ESPACIO PUBLICITARIO
CARACAS, Friday January 18, 2013 | Update
 
|
share
|
DIPLOMACY

Panama removes OAS ambassador upon remarks on Venezuela

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli rejected the ambassador's stance and apologized to Venezuela for such actions

The Panamanian president and the foreign minister signed Cochez's dismissal (File photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Friday January 18, 2013  11:30 AM

Panamanian Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Guillermo Cochez said that the Panamanian Government has removed him from office upon his criticisms Wednesday at a meeting of the OAS's Permanent Council concerning the silence of the organization with respect to the political situation of Venezuela.

Cochez said that his removal came after in a decree signed by Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Foreign Minister Rómulo Roux, AFP informed.

"Mr. President has all the right to remove me from office," yet "I certainly do not regret what I said yesterday (Wednesday)," Cochez told Panamanian TV channel Telemetro.

Moments before, Martinelli rebutted Cochez's stance and offered apologized to Venezuela for such actions. 

Translated by Jhean Cabrera




|
share
|
ADVERTISING SPACE
Dossier
Is protest over?

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.

fotter clasificados.eluniversal.com Estampas
Alianzas
fotter clasificados.eluniversal.com Estampas
cerrar