Venezuelan president asks U.S. to rectify report on human rights
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday urged his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama to rectify the U.S. 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
In a phone interview with a TV program, Chavez rejected the report's accusations of human rights abuses in Venezuela.
He said the United States is an imperialist country that passes over its people and other nations, Xinhua reported.
In the program, Chavez also demanded that the United States deport Cuban-U.S. citizen Luis Posadas Carriles, who is accused of committing an attack on a Cuban airliner on Oct. 6, 1976. The attack left 73 people dead.
The U.S. State Department presented to the U.S. Congress Wednesday its 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, whose comments on the human rights conditions in other countries have drawn widespread refutations.
On Thursday, the Venezuelan government strongly and firmly rejected the U.S. report.