Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, admitted today that his Government prefers to discuss the situation of the country in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) than in the OAS because the first alliance It has no sanctions mechanism.
“There is no sanctioning provision in CELAC, here (in the OAS) they threaten punishment, it is punitive, everything disappears in CELAC, the one who has bad intentions will not be able to exercise it, we will argue frankly, that disappears when we leave Here, “Moncada said at a post-Council OAS press conference.
The diplomat made the remarks before his country’s foreign minister, Delcy Rodríguez, announced in Caracas that his government will begin tomorrow the process to leave the OAS, for what it needs two years and pay the 8.7 million that it owes in quotas to organism.
Venezuela took this decision after today’s meeting was approved to convene a meeting of foreign ministers, with no date or place, to address the country’s political crisis with 19 votes in favor, 10 against, 4 abstentions and an absence.
Moncada made it clear that Venezuela will not attend this meeting and that, however, will attend a meeting of CELAC foreign ministers convened at his request for May 2 in El Salvador.
Argentine Chancellor Susana Malcorra asked Moncada why she believes that it can be discussed in CELAC and not in the OAS, if these bodies have “almost” the same members.
CELAC, one of the regional alliances promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, is an agency in which, unlike the OAS, Nor Canada, two of the most critical countries with the Government of Nicolás Maduro, and Cuba, ally of Chavismo.
“There is no machinery of the OAS, with such legal secretary doing such an outrage, neither Almagro, nor the Department of State, nor the National Security Council,” said Moncada when asked why the OAS prefers to CELAC.
“Someday I will prove that the US National Security Council is involved in this,” he said, after denouncing that it is that country that has “armed the game” in the OAS and “pressed” to “small countries.”
The 19 countries that voted in favor of the call were called “the Caines of America,” for “trying to lynch a brother obeying the orders of those who build a wall,” referring to the wall that President Donald Trump, Has ordered to stand on the border with Mexico.
He also said that these countries are “cornered” and that “are dark times” in the OAS.