FM congratulates Ambassador Chaderton for defending Venezuela at OAS
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua said that Ambassador Roy Chaderton gave his Panamanian counterpart Guillermo Cochez "a fair and timely" response
On January 16, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli told the Venezuelan foreign minister that Ambassador Cochez's opinion on the situation of Venezuela represented neither the Panamanian People nor the Government, and asked him to give President Hugo Chávez and his family his excuses, a press release read.
Similarly, the Panamanian president informed the Venezuelan foreign minister about the communiqué promptly issued by the Panamanian Foreign Ministry in rejection of Cochez's statements at the Permanent Council.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.