Further to my earlier post about the Posada case and Cuban Americans, I was asked to comment on the case for a newsletter, the Latin America Advisor, as were Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue and former Assistant Secretary of State Otto Reich. The full newsletter with the three responses is here (pdf, 3 pages).
Here’s the question…
…and here’s Mr. Reich’s response in full:
It's very disappointing, and it's another sign of the increasing irrelevance of the OAS, the fact that [Venezuela] is having riots because the government is trying to extinguish democracy, and the OAS is passing a resolution on something that doesn't really concern it ... It's such an obvious attempt to divert international opinion from the suppression of human rights in Venezuela. Why doesn't the OAS pass a resolution to keep the government of