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REJECTION TO THE ERRATIC STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE HOMELAND OF BOLÍVAR
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the unbelievable statement published today by the White House on 07/17/2017.
It is a document of a sort that has never been seen before, which, due to its poor level and awful quality, makes it difficult to intellectually understand the intentions of the assailant country. Without a doubt, the government of the United States is used to humiliating other nations in its international relations and believes that it will receive as a response the subordination to which they are accustomed. The trench that the government of the United States is digging in its relations with Venezuela makes it difficult to rationally predict its actions for the entire international community.
The government of the United States, unashamedly, shows its absolute bias towards the violent and extremist sectors of Venezuelan politics, which favor the use of terrorism to overthrow a popular and democratic government.
The moral ruin of the Venezuelan opposition has dragged President Trump to commit an open aggression against a Latin American country. We know not who could have written, let alone authorized, a statement with such a conceptual and moral poverty.
The thin democratic veil of the Venezuelan opposition has fallen, and it reveals the brutal interventionist force of the U.S. government, which has been behind the violence suffered by the Venezuelan people in the last four months.
It is not the first time that we denounce and confront threats as ludicrous as those contained in this unbelievable document.
We call on the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as on the free peoples of the world, to understand the magnitude of the brutal threat contained in this imperial statement and to defend the sovereignty, self-determination, and independence, fundamental principles of international law.
The original constituent power is contemplated in our Constitution and it only concerns the Venezuelan people. The National Constituent Assembly will be elected by the direct, universal, and secret ballot of all Venezuelans, under the authority of the National Electoral Council, as contemplated in our legal framework. It is an act of political sovereignty of the Republic, nothing and no one can stop it. The Constituent Assembly will go on!
Today, Venezuelan people are free and will respond united against the insolent threat posed by a xenophobic and racist empire. The anti-imperialist thought of the Liberator is more valid than ever.
“The United States seems destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty”, Simón Bolívar
Revolutionary activist and sociologist Reinaldo Iturriza has spent many years working with popular movements in Venezuela and writing on the rise of Chavismo as a political movement of the poor. He also served as Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, and then Minister for Culture in President Nicolas Maduro’s cabinet between 2013 and 2016.
Together with activists from a range of grassroots revolutionary organisations and social movements, he is standing as a candidate for the Popular Constituent Platform in the July 30 elections for a Constituent Assembly that will seek to find a political way out of the current turmoil gripping Venezuela through the drafting of a new constitution.
Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes interviewed Iturriza for his views on the current challenges facing Chavismo and the proposed Constituent Assembly. Sigue leyendo
La derecha venezolana apoyada y comprada por los EEUU juega a desestabilizar a cualquier precio la tranquilidad del pueblo de Venezuela. Por último están convocando para este domingo 16 de Julio a un plebiscito totalmente ilegal.
Mienten cuando mencionan la cantidad de firmas que tiene para ello y la cantidad de centros. Su objetivo es sacar del poder a Nicolás Maduro, Presidente legítimamente electo por los venezolanos y han demostrado que son capaces de recurrir a los más terribles actos y a las más mezquinas patrañas con tal de lograrlo. Sigue leyendo
US-Cuba normalisation will go on despite Trump’s rhetoric slowing it down, says Carlos Alzugaray a Cuban diplomat, professor and writer.
Fivemonths into his administration, US President Donald Trump announced his “new” Cuba policy on June 16. With his typical tendency to do more histrionics than politics, he did it in Miami, surrounded mostly with Bay of Pigs veterans
Con las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos estancadas debido a la ignorante hostilidad de Donald Trump, las baterías de la contrarrevolución cubana se enfocan en Venezuela. El encargado: el senador republicano por la Florida, Marco Rubio. Sigue leyendo
The United States began a series of meetings with countries of the European Union in order to have the bloc support sanctions against Venezuela, according to reports from the South American country.
The information was confirmed by the director of the department responsible for the implementation of the State Department’s policy of sanctions, Tarek Fahmy, in Madrid, Notiminuto reports. Sigue leyendo