Venezuela’s Independence and Sovereignty Triumph at OAS

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, said Monday the ideals of independence and sovereign of the Venezuelan people triumphed at the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Cancun, Mexico, June 19.

“Today we come with the strength of our people who took to the streets to denounce the interventionism of the Organization of American States, we come with the force of the rain of our commander Hugo Chavez. Independence, sovereignty triumphed today over interventionist, meddling actions,” she said in statements broadcast by state media.

“A great defeated on this day: the United States of America, with its brutal pressure, with its gross extortion, with its maneuvers, we saw it in the development of a meeting of which Venezuela has not recognized, and will not recognize the results,” she added after the results of OAS voting were announced, in which, once again, no consensus was reached on Venezuela.

In this regard, she rejected the interventionist actions within the OAS, from countries of the continent to overthrow the revolutionary process, through the violent acts perpetrated by the opposition in the last two months, which has left more than 67 people dead, more than 1,000 injured and damage to public and private property.

“On the conscience of these governments that, since the Organization of American States, intend the intervention and the tutelage of Venezuela, weighs each young person killed by the stateless and violent protest of the Venezuelan opposition. On their conscience, every day that passes of violence, because the call of them to the intervention of our country, it encourages to the most violent, antidemocratic factors in our country “, he emphasized.

“Each young person killed by the stateless and violent protest of the Venezuelan opposition weighs on the conscience of these governments that, within the Organization of American States, pretend the intervention and tutelage of Venezuela. Every day of violence will weigh on their consciences, because their call for the intervention of our country encourages the most violent, antidemocratic factors of our country,” she emphasized.

“We repeat it to the United States of America, they can not now and will not in the future undermine the dignity of the Venezuelan people. They will never be able to undo the historical legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and President Nicolas Maduro.”

Rodriguez reiterated the commitment of the National Government to defend the homeland and the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people from any interventionist agenda perpetrated by imperialist factors.

She also called on the countries of the continent to maintain the unity among nations to deal with the onslaughts by imperialist powers, which seek to split the unity forged by the progressive countries of the region.

“The Caribbean is deeply principled and that is something that Venezuela wants to thank, regardless of the position the countries of the Caribbean have had. We again call for unity within this important bloc,” she said.

Earlier, the OAS Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs to consider “the situation” in Venezuela passed without adopting any of the proposed resolutions by a two-thirds vote in the 34-nation body.

AVN –20/06/2017

Foreign Minister denounces attacks against Venezuela

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, denounced on Saturday that the US State Department deployed its foreign ministers in the region to attack Venezuela at the meeting of foreign ministers from the Organization of American States (OAS), to be held this Monday in Cancun, Mexico.

“US State Department deployed its ambassadors in the region to attack Venezuela. We come with renewed vigor to defeat them at the OAS,” Rodriguez wrote in her Twitter account.

She pointed out that Bolivarian diplomacy is capable of facing this attack with dignity for the peace of Venezuela and the region.

“Bolivarian ambassadors have been instructed to set an example of dignity and legality to the imperial ambassadors. Long live Venezuela,” she said.

These messages were sent by the Chancellor to express Venezuela’s rejection of the meddling statements of Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela, who questioned the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by the National Executive.

This Sunday, social organizations along with leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Mexico to defend the independent and sovereign nature of the peoples of the region, especially those of Cuba and Venezuela who are victims of interventionist strategies by the US government.

They rejected the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Cancun to discuss democracy and internal affairs of other countries, and also denounced that this organization violates sovereignty of peoples as it is meant to ensure the hegemonic interests of the United States.

Aggression of Venezuelan diplomats

Rodriguez also denounced the Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray for attacks on the Venezuelan delegation traveling to the United States to attend the summit to be held from 19 to 21 June.

“I denounce @Almagro_OEA2015 and @LVidegaray for the aggressions and attacks against Vice Chancellor Samuel Moncada and Ambassador Carmen Velasquez,” Rodriguez posted to her Twitter account.

In another message, Foreign Minister of Venezuela held Almagro and Videgaray accountable for the physical well-being of Venezuelan diplomats, in accordance with international law.

Likewise, Rodriguez posted a photo showing the Mexican ambassador to the OAS, Luis Alfonso de Alba, talking with the aggressors, among them Gustavo Tovar Arroyo –a financier of extreme right groups– who took part in La Fiesta Mexicana, a meeting held in 2010 in Mexico City, where a coup plot was planned against the Government of Venezuela.

“Gustavo Tovar Arroyo is a psychotic stirrer of lethal violence in Venezuela. He took part in La Fiesta Mexicana to train paramilitaries,” she said in another message.

Likewise, the foreign minister denounced the Venezuelan deputy Luis Florido for the attacks against the Venezuelan authorities.

She stressed that the “Government of Mexico must clarify if it supports the violent ones who are in Cancun to attack the Venezuelan delegation”.

“Nothing will stop us from bringing the truth of Venezuela to the @OEA_oficial and defending our legitimate rights as the sovereign homeland,” she said.

AVN –19/06/2017