Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Letter from Diego Arria to Hugo Chavez

I have no time to translate this letter but it deserves to be widely published.  In it Diego Arria accuses Chavez of being a criminal and tells him he is waiting for him in the International Tribunal at The Hague, the fitting end to any international thug that supports the FARC, the ETA, attacks and robs its own fellow citizens and so many more crimes again Human Rights.  You have to appreciate and admire the courage of Diego Arria because for less, much less than that, people in Venezuela are today sent to jail. (PS: a translation can be found here)
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Teniente Coronel Hugo Chávez Frías
Presidente de la República
Fuerte Tiuna. Caracas

Presidente Chávez

Nuevamente y por ordenes suyas tropas de asalto del INTI y de la Guardia Nacional arremetieron contra mujeres y hombres trabajadores de una finquita naranjera de mi propiedad de apenas 40 hectáreas totalmente desarrollada con ocho mil matas de naranjas y pastos de corte a donde los había trasladado después que usted personalmente hiciera asaltar y saquear La Carolina y dejara en la calle a estos trabajadores-que a pesar de no ser cubanos deberían merecer de usted una mínima consideración.


Acatando sus ordenes estas mujeres y hombres venezolanos fueron sacados a la fuerza de la finca por la Guardia Nacional y por la tropa de asalto del INTI que ustede y el mundo conoce opera bajo la dirección del Etarra Cubillos buscado por la INTERPOL como terrorista y que goza de su protección personal. Reitero lo que le dije cuando se robó La Carolina . Es usted un cobarde.
Es evidente para todos que esta nueva acción suya mas que contra mi es contra trabajadores que se resisten a ser secuestrados por su infame régimen pero que se aceleró por los informes que usted ya ha recibido de sus mandaderos en París, Ginebra, La Haya y Madrid de los alcances y repercusiones de la gira que hice recientemente a esas capitales con el propósito de denunciarlo a usted como el triple coronado olímpico en materia de violaciones a los derechos humanos ,a la libertad de expresión ,la incitación al odio y a la violencia y como creador y promotor de una política de estado de asalto y saqueo de propiedades.

Entiendo lo justificado de su inquietud y de su terror porque sus acciones lo conduciran irremediablemente a la apacible ciudad de La Haya, sede de la Corte Penal Internacional que considera el asalto, el pillaje y el saqueo como crimen de lesa humanidad cuando como en su caso se practica sistemáticamente como política de estado. Ya somos cientos de ciudadanos tanto nacionales como extranjeros abusados por usted que nos preparamos para esperarlo en La Haya. Sin dudas si tuviésemos en Venezuela instancias judiciales independientes seria mucho mas expedito su cita con la justicia.
No puedo dejar de comentarle cuanto me recordó usted al criminal de guerra Slobodan Milosevic cuando lo vi en el programa de la BBC de Londres. Y le digo porqué. Milosevic se veía empequeñecido cuando fui como testigo en su contra en La Haya y usted en el programa de televisión tal vez mas aun. Gracias al periodista de la BBC el mundo tuvo un anticipo de como se verá usted en un escenario judicial sin la protección de sus guardias cubanos y gorilas locales escondido desde su trinchera televisiva desde donde insulta y amenaza diariamente a los venezolanos que dignamente se le oponen. Con razón el Presidente Alvaro Uribe le dijo “Sea varón”. Pero usted no ha podido serlo nunca.

Está usted muy equivocado si cree que con estas acciones suyas va a silenciarme o a detenerme en la misión que me he impuesto de desnudar ante el mundo la podredumbre de su régimen que no cabe en contenedores. Usted como prontuario ambulante en que se ha convertido para vergüenza nacional ya ha acumulado suficientes méritos para ser procesado conjuntamente con sus principales cómplices militares y civiles. Y hasta de familiares. No debe olvidar que tribunales de Colombia, España y Honduras tambien tienen especial interés en sus acciones que afectan a esos paises. De la misma manera el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, la Organización Mundial contra la Tortura, la Organización Internacional del Trabajo OIT y hasta el propio Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU.

El país sabe de donde desciende usted y de donde yo. A que se ha dedicado usted durante diez años y a que me he dedicado yo. Usted asociado a las peores causas de la humanidad y yo a la promoción de la paz en varios continentes. Por eso mis denuncias tienen credibilidad.

Chávez Te Espero en La Haya.

Diego E. Arria
Junio 22 de 2010

10 comments:

  1. 1979 Boat People11:38 PM

    Wow!.

    Hope to see Chavez in the International Tribunal at The Hague soon.

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  2. Anonymous11:20 AM

    While I understand Arria's rage because of the injustices committed by the regime, I hope this letter doesn't make it to any international entities of any kind of power to do "something".
    Why? Because statements like:
    - “triple coronado olímpico”
    - “gorilas locales Escondido”
    - “Chávez Te Espero en La Haya”

    do not help. He should keep his language PROFESSIONAL at all times.

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  3. Anonymous8:40 PM

    I agree. Chavez should be charge in The Hague for violating the rights of every Venezuelan citizen in the last 11 years.

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  4. Anonymous

    Maybe he is using words Chavez can understand?

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  5. Island Canuck6:57 AM

    I agree, the harsher the words the better.

    This bully only understands the the brutal aspects of life.

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  6. Anonymous10:51 AM

    I cannot agree more with Mr. Arria. First biggest Human right Violation since 2002: NO ex PDVSA worker can get a job in oil business in Venezuela!!! How is that as Venezuelan oil expert you do NOT have the right to work in your own country.

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  7. This letter is Diego Arria calling Chavez out in language that he and every Venezuelan can understand. Chavez's credibility internationally has already been destroyed. It is Chavez's domestic credibility which must now be undermined.

    In the face of such a personal challenge, Chavez can only:

    1. Ignore it, which makes him look impotent (and his ego won't allow that), or

    2. Steal something else of Arria's in Venezuela, which makes him look childish, and further proves his point.

    Either way, it is a win-win move that, I suspect, was carefully planned.

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  8. We need more people like Diego Arrias
    who are willing to put their freedom and properties at risk to speak out and confront Chavez.This is the only way Chavez could be stopped.As long as too many people fear to see their interests effected and often remaining quiet, there is no hope for getting him out.

    What's even more striking is that Diego Arrias is a person who already has career and properties established outside of Venezuela and could easily have avoided too many problems.

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  9. concerned6:47 AM

    "What's even more striking is that Diego Arrias is a person who already has career and properties established outside of Venezuela and could easily have avoided too many problems."

    It is for this very reason that Arrias has the luxery of defiance. It is when everthing that you own is within Venezuela that you have to tow the line submisively.

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  10. Concerned,

    What I am saying is that once you are out of Venezuela it is easier to avoid making a choice between collaborating or resisting.

    If you are in Venezuela you HAVE to make a choice between collaborating or resisting.

    I suppose we could discuss the paradox of SELF vs the OTHER:

    Fighting for ONESELF and fighting for the OTHER are 2 good things to fight for, and it would not be a fight without a risk.

    It generally takes more gumption to fight for others than it does for oneself but there comes a moment for a mature person when the difference appears less important.

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