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Luis Lacalle Pou once again criticized the Venezuelan regime: “It breaks your eyes, it is a dictatorship”

Luis Lacalle Pou once again criticized the Venezuelan regime: “It breaks your eyes, it is a dictatorship”

President of Uruguay Luis Lacalle Pou. (EFE/Gaston Britos)

(From Montevideo, Uruguay) he Arrest of Venezuelan activist Rocio San Miguel It has sparked new criticism from the Uruguayan government towards that country's regime. president of Uruguay, Louis Lacalle PoThis decision was considered unfair and again determined management Nicolas Maduro Like a dictatorship.

Break your eyes. It's a dictatorship. There are no free elections. “Today once again another person was unjustly detained,” the president said in a press conference held on Sunday the 11th of this month upon his arrival in the city of Melo (Cerro Largo). “Whoever doesn't want to say it, it's for a reason. Because if he barks and has four legs and bites his tail… If no one tells me it's a dog, it must be for a reason.“Lacalle Pou added.

Uruguay's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Omar Paganini, He reported last week that he had contacted the country's ambassador to Venezuela for consultations, Iber da Rosa, To give you details about the Venezuelan situation. “We have decided to summon our Venezuelan ambassador for consultations to inform him of the worrying events that would make it impossible to hold free, democratic and competitive elections in that country,” the Foreign Minister wrote on the X social network.

Archive photo of Venezuelan activist and human rights defender Rocío San Miguel, president of the NGO Control Ciudadano. (Efe/Jeffrey Arguedas)

In response to a question about this call, Lacalle Pou confirmed that da Rosa will travel to Uruguay “to tell, relate and (make known) what is happening.” He added: “He is the eyes of the government in Venezuela and it is good to have him in the first place.” When something happens in a country, I read what is happening, report back to me, but first of all I call the Uruguayan representative to tell us how people live there and what is happening, so that he can tell us the daily reality. In the case of Venezuela, this is not difficult to imagine“, concluded the President.

The government intends for da Rosa to submit a detailed report on the political situation in Montevideo in the coming days. The text will serve as an input for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine its position on the validity of the electoral elections scheduled to be held this year. Paganini avoided answering what position the Uruguayan government would take, but the act of summoning a diplomatic representative in another country for consultation is one of the strongest signals of diplomacy. “The fact that the call for shura is a sign of disagreementHe confirmed.

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Omar Paganini. (EFE/Raul Martinez)

The Chancellor expressed her regret that the “democratic process” that Venezuela was supposed to go through is “in very great doubt,” and wondered: “We have more than 20 years of an increasingly isolated and authoritarian government.”

Da Rosa was appointed ambassador after eight years of absence from Uruguay's role in Venezuela. The official will arrive in Uruguay, submit his report, and then return to Caracas. However, this leader will leave his position in the first half of the year to devote himself to the presidential elections that will be held this year in Uruguay.

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At the beginning of February, The President of Uruguay has already outlined the government's position on Venezuela. “It is clear that we are not facing free and democratic elections,” he said after being excluded. Maria Corina Machado. Lacalle Pou noted that he said more than once what was happening with the Venezuelan regime when he was leader of the opposition. When he assumed the government, he expressed this to Maduro himself.

Luis Lacalle Pou spoke about the elections in Venezuela

“We are not trying to have a point of view based on whether we like the government more or less,” Lacalle Pou declared. For him, the exclusion of Corinna Machado shows that “there is no kind of will” to make the elections transparent.

After ratification Supreme Court of Justice In Venezuela, due to the opposition leader's removal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement expressing its “deep concern” about this situation. “Uruguay notes with great concern this judicial deprivation of political opponents from holding elective or public office, as it directly threatens the holding of free, democratic and competitive elections,” the government said.