Formally speaking, the level of abstention during the Presidential election in Venezuela does not allow us to validate the democratic character of the victory of Nicolás Maduro. However, the amount of participation is easily sufficient, in the middle of an economic war, to illustrate popular support for national institutions. Indeed, far more than the Chàvists' hold on power, what was in play was the future of the country faced with ongoing aggression.
We, the G7 Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union, are united in rejecting the electoral process leading to the May 20, 2018, Presidential election in Venezuela. By failing to meet accepted international standards and not securing the basic guarantees for an inclusive, fair and democratic process, this election and its outcome lack legitimacy and credibility. We therefore denounce the Venezuelan Presidential (...)
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015, and (...)
Canada has just notified Venezuela's ambassador of the prohibition on organizing polling stations for the Venezuelan Presidential elections. This decision contravenes the Vienna Treaty on Consular Relations. France and Germany mirrored this action in 2014: both these states violated the aforementioned treaty when they prohibited Syrian ambassadors from organizing polling stations when the Syrian Presidential election took place in June 2014 . Canada, France and Germany are claiming to (...)
Stella Calloni reveals SouthCom's secret plan to overthrow the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This document, which we have already published, contradicts President Trump's engagements to put an end to the régime changes which have characterised US imperial policy. It demonstrates that the international image of chaos in Venezuela is entirely fabricated and is an exclusive invention of Anglo-Saxon propaganda.
On May 20, a presidential election will take place in Venezuela. According to the National Electoral Council of Venezuela, the preparations are ongoing. The incumbent president, and opposition candidates are in the process of active campaigning. A trial vote took place on May 6 in a calm atmosphere with a high voter turnout. All these signs indicate a high degree of the country's readiness for a peaceful completion of the electoral process. The Venezuelan people are aware of the importance (...)
The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela and concerned about the worsening political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in that country: Urgently call on the Venezuelan (...)
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The U.S.A. is applying increasing pressure on Venezuela, a country that, in accordance with the way the Pentagon has carved up the world, falls within the “jurisdiction” of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom). SouthCom encompasses 31 countries and 16 territories that together form Latin America and the Caribbean. It has ground troops, naval and air forces and a marine corps, not to mention special forces and three specific task forces. The same strategy that the U.S.A. and Nato applied in a (...)
OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA We, the People of Venezuela, wish to address the People of the United States of America. You must know that on August 11, 2017, President Donald Trump threatened the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with direct military intervention. This dangerous threat was rejected by all nations and by the People of the United States. Nevertheless, two weeks later, President Trump imposed severe and (...)