[News] Venezuela Cuts Relations with United States Over Coup Support
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Venezuela Cuts Relations with United States Over Coup Support
23 January 2019
President Nicolas Maduro announced that he was cutting all diplomatic
relations with the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump
recognized lawmaker Juan Gauido as interim president, after the
opposition lawmaker illegally self-appointed himself as president of the
country, breaking the constitution.
New Coup Attempt In Venezuela Led by Juan Guaido
"They went too far. I have decided to break all diplomatic and political
relations with the imperialist government of the United States. Out!
They can all leave," Maduro said as he gave a speech from the
presidential palace in Caracas. "They aim to rule Venezuela from
President Nicolas Maduro gave a 72-hour deadline to the U.S.
representatives in Venezuela to leave the South American sovereign
nation, after their President Donald Trump, backed the coup d'etat
attempt led by Guaido.
"Venezuela is respected! Neither coup nor interventionism. Venezuela
wants peace, wants progress," said President Nicolas Maduro rejecting
any coup and interventionist attempts in the country.
The governments of Mexico, Bolivia, Turkey and Rusia have stated that
they recognize Bolivarian President Nicolas Maduro Moros as the
constitutional and democratically elected president of Venezuela.
"Don't trust the gringo empire. That's what drives their interest - the
desire for Venezuelan oil, gas, and gold. These do not belong to you,
they belong to the sovereign people of Venezuela," warned President
Maduro to the Venezuelan people.
The left-wing parties in Chile have heavily criticized the decision
taken by President Sebastian Piñeara of recognizing the illegally
self-appointed "president" Juan Guaido. According to Jaime Naranjo, a
lawmaker for the Socialist Party of Chile, the decision of Piñera is
like trying to "put out a fire with gas."
"It seems to me that it is an absolute and absurd diplomatic imprudence.
You can not recognize a government when it has in our own country,
recognizing another government with an installed ambassador (...) The
decision taken by the (Chilean) Government does not help the Venezuelan
democratic process at all," stated Naranjo.
"US Vice President openly calls for regime change in #Venezuela.
So-called "rules-based order" promoted by West is nothing more than "fig
leaf" of meddling in other country's affairs. Striking similarities with
2014 Western-backed "maidan" coup in #Ukraine," stated the Russian
embassy in Canada on their official Twitter account.
According to Alberto Garzon, coordinator of the United Left and militant
of the Communist Party of Spain "There has just been a coup in Venezuela
by the Venezuelan right-wing under the protection of the U.S.
government. A regrettable classic." According to him, this has been
gestating for several years, and it has not been the first coup backed
by the U.S.
He hopes that this coup will also be a failure, "so that peace and
dialogue are preserved and external interference led by Donald Trump is
rejected." As Guaido has been self-proclaimed as president and was
backed almost immediately by the U.S. government "that is backing the
coup d'etat." He also states that this coup, in Spain, is being backed
by the far-right, to which Garzon asks: "Isn't this representative? of
what is happening in Venezuela?
New Coup Attempt In Venezuela Led by Juan Guaido
January 23, 2019
and international right advances in its destabilizing plans, which are
rejected by revolutionary people in the streets.
Venezuelan Top Court Calls for Probe into Illegal Actions of
Suspended National Assembly
right-wing, backed by the United States and other right-wing governments
in the region, continue with their coup agenda against the Bolivarian
government. Meanwhile, in the streets of Caracas, Chavismo mobilizes in
defense of peace, democracy and sovereignty of the country in the face
of interference and destabilization of the national and international
In an unconstitutional event the president of the National Assembly in
judiciary contempt, Juan Guaido, sworn himself in on Wednesday morning.
After which U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the illegal
self-proclaimed president. The same was done by the Secretary General of
the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, who has
instigated attacks against Venezuela and his Government.
For his part, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, joined the
interference with a call to Venezuelan military and security forces "to
support democracy." In addition, he gave his support to Guaidó "while
establishing a transitional government and preparing elections." Other
presidents and governments of Latin America have supported Guaido,
directly attacking the Bolivarian Government of democratically elected
President Nicolas Maduro.
*The strategy: Usurp powers*
This Wednesday the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of
Justice (TSJ) urged the Prosecutor's Office to determine the
responsibilities of the members of the National Assembly (AN), in
contempt, for the usurpation of the powers of the Executive.
Judge Juan Jose Mendoza pointed out that the National Assembly
"expressly violates Article 236, numerals 4 and 15, as it seems to usurp
the competence of the President of the Republic in directing the foreign
relations of the State."
He also ratified the unconstitutionality of the acts of the AN and found
that it continues in contempt.
*Juan Guaido, the new face of the coup*
The appointment of Juan Guiado as "leader" of the Venezuelan opposition
is not casual, the act responds to the construction of an image that
seems more "popular," contrary to that of the traditional leaders of the
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Guido has his origins based in the popular middle class, he is an
engineer graduated from a private university, even his physical
appearance is far from the traditional profile opponent.
His image contrasts with the one of the president of Venezuela, Nicolas
Maduro, who comes from the working class as a bus driver. Guaido was a
protagonist of the violent actions of the opposition in 2007, 2014 and
2017 usually known as Guarimbas.
*Background: Opposition and usurpation*
On April 11, 2002, the Venezuelan opposition also ignored the
Constitution and staged a coup d'état, in which the president of
Fedecamaras (Federation of the commerce chambers), Pedro Carmona
Estanga, declared himself president, with the complicity of the
country's media and oligarchic sector.
Carmona revoked the 1999 Constitution and the 49 enabling laws decreed
by President Hugo Chavez in the framework of the Enabling Law. It also
dissolved the other public powers, the Supreme Court of Justice, the
Attorney General of the Republic, the Ombudsman, the National Electoral
Council, the National Assembly and the General Comptroller of the Republic.
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