Venezuela Invites UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Venezuelan Government on Monday repeated its invitation to the United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to visit the country.

On its Twitter account, the Foreign Ministry said that with the visit, the official will be able to confirm 'the broad and historic efforts in favor of guaranteeing and promoting the human rights of Venezuelans.' The new invitation was made by the Venezuelan ambassador at the UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, during a meeting with Bachelet.

The first invitation to the UN high commissioner to visit Venezuela was made on September 28 by President Nicolas Maduro, during his participation in the 73rd UN General Assembly.

On that occasion, at the end of a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Maduro said that 'the doors to our country are open, the High Commissioner of Human Rights is welcome in Venezuela whenever she wants to visit us.'

The repeated actions for economic destabilization promoted by the United States Government and its allies from the European Union and the region are used by the big media corporations to show the world an image of internal despair and thereby justify a military intervention.

In this regard, Venezuelan authorities have implemented the Recovery, Growth and Economic Prosperity Program since August 20, in addition to prioritizing social investments as the main element, using 70% of the national budget.

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Venezuelan Migration: Another War

The war against Venezuela continues through every possible way. On Wednesday 5th took place a meeting of the Permanent Council (PC) of the stinking OAS with the purpose of approaching what it’s called the migratory crisis in that country.  

Venezuela, the issue that obsesses the puppet Luis Almagro, general secretary of that organization, and some others members of the obedient Lima Group (GL), as if there weren’t unsolved pressing matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the member countries of the LG dozens and dozens of millions suffer from hunger, illiteracy, they are forced to emigrate, they are victims of a public health crisis of major proportions, the youths - without education or decent jobs - lack all hope, scourges increased scandalously by the neoliberal model. But that doesn't worry the OAS neither the governments of the LG.  

The meeting of the PC of the OAS is nothing, but another step in the calendar of the hybrid or fourth-generation war against Venezuela, designed by the U.S. Southern Command in different plans. Let’s mention the Venezuela Freedom I, Venezuela Freedom II and the so-called Master Blow. That military organization, controlled, like the Fourth Fleet, to advance the North American militarization in Latin America and the Caribbean with the purpose of controlling population, natural resources and armed intervention, direct or camouflaged. In fact, the LG - popularly begins to be known as mafia of Lima -, even though it’s not the intention of its members, it has become the political arm of the U.S. Southern Command in the ongoing war of the international capital to capture that unique recipient of natural resources and, at the same time, beacon of freedom which is the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The LG is partner in the military aggression that looms against Venezuela. It’s not secret the great interest of president Donald Trump to carry out a direct intervention in the Caribbean country. His highest military bosses had talked him out of that idea because of the political cost and the extraordinary military effort that would require. But in the media looms the ghost of a "refugees" crisis, people – it’s understood – who escape from oppression or from a failed State, with the purpose of building a case for a humanitarian intervention.  

The PC of OAS approaches an unreal crisis, because nearly 5 million Colombians live in Venezuela and the figure of UNHCR (UN agency for refugees) of a million 500 thousand Venezuelan migrants since 2014 is not alarming in a country under an economic war. A war of which the Venezuelan government is not guilty regardless the many errors they have committed. The term “migratory crisis”, originally coined by the ultra-neoliberal The Economist on August 20th, it was the starting shot of the huge media campaign on the topic. Although a resolution against Venezuela by the PC is not in the agenda of the meeting, it was leaked that they had the 18th vote to approve it, but for some reason what they agreed was a follow-up mechanism to the topic whose extents I don't know as I write. Let’s remember that the OAS was baptized "ministry of colonies" by the unforgettable Raúl Roa, acclaimed by the Cuban people as chancellor of dignity, thanks to his fertile and sharp tongue, restless informer of crimes committed by the United States, often prepared by that organization.  

Venezuela is considered "an extraordinary and unusual threat to the national security and foreign politics of the United States" through an ordinance issued by president Obama and ratified by Trump. It’s not a coincidence that on August 23rd, three days after The Economist began to refer to the Venezuelan emigration as migratory crisis, this definition was used by the Monroe-follower senator Marcos Rubio to express that the crisis constituted a threat for the U.S. national security. The continuous interference of Rubio is known in the domestic lives of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua which he carries out on Trump’s orders. Also that this fellow is always in favor of the hardest line against countries that don't bend to the imperial power.  

But Venezuela is not sitting on its hands. Thousands of Venezuelans living in other countries want to enter the plan Return to the Homeland, devised by Maduro. The vice-president Delcy Rodríguez announced that Venezuela had requested help from countries of the region so that they facilitate the return of Venezuelan nationals. In a "constructive" meeting with Peter Grohmann, from the United Nations Program for Development, he had requested to intercede before other governments with that purpose and agree to cooperate to protect the most vulnerable ones in Venezuela.

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Iraqi Displaced Flee Mosul to Syrian Towns

United Nations, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have fled from rural areas of Mosul to Syrian provinces for fear of being considered members of the Islamic State (IS), the United Nations warned today.

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in face of the advance of the Iraqi army and its allies to the city, which has been occupied by terrorists since 2014, many people have taken refuge in the Syrian regions of Raqqa, Deir ez-Zour and Al-Hassakeh.

Since October 17th, an offensive has been underway to regain control of the northern city, in which Iraqi troops, Kurdish troops and other armed groups are fighting the IS with the support of foreign air forces.

A spokeswoman for the High Commissioner's Office, Ravina Shamdasani, pointed out that some Syrian towns to which Iraqi civilians have fled, are also held by the IS.

That is why we are concerned that in the face of ground attacks and US bombardments against IS, its fighters have resorted to tactics similar to those used in Mosul, such as kidnapping, improvised explosives in homes and the use of human shields.

'We have reports that on November 9th, at least 23 civilians were killed, including six women and four children, in a bombing raid on al-Hisha, a village occupied by IS, located north of the Syrian province of Raqqa,' he added.

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