The president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, has spoken to a blunt speech on double standards in a paper for Columbia University, in New York. The Chilean leader has assured that “respect for human rights should not have a double standard”, and has criticized the attitude of some “left-wing” parties and leaders in this regard.
“It makes me angry when you are on the left and then you condemn the violation of human rights in Yemen or El Salvador, but you can’t talk about Venezuela or Nicaragua. Or chili. In Chile we had several violations of human rights in the midst of social discontent, “he acknowledged.
In this sense, he has launched a message to progressive leaders around the world: “To have a future, we leftist parties must have a single moral standard“.
“You cannot condemn only what the United States does abroad, or any other example, if you cannot see what your ‘partners’ or the people who think they are your ‘partners’ are doing,” the politician has settled.