

Translated by Kiraz Janicke for

Published on Mar 26th 2010 at 11.05am