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US-backed Venezuelan Opposition Continues Asking For Foreign Interference To Overthrow Maduro Government

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US-backed Venezuelan Opposition Continues Asking For Foreign Interference To Overthrow Maduro Government

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On May 15th, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took part in a “March of Loyalty” with the Venezuelan Armed Forces in an apparent response to US-Proclaimed Interim President Juan Guaido’s request for military intervention by the US.

“Taking part in a military march of loyalty with the men and women of our glorious Armed Forces. A sample of the maximum cohesion, union, discipline and obedience of military power to the Fatherland and its commander in chief. Our victory will always be peace!”

He further claimed that the Venezuelan people are in a permanent state of battle for their “right to live free and in peace.”

On May 11th, Juan Guaido was giving his speech, after which the letter requesting assistance from US Southern Command commander Adm. Craig S. Faller was delivered by the Venezuelan Opposition’s ambassador to the US Carlos Vecchio.

Meanwhile, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez claimed that a US Coast Guard cutter invaded Venezuelan territorial waters.

“Minister Vladimir Padrino confirmed the entry of the VESSEL GC James of the US in jurisdictional waters of Venezuela violating international maritime law, the Venezuelan Armed Forces ordered them to withdraw from the space of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, here part of the conversation.”

On top of asking for US military intervention, US-Proclaimed Interim President Juan Guaido asked the EU to impose new sanctions against Venezuela.

“It is time for all of us who want a solution to the crisis that Venezuela lives to unite our efforts in one. We call on the European Union to join the Lima Group in the road map of the Venezuelan National Assembly, with the cessation of usurpation as a way to achieve free elections.”

“We ask our allies in Europe to legitimize our representatives to the maximum for the consolidation of our government. In addition, we urge the European Union to extend sanctions against the regime as a measure to pressure to achieve a solution to the crisis.”

Finally, he further called the EU to support and promote the opposition’s efforts to charge the Venezuelan government with crimes against humanity.

On May 13th, in another breach of international law the Washington D.C. metropolitan police arrived at the Venezuelan embassy to break the locks and carry out the eviction of Code Pink protesters who had barricaded themselves on the premises, protesting against Guaido’s US-backed opposition.

As of May 14th, the raid to evict the protesters was still expected. Four embassy protectors remained at the embassy as of the tweet by Code Pink.

Any raid on the embassy is completely in breach of international law. According to Art. 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, “the premises of the mission shall be inviolable.” The article continues by assuring that the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission and is under a special duty to protect the diplomatic mission against any intrusion or damage.

The Hill published an opinion piece by Rep. Scott R. Tipton, according to whom the Code Pink protesters were “hypocrites.”

Code Pink scrutinized the article on their Twitter, here are some of the highlights:

Notably, Tripton claimed the Maduro government invited Hamas members to establish cells in the country.


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  • Sinbad2

    The only way the world can stop the US victimizing countries is to change the way financial transactions are conducted. The US is damaging the global economy by using the dollar as a weapon.
    There has to be a better way.

  • araiko

    Amnesty International im it´s last report about Venezuela, of the 14th May, says that only between the 21st and 25th of January, in a period where there were a lot of protests against Maduro, 47 people were killed during the protests , (from which 33 by the security forces) and 11 were extra judicial executions. So, only the ones that are always anti-US no matter the issue can continue to say that Venezuela is a democracy. Im my country there is a saying that goes more or less like this” More blind is the one that doesn´t want to see”

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  • John

    okay, so Gauidó is completely at wits end.

  • Rob

    Stop using US dollar, avoid any type of US products whether that is agricultural or weapons and don’t go America for visit because with this visit in fact you are buying US dollars which support the US collapsed economy.

    You all world communities should remain united like one nation because America want to disintegrate you for own interests.

    In this way then you can stop America from invading you and making you victims.

  • Rob

    The Guido’s and CIA asses still itching but of no avail.

  • El Mashi

    The Venezuelan “opposition” main constituency is the racist Venezuelan oligarchy and the racist Trump regime. The “opposition” surrender of Venezuela’s sovereignty and its enormous oil and gold reserve is unacceptable to the 3,000,000 strong militias and colectivos, Bolivarian Army, the Afro and Indigenous and mixed heritage Venezuelans which is 90% of the population. They know that their misery is because of the US economic siege, intended to starve Venezuelans into submission.