When the democratic opposition takes over in Venezuela, the first thing they should do at the UN is take action to remove Jean Ziegler, a long-time propagandist of the Chavez and Maduro regimes, from the UN Human Rights Council, where he sits as a member of its advisory committee, and previously as expert on the right to food.
The corrupt relationship between Jean Ziegler and the Chavez and Maduro regimes includes:
- Ziegler created and co-managed the “Qaddafi Human Rights Prize,” and gave the award to Hugo Chavez
- Chavez then nominated Jean Ziegler to the UN Human Rights Council in 2004
- Ziegler was a long-time UN propagandist for the Chavez and Maduro regimes, absurdly claiming that Chavez “ended hunger” in Venezuela, saying repeatedly that the food situation was “formidable”, and the “Bolivarian revolution [was] extraordinary” for the whole continent
- When Ziegler was re-elected as a UNHRC expert in 2013, he embraced the Venezuelan ambassador on Swiss TV in appreciation for his political support