Venezuela! And now America eyes Venezuela!Venezuela appears to be in a political mess and at the forefront is the USA. It’s all about the vicious struggle of who is going to control Venezuela. Juan Guaido, opposition leader in Venezuela and his supporters, distributed leaflets to Venezuelan soldiers. These leaflets covered in detail, the amnesty law, which would help protect them, in their efforts to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.
Juan Guaido Supported By USA?
It would seem that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, is being supported by none less than the United States of America. This is clearly evident from the fact that he was recognized as the interim president, by the administration of Donald Trump. A move that has not at all gone well with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Juan Guaido took a symbolic oath of office, declaring himself as the constitutional leader of Venezuela, on the grounds that President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election last year was fraudulent. An allegation that has been supported by America, the European Union and many other nations.
In response to the actions of the Trump administration, President Nicolas Maduro issued an order stating that US Embassy personnel should leave the country within 72 hours. On state TV, President Nicolas Maduro openly accused the United States of America of plotting against him.
How Did America Respond?
The Donald Trump administration did not listen to the orders issued by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, claiming that he was no longer the “legitimate president” of Venezuela. The Donald Trump administration said that there would be a “significant response” if personnel of America were intimidated or threatened. US National security adviser John Bolton said that any threat on Juan Guaido or on a U.S. diplomat, would result in a “forceful reaction”.
John Bolton Tweeted,
“Any violence and intimidation against U.S. diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan Guaido, or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on the rule of law and will be met with a significant response.”
And The Venezuelan Response?
President Nicolas Maduro suspended the expulsion of the US diplomats. “That is true diplomacy.” President Nicolas Maduro said on national television. But President Nicolas Maduro cut all ties with the United States of America, after they declared that they had recognized Juan Guaido as the real leader of Venezuela.
The expulsion of US Diplomats was suspended, so as to give a 30-day window for negotiations with US officials. President Nicolas Maduro said that he was open to talks with the United States of America. Under the rule of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has sunk into an economic crisis. There are widespread medical shortages and food shortages in Venezuela and millions of people are dying or fleeing the country.
What Other Countries Are Saying
Russia accused the Donald Trump administration of attempting “to engineer a coup d’etat” against President Nicolas Maduro. China’s U.N. Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said his government “firmly opposed” the U.S. accusations. He said, “We hope the country that accuses others can do likewise itself.”
France and Britain joined Spain and Germany in telling President Nicolas Maduro to call for a new presidential election within eight days or they too would follow the U.S. in recognizing Juan Guaido as the President of Venezuela.
What Does Venezuela Have To Say About This Deadline?
The deadline was dismissed byJorge Arreaza, Venezuelan Foreign Minister, who said, “Europe is giving us eight days? Where do you get that you have the power to establish a deadline or an ultimatum to a sovereign people. It’s almost childlike.”
He went on to say, “Venezuela will not allow anyone to impose on us any decision or order.” He also demanded that it be shown, where in the constitution of Venezuela, it said that an individual can proclaim himself to be president.