Remember how, the other day, a certain twice-failed Venezuelan presidential candidate (and perennially failed governor of the state of Miranda) dissed the newly inaugurated president of Chile for not supporting his silly little putsch? Well, here’s her response to all that, and it’s a gem:
The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, reiterated on Sunday that nobody, whether person or country, has the right to violently depose a legitimately elected head of state, referring to the violent occurrences in Venezuela on the part of opposition members seeking to oust the government of president Nicolás Maduro.
In an interview with the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, Bachelet affirmed that “we will never accept that anyone, whether person or country, incites by way of violent mechanisms to oust a legitimately elected president.”
Regarding the supposed denunciations of violations of freedom and human rights in Venezuela, the recently elected Chilean president stated that her government has one vision, and that is to always hope that human rights and the constitution be respected.
Bachelet recalled that in the recent meeting of the foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), they sought ways to accompany the government and people of Venezuela to resolve the conflict by way of dialogue and peace.
“For that reason, there was a joint declaration, and a commission of foreign ministers will be formed in order to travel to Venezuela before April 1,” Bachelet added.
She also said that some oppositionists called the UNASUR declaration “tepid” because the phrase “human rights” was not used, and had to retract that statement when the Chilean foreign minister, Heraldo Muñoz, asked them to read the declaration well.
Bachelet commented that in her experience as president of UNASUR, “the important thing is to be pro-active, to accompany and generate support for conditions of dialogue and peaceful solutions to conflicts.”
It bears mentioning, at this point, that Nicolás Maduro has, in fact, done nothing but reach out for peaceful solutions to the violent conflicts that the putschist opposition — led by Majunche — have created in Venezuela. And that the opposition’s so-called leaders — Majunche in particular — are boycotting every effort at talks. They want nothing less than a full coup and ouster, and they’re going to hold their breath until they get it…or until other regional leaders, like Michelle Bachelet, make it clear and plain that they don’t take this childish tantrum-throwing seriously.
And lo and behold, that just happened.
Guess calling her another Pinochet wasn’t such a good idea after all, eh Majunche?