12 Latin American Countries Call on The International Community for “Recovery of Democracy in Venezuela”
The Lima Group asked the international community to join the “ignorance and rejection of this Illegitimate National Assembly and support the efforts for the recovery of democracy” in Venezuela, after the new Assembly was installed this Tuesday in the neighbor country.
In a statement signed by the majority of South American countries, it was specified that the power headed by Juan Guaido continues to be recognized. To international actors, the Group asked that “they prioritize the interests of Venezuela and urgently commit themselves to a transition process to find a peaceful and constitutional solution”, leading the country to new elections.
“This illegitimate National Assembly is the product of the fraudulent elections of December 6, 2020, organized by the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro,” says the letter signed by Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala , Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay and Peru.
Raising portraits of Hugo Cavez and the pro-independence hero Simon Bolivar, Chavismo regained control of the Venezuelan Parliament on Tuesday, before the rejection of the international community.
“Within the framework of the Venezuelan people’s right to democracy enshrined in Article 1 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, we point out that the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has not lost its validity when it is no longer observed by the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro”, he says in point two of the letter.
Furthermore, the Lima Group reiterates that it recognizes the existence of the Delegate Commission headed by its legitimate Board of Directors, established by the National Assembly, chaired by Juan Guaido.
“We call on the international community to join in the ignorance and rejection of this illegitimate National Assembly and support the efforts for the recovery of democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Venezuela. In this sense, we emphasize the importance of seeking convergences with other international actors to channel a common response that contributes to the achievement of these objectives, ”says the fourth point of the letter.
The group of countries calls on local and international actors to prioritize the interests of the Venezuelan people and commit themselves to a transition process that helps provide a solution to the serious social, political, economic and humanitarian crisis that the country is suffering. Caribbean. In addition, they call for “a peaceful and constitutional solution that leads the country to free, fair and credible presidential and parliamentary elections, as soon as possible.”
“The dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has installed an Assembly that lacks any legitimacy, since it had its origin in a fraudulent election,” said Chilean Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, referring to the legislative elections on December 6 in Venezuela.
In a video published on social networks, Allamand reiterated that his country “supports the delegate commission of Juan Guaido”, in addition to urging the international community “to group efforts to find a political solution in Venezuela through free elections as soon as possible. possible”.
On the other hand, some 23 states strongly supported the Caracas regime this Tuesday, after they decided to send their diplomatic delegations to the swearing-in of the new National Assembly of Nicolas Maduro that was installed in the Venezuelan parliament after the fraudulent elections of the past. 6th of December. These countries include Latin America and the Caribbean, Africans and Asians. In this group, ideologically related nations can be seen with which the dictatorship has historical negotiations.
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