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Correspondence with US DEPT. OF STATE, US EMBASSY IN MADRID & Congressman Hoyer | 2013 - 2014

*********************2013 -2014********************

One of the lessons I have learned in the past 6 years is that the key to getting government officials and government agencies to transform their rhetoric into reality is insistence, insistence, insistence, and then more insistence.... Until they finally give up!

I believe at this point, I am considered by State Department officials and civil servants (in addition to my lawyers in Spain) a "difficult woman" who just will not take "No" for an answer. AND, THEY ARE RIGHT.

AND, I WILL NOT GO AWAY UNTIL THEY TRANSFORM THEIR RHETORIC INTO REALITY, AND START MAKING GOOD ON DECADES OF PROMISES!!!

Previous correspondence to US Department of State, Congressional members and White House (2007- April 2013) is posted on http://worldpulse.com/node/64031

While my correspondences posted below and on the link indicated above are a bit lengthy, my main points are quite simple and direct, and indicated below.

MAIN POINTS IN MY CORRESPONDENCE TO US GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

1. Domestic abuse and violence is a HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION (NOT A "PRIVATE MATTER"), and governments have an obligation to protect under the principle of due diligence. - The Duty to Protect - “The European Court of Human Rights has regularly recognized that domestic violence is not a private matter and that states have a positive obligation to protect individuals against acts of violence by private individuals.” (Gonzales vs. USA, 2011 - Inter-American Commission of Human Rights)

2. The FAILURE TO ASSIST or COVERING-UP of domestic abuse (or any other human rights violations) by judicial actors can in no way, shape or form, nor under any circumstance, be justified under “judicial independence.” Judicial independence is a valid argument in the protection, and assurance, of a democratic and transparent judiciary, but IT IS NOT VALID in PROTECTING JUDICIAL ACTORS involved in the CORRUPTION OF DUE PROCESS, VIOLATION OF CITIZEN'S RIGHTS, NOR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY.

3.The US government (or any government) cannot sanction the human and/or civil rights violations of their citizens (by state or non-state actors) on foreign soil, under the contention of “sovereign” rights when a foreign (democratic) government is clearly IN VIOLATION OF THEIR OBLIGATION TO PROTECT under international law, as well as their CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATIONS.

***ONE OF THE BASIC TENANTS AND PRINCIPLES OF A DEMOCRACY IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT EXISTS TO SERVE ITS PEOPLE, AND ALL CIVIL SERVANTS (OR THOSE WHO FULLFIL A PUBLIC SERVICE) ARE BEHOLDEN AND ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE.***

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Uno de las lecciones que yo he aprendido en los últimos 6 años es que la clave de consiguiendo que oficiales y agencias gobernalles transforma su retorica a la realidad es insistencia, insistencia, insistencia y luego más insistencia…. ¡Hasta que ellos no aguanten más!

Yo creo que ahora, funcionarios del Departamento del Estado (en adición de mis abogados) me vean como una mujer “difícil” que no acepta “No” como respuesta. ¡Y, TIENEN RAZON!

¡¡Y, NO VOY A RENDIRME HASTA QUE ELLOS TRANSFORMAN SU RETORICA A LA REALIDAD, Y CUMPLEN CON UN RETORICA DE DECADAS DE PROMESAS!!

Correspondencia al Departamento del Estado Americano, Congresistas, y a la Casa Blanca (2007- abril 2013) esta fichado sobre http://worldpulse.com/node/64031

Mientras que mi correspondencia fichado abajo y sobre el enlace arriba son bastante elaborado, los puntos destaques son bastante sencillos y directa, y son enumerado abajo.

PUNTOS DESTAQUES EN MI CORRESPONDENCIA A OFICIALES GOBERNALLES AMERICANOS

1. Abuso y violencia domestico es una VIOLACION DE DERCHOS HUMANOS (NO UN “ASUNTO PRIVADO”), y gobiernos tienen la obligación de proteger bajo el principio de debido diligencia. – El deber de proteger – “El Corte Europeo de Derechos Humanos ha regularmente reconocido que la violencia domestica no es un asunto privado y que el estado tiene un obligación positivo de proteger individuos contra los actos de violencia por individuos privados.” (Gonzales vs. USA, 2011 – Comisión Inter-Americano de Derechos Humanos)

2. El FALLO DE ASISTIR o ENCUBRIMIENTO de abuso domestico (o cualquier violación de derechos humanos) por actores judiciales bajo ningún concepto o circunstancias puede ser justificado por ‘independencia judicial.” Independencia judicial es un argumento válido en la protección, y aseguración, de un poder judicial democrático y transparente, pero NO ES VALIDO en PROTEGIENDO ACTORES JUDICIALES implicados en el CORRUPCION DE DEBIDO PROCESO, VIOLACION DE LOS DERECHOS DE CIUDADANOS, NI POR ACTIVIDAD ILEGAL.

3. El gobierno americano (o cualquier gobierno) no puede sancionar las violaciones de los derechos humanos y/o civiles de sus ciudadanos (por actores estatales o non-estatales) sobre suelo extranjero, bajo la contención de derechos “soberanos” cuando un gobierno extranjero (democrático) está claramente EN VIOLACION DE SUS OBLIGACIONES DE PROTEGER bajo la ley internacional, tanto que sus OBLIGACIONES CONSTITUCIONALES.

***UNOS DE LOS PRINCIPIOS BASICOS DE UNA DEMOCRACIA ES QUE EL GOBIERNO EXISTE PARA SIRVIR SU PUEBLO, TODOS FUNCIONARIOS (O LO QUE LLENA UN SERVICIO PUBLICO) TIENEN OBLIGACIONES Y RESPONSABILIDADES HACIA SU PUEBLO. ***

*********************Congressman Steny Hoyer (Maryland) 2013********************

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