Venezuela Condemns the Recognition of Juan Guaidó by the US

January 5, 2022

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, in a statement published Wednesday on its Twitter account, has expressed its vehement rejection of the U.S. decision to endorse the extension for one more year, starting January 5, of Juan Guaidó’s fictitious mandate, as alleged “president in charge” of Venezuela, as well as to ratify the continuity also for one more year of the National Assembly that was stripped of its power in 2017.

The position of the U.S. Administration presided by Joe Biden regarding Guaidó, “is part of a failed and recidivist policy”, which “in a criminal manner affects the sovereignty of the country and seeks to jeopardize its peace, stability and development”, the text indicates.

Furthermore, it emphasizes that Washington intends, in reality, to give legitimacy to the “transnational criminal group already infamous for its role in the theft and squandering of the resources of all Venezuelan men and women who are kidnapped abroad due to the unilateral and illegal coercive measures dictated from Washington”.

Caracas denounced that Biden “far from overcoming the hostile policy of his predecessor”, Donald Trump, has decided to continue “his financial, diplomatic, economic and political persecution” against the Venezuelan people.

“It is time for the U.S. government to abandon its threats and rectify its position, as has already been done by several of the international actors initially gave in to U.S. pressure or deception to disavow the legitimate Venezuelan government,” reads the official statement.

Guaidó proclaimed himself “interim president” of Venezuela in a square in Caracas in January 2019, with the support of the U.S. according to Caracas and analysts, the former deputy is a puppet at the service of Washington’s interests that, for the time being, has allowed him to manage and control billions of dollars from Venezuela’s frozen accounts abroad.

Source: Hispan tv, translation Resumen Latinoamericano – English