May 19, 2016
CARACAS.- Revolutionary social movements gathered in Diego Ibarra square in downtown Caracas this Wednesday, in defense of peace and in support of President Nicolás Maduro, who denounced the economic, diplomatic and media onslaught against Venezuela which is aimed at creating conditions for foreign intervention in the country, reported AVN.
The Head of government in the Capital District, Daniel Aponte, held opposition leader María Corina Machado and Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles responsible for breaching the peace in Caracas, AVN and Prensa Latina reported.
According to Aponte, followers of the opposition tried to arrive at the National Election Council this Wednesday asking for the acceleration of a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro, called by these opposition leaders.
“We are asking the State security bodies to stop the advance of the violent Right toward Libertador municipality, we are telling the irresponsible to assume any responsibility for the acts of the rightwing today in Libertador municipality”. He told AVN.
He also accused the deputy from the rightwing Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) Juan Requesens for getting involved in these activities.
In response, supporters of the Government gathered in squares and avenues of Caracas to stand up for the Head of State, Aponte added, who asked the security bodies to stay alert and fight off any provocation threatening law or putting the lives of the citizens at a risk.
In an International press conference, President Nicolás Maduro denounced the schemes against his Government in which the United States, sectors in Europe and Latin America and the national rightwing are involved.
The latter undertook a process of signature collection and certification before the election authorities promoting a recall referendum against Maduro, the main political aim of MUD, as its leaders expressed.
However, sources of the Bolivarian Government denounced the rightwing bid to have Army officers entangled in a possible coup d’état and the organization of rioting to bring violence on the streets, as in 2014, PL reported.
Aponte added that the population is mobilized for the defense of the Bolivarian Revolution on the streets. “This Revolution is here to stay, this political project, this historic project of Commander Hugo Chávez which is led today by President Nicolás Maduro is mobilized and on the streets.”
Meanwhile, Xinhua reported that Venezuela’s opposition ratified its petition to apply the Organization of American States (OAS) Democratic Charter against Venezuela, which increases the threat of a possible “military intervention of the United States”, said the international analyst Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein.
During her participation at the OAS Permanent Council held last May 5, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez derided the application of the Democratic Charter by saying that it is “something serious and risible” and accused OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro of abuse of office, as well as following instructions from Washington to align with the Venezuelan opposition.
This Wednesday, in an offensive letter Almagro called President Nicolás Maduro a traitor and a dictator, and went as far as giving him orders: “You have to submit to a recall referendum this 2016. Denying the people to consult, denying them the possibility to decide, makes you a dictator, like many others this continent has had.”
OAS and its leadership, the oldest and broadest regional body of the American continent, has submitted to the dictates and interests of the United States throughout its history.
Translated by ESTI