José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS), is happy that differences in Venezuela can be resolved through dialogue
Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza voiced on Tuesday "happiness" for the end of a hunger strike staged by students in front of the OAS local chapter in Caracas, and for what he considered the beginning of dialogue.
"It is good news that they ended the hunger strike and I am glad to learn that there is dialogue. And if such dialogue put an end to the protest, I am happier then," Insulza told reporters in Brasilia after a meeting with Brazilian Head of State Dilma Rousseff, Efe quoted.
The OAS Secretary-General said that he still lacked major "details" but insisted on expressing his "happiness for the good news" and his desire to get differences resolved through dialogue.
The hunger strike in front of the OAS local chapter in Caracas was started last January 31 by a group of 13 opposition young students who claimed the Venezuelan government the freedom of 27 alleged political prisoners.
The group leader, Lorent Saleh, reported on Tuesday on their decision after the government "hinted an answer" to their requirements
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."