Insulza: Controversy surrounds the issue of Chávez's inauguration
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza on Wednesday told Chilean radio station ADN that he would rather not comment about the decision to postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez for his new term in office
"Some elements are political rather than juridical. I would rather not take a stance. I think it is better for Venezuelans to solve this issue tomorrow (January 10)," Insulza said in an interview with Chilean radio station ADN, Efe reported.
"The problem is that many think that if he (Chávez) does not take oath tomorrow (January 10), this would trigger a different process. This is not accepted by people who do not want to rule out the possibility that Chávez takes oath a few days later."
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.