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posted 2 Jul 2017, 04:05 by Gerry Kangalee
The US, along with the Venezuelan opposition, has been trying to overthrow the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for eighteen years. In 1999 President Hugo Chávez Frías won the elections and in 2012 President Nicolás Maduro Moros.

In Venezuela, 20 electoral processes have been held in 18 years of government, of which the opposition has won only two processes and has attempted several coup d’états: on 04/11/2002 when they won power for three days and in 2014 in which they won the majority in the National Assembly, after subjecting the country to a US economic and financial blockade and falling oil prices.

In the last 5 months and 22 days of June 2017, the opposition has increased its terrorist acts with some violent demonstrations, with hooded men armed with firearms and have caused the deaths of 68 people and hundreds of wounded, in terrorist attacks against institutions such as schools and health centers, roadblocks and violent demonstrations.

They asked the OAS, for the third time, at the 47th General Assembly, held in Cancún, Mexico (June 19-21, 2017), to implement the Democratic Charter and achieve US intervention. The objective is to present the country as a failed state and in humanitarian crisis to request foreign intervention through the US-controlled OAS, and thus appropriate the largest oil reserves in the world. US lackey Luis Almagro has made three attempts and all have been unsuccessful because of the dignified attitude of most of the Caribbean and Latin American countries.

The United States was also defeated by the United Nations Human Rights Council. "The Venezuelan government is destroying human rights and democracy in Venezuela”, said US ambassador Nikki Haley, noting that "being a member of this Council is a privilege and a country that violates human rights should not be authorized." Ambassador Jorge Valero responded by stating that Washington "has no moral authority to accredit itself as a universal judge in the field of human rights."

But most of the countries of the Council ratified the support of the Venezuelan people to consolidate peace in the country. Representatives from Cuba and Nicaragua expressed their support for the people of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Government in the Human Rights Council.

The member nations of ALBA insisted on respect for the sovereignty of the people, referring to the denunciations of the government of Nicolás Maduro regarding the interference of the secretary general of the (OAS), Luis Almagro. Jorge Valero reaffirmed the Bolivarian Government's vocation to consolidate peace in the country and guarantee the protection of human rights. "They came to try to pressure the countries to issue a declaration to condemn Venezuela," Valero said, adding that we have triumphed with the support of nations that respect sovereignty, democracy and peace.