Politics 31-10-2018

Chilean right asks that Bachelet be "impartial" when referring to the future Government of Brazil

The Chilean right and also government authorities asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to be "more impartial" when referring to elections in Brazil.

"We question the impartiality of Mrs. Michelle Bachelet in her position to make statements about the elections in Brazil," said several figures of the Chilean right in a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

Bachelet said Monday that in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will be "very attentive" to what happens in Brazil after the triumph of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro and will ensure "for democracy to continue to consolidate in America Latina. "

"We subscribe to this letter to express the unacceptable bias in the actions of Mrs. Michelle Bachelet in addressing the challenges presented by the defense of human rights in the world and in particular in Latin America," the letter states.

The signatories, among which are parliamentarians and intellectuals of the right, criticized that Bachelet has referred to the election of Bolsonaro, but has not taken action "to prevent serious violations of human rights in Venezuela."

"We hope that we can talk to Mrs. Bachelet and express our concern (...) we regret having to denounce a compatriot who occupies a position of such worldwide prestige, but we believe it is essential that these positions be filled by people who know how to distinguish that they serve all nations, "they added.

From the Government they also referred to the Bachelet statements; Minister Secretary General Cecilia Perez said at a press conference on Tuesday that "when you hold a position of that importance you have to be even in dignifying the value of human rights."

"We hope that that same strong voice will be clear to defend the Venezuelan people who live in a humanitarian crisis," said Pérez.

Bolsonaro won the presidential election on October 28 in Brazil with 55.1% of the vote, over 44.9% of the candidate of the leftist Workers' Party, Fernando Haddad (left).

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