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sábado, junio 23, 2007

UNT acude al TSJ a pedir recurso de interpretacion por inscripciones en el PSUV

Omar Espaillat C.

Caracas, junio 21 (Redacta).- Por la inscripción del general de división Alberto Müler Rojas en el Partido Socialista Unico de Venezuela, dirigentes de Un Nuevo Tiempo pidieron a la Sala Constitucional del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia la interpretación de los artículos 328 y 330 de la Constitución.

A tal efecto Gerardo Blyde, secretario general de la citada organización política, junto a los dirigentes de la misma, Delsa Solórzano, Luis Manuel Esculpi, William Ojeda y Enrique Ochoa Antich, en escrito dirigido a la presidenta de la Sala Constitucional, Luisa Estella Morales Lamuño, y demás magistrados que la integran, señalan que de urgencia se requiere la interpretación solicitada, por ser un hecho público, notorio y comunicacional lo de las inscripciones de militares activos en el PSUV, con el fin de evitar las confusiones que han generado estas inscripciones.

Gerardo Blyde fundamenta la acción incoada, en las declaraciones suministradas por Müler Rojas sobre la inscripción de militares activos, por lo que la Sala Constitucional debe señalar, con absoluta claridad, cuál es la interpretación que debe dársele a las citadas normas constitucionales.

“Ambos artículos -dijo- señalan que los integrantes de la institución armada no pueden ser miembros de ningún partido político, sin embargo Müler Rojas alega que primero ciudadano y después general, por lo tanto tiene derecho a estar activo en la Fuerza Armada Nacional y pertenecer a un partido político”.

“Hemos pedido esa interpretación, pues si es como lo plantea Müler Rojas, modificaremos los estatutos de Un Nuevo Tiempo para permitir la inscripción de los militares activos”, señaló.

“Queremos ver -prosiguió- si hay una previsión constitucional, que creemos que existe, pero el general Müler Rojas dice que no, entonces cabe la interpretación constitucional”.

- ¿Cuál es la utilidad práctica de esta acción, si los militares uniformados, en actos del Gobierno, gritan “Patria, Socialismo o Muerte”?

- La utilidad es la de preservar la institucionalidad; la Fuerza Armada Nacional no puede estar ligada a una parcialidad política, ni al partido del presidente, ni a Un Nuevo Tiempo, ni a ninguna otra organización proselitista.

- La Fuerza Armada tiene funciones muy importantes para la soberanía del país y en los procesos electorales; si sus miembros o toda la institución, se adhiere a un partido político, deja de ser confiable para cualquier proceso electoral en el país, por eso necesitamos con urgencia la claridad y la vigencia de la interpretación de estos dos artículos constitucionales, precisó.


viernes, junio 15, 2007

Not all Venezuelans with Chávez
Delegation sheds light on politics during visit to Springs
By PERRY SWANSON
THE GAZETTE
June 14, 2007 - 11:53PM


Many Venezuelans oppose their president’s denouncements of the U.S. government, political leaders from the South American country said during a Wednesday visit to Colorado Springs.

The leaders agreed on that much, even while they held different views on Venezuela’s political turmoil.

Colorado Springs is the last stop for the seven-person delegation from Venezuela. The group also visited Washington, D.C., and Mississippi. It includes representatives from four political parties, including Dayaneth Scorza, a member of the party of President Hugo Chávez.

Scorza said Chávez “exceeded himself” by referring to Bush as “the devil” during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly last year. Still, she said, relations between the countries would improve if a different U.S. president were in office.

“The government of Venezuela has nothing against the power of the United States, per se,” she said through a Spanish interpreter.

Scorza is a staff member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and is active with the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

Other visitors pointed out practices they’ve seen here and want their country to adopt. Delsa Solorzano, a member of the opposition Un Nuevo Tiempo party, said she was surprised by television news coverage of vigorous debates between political parties here.

“It reminded me what it is to have freedom of expression, which is the way it has to be,” she said. “It hasn’t been that way in my country for quite awhile.”

Chávez has stirred controversy in Venezuela by refusing to renew the broadcasting license of a television network that aired news coverage critical of his leadership. He accuses the RCTV network of playing a role in an attempt to oust him from power in 2002, according to news reports.

A Washington-based organization called American Council of Young Political Leaders sponsored the visit, a program it runs twice a year with delegations from various countries. Participants are ages 25-40.

The U.S. Department of State helps pay for the program. Another sponsor is the Colorado Springsbased El Pomar Foundation, which gives $35,000 annually, said Vice President Gary Butterworth.

The visit to Colorado Springs also included a tour of Colorado College and a meeting with Mayor Lionel Rivera.

“The mission is to bring people together despite what is happening government-to-government,” said Quentin Lide, chief operating officer of the young political leaders’ group. “We are exposing young leaders to different viewpoints and regions of the country so that they hopefully will have a better understanding about our political system, but also what the differences are in opinions across the United States.”

ABOUT THE COUNTRY

- The Republic of Venezuela is on the northern coast of South America. It covers an area more than three times the size of Colorado.

- The population is about 26 million people, most of them Spanish-speakers. The capital is Caracas.

- The country achieved independence from Spain on July 5, 1811. The president is Hugo Chávez, first elected in 1999.

- Venezuela is a major trading partner of the United States. About 60 percent of its exports come here, and about 36 percent of its imports are from the United States. The main export is oil.


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lunes, junio 04, 2007

Venezuela backlash
A mild rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prompted the Venezuelan ambassador to issue a strong defense of his government's decision to shut down a major independent television station and to claim the action had no impact on press freedom.
Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez wrote in a two-page letter to Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, that the decision not to renew the broadcast license of RCTV, the oldest television station in the nation, was a "simple regulatory matter" that was entirely legal under Venezuelan law. Besides, he added, RCTV was a dangerous opponent of President Hugo Chavez and supported a coup that briefly overthrew him in 2002.
Mr. Alvarez insisted the decision to close RCTV had nothing to do with its "critical editorial stance against the government." However, he added, RCTV was subversive.
"It used its privileged position as a media outlet to help subvert Venezuela's constitutional order," Mr. Alvarez wrote.
The authoritarian and anti-American president on Friday lashed out at critics from Washington to Europe and neighboring Brazil, which all denounced the closure of the television station. Thousands of Venezuelan protesters also demonstrated against the action.
Mrs. Pelosi last week said Mr. Chavez's decision to close RCTV "is exactly the kind of action that raises concern about his leadership." She urged Mr. Chavez to "reconsider this ill-advised decision."
The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a stronger statement, calling the silencing of RCTV an "arbitrary decision" and a "setback for democracy" in Venezuela.
Diplomatic traffic
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
Today
• A delegation from Venezuela with: Omar Arenas, legal adviser to the Chacao Municipality Parochial Board; Emilio Grateron, a member of the Chacao Municipality Council; Villapol de Jesus Morales, president of the San Francisco Municipality Council; Delsa Solorzano, coordinator for the Commission of Human Rights; Dayaneth Scorza, a staff member of the Science, Technology and Media Committee of the National Assembly; Eduardo Enrique Vale, secretary-general of the Social Christian Party; and Victor Manuel Velasco, legal adviser to the Zulia Federation of Workers. They meet with congressional and administration officials as part of a 12-day U.S. visit organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

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James Morrison, 4 June 2007, Washington Times

Venezuela backlash
A mild rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prompted the Venezuelan ambassador to issue a strong defense of his government's decision to shut down a major independent television station and to claim the action had no impact on press freedom.
Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez wrote in a two-page letter to Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, that the decision not to renew the broadcast license of RCTV, the oldest television station in the nation, was a "simple regulatory matter" that was entirely legal under Venezuelan law. Besides, he added, RCTV was a dangerous opponent of President Hugo Chavez and supported a coup that briefly overthrew him in 2002.
Mr. Alvarez insisted the decision to close RCTV had nothing to do with its "critical editorial stance against the government." However, he added, RCTV was subversive.
"It used its privileged position as a media outlet to help subvert Venezuela's constitutional order," Mr. Alvarez wrote.
The authoritarian and anti-American president on Friday lashed out at critics from Washington to Europe and neighboring Brazil, which all denounced the closure of the television station. Thousands of Venezuelan protesters also demonstrated against the action.
Mrs. Pelosi last week said Mr. Chavez's decision to close RCTV "is exactly the kind of action that raises concern about his leadership." She urged Mr. Chavez to "reconsider this ill-advised decision."
The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a stronger statement, calling the silencing of RCTV an "arbitrary decision" and a "setback for democracy" in Venezuela.
Diplomatic traffic
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
Today
•A delegation from Venezuela with: Omar Arenas, legal adviser to the Chacao Municipality Parochial Board; Emilio Grateron, a member of the Chacao Municipality Council; Villapol de Jesus Morales, president of the San Francisco Municipality Council; Delsa Solorzano, coordinator for the Commission of Human Rights; Dayaneth Scorza, a staff member of the Science, Technology and Media Committee of the National Assembly; Eduardo Enrique Vale, secretary-general of the Social Christian Party; and Victor Manuel Velasco, legal adviser to the Zulia Federation of Workers. They meet with congressional and administration officials as part of a 12-day U.S. visit organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
•Danny Seidemann, an Israeli lawyer and counsel to Ir Amim, an organization dedicated to the future of Jerusalem. He addresses a forum on the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, organized by Americans for Peace Now, the American Task Force on Palestine and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
•Subodh Kant Sahai, India's minister for food processing industries, who holds an 11:45 a.m. press conference at the Indian Embassy, 2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Wednesday
•Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz of Israel, who meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Mr. Mofaz, a former defense minister, meets with R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, on Thursday.
Thursday
•Education Minister Annette Schavan of Germany, who discusses the high-tech Euro Program for Research and Development at 7 p.m. at the National Press Club.
•Usman Majid, a member of Legislative Assembly and former minister of state planning and development of the state government of Jammu and Kashmir. He speaks at the United States Institute of Peace on the future of the Kashmiri people and the Indian-Pakistan peace process.
•Asif Alam, president of the Association of Pakistani Professionals, who participates in a panel discussion on the Pakistani elections in a forum at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
•Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison@ washingtontimes.com.


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