US forces Europe to back violation of the law in Venezuela

Summary

The situation in Venezuela is being used by the US to satisfy its imperial ambition and is a testing ground for practising a strategy of confrontation with everyone who does not share the imperial ambitions of Washington. The situation in Venezuela is an example of how allies of the United States are forced to back cynical violation of the law, while Europe seeks to swear allegiance to Washington.

 

Disproof

No evidence given of the US forcing Europe.

EU did not "swear allegiance" to the United States.

Nicolas Maduro was officially re-elected president of Venezuela on May 20, 2018.  Several Venezuelan NGOs, such as Foro Penal Venezolano, Súmate, Voto Joven, the Venezuelan Electoral Observatory and the Citizen Electoral Network, expressed their concern over the irregularities of the electoral process, including the lack of the Constituent Assembly's competencies to summon the elections, impeding participation of opposition political parties, and the lack of time for standard electoral functions.

After that the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Lima Group, Australia and the United States expressed concerns on electoral process.

In the declaration on behalf of the EU on the situation in Venezuela the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini reiterated that the presidential elections last May in Venezuela were neither free, fair, nor credible, lacking democratic legitimacy. The EU has called for the urgent holding of free, transparent and credible presidential elections in Venezuela.

Food shortages, poverty and hyperinflation (which according to the IMF estimates is about to reach over 10 million % based on the average consumer prices) have generated a wave of 3 millions refugees from Venezuela and the protests in Venezuela itself, when President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guido stepped in as an interim president on the basis of the Venezuelan Constitution. Read more here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 135
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Venezuela, EU, US
  • Keywords: Nicolas Maduro, Protest
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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