Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela Opposition Leader, Surrenders To Authorities
Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela Opposition Leader, Surrenders To Authorities

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) today expressed its solidarity with the Venezuelan people in a communique released in San José (Costa Rica), headquarters of pro-tempore presidency of the 33 member-nations integration bloc.

Costa Rica’s Presidenta Laura Chinchilla is the pro-tempore president of the CELAC.

The Community has learned with concern the violent acts staged in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela last February 12 and in later days, and deeply regrets the loss of human lives.

“Our Community is against violence and promotes people’s safety, peace, stability, and development; and considers that democratic institutionalization, respect to law, and reliable and truthful information must be guaranteed at all times, as well as full respect for all human rights,” reveals the communiqué.

It also highlights that CELAC member nations express their solidarity with the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and encourage its government to continue making efforts for bringing all the country’s political forces to hold a dialogue in the interest of achieving the peace and national unity the Venezuelan people needs to continue its way towards development and well-being.


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