Geo-Political Realignments Over Venezuela

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from
Baltimore. An important meeting on Venezuela concluded
in Montevideo, Uruguay today. Representatives from Uruguay, Mexico, France,
Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador
gathered and formed what is now being called the International Contact Group on Venezuela. EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini presented
the final declaration. Here’s what she said. The group aims to forge a common international
approach to support a peaceful, political, democratic, and Venezuelan-owned resolution
to the crisis, excluding the use of force through free, transparent, and credible presidential
elections, in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution. To that end, the Group, through the co-chairs
of the meeting–that is, the two of us–will proceed with the necessary contact with relevant
Venezuelan actors, as well as with regional and international partners, with the aim of
first establish the necessary guarantees for a credible electoral process within the earliest
timeframe possible. And second, enable the urgent delivery of
assistance in accordance with international humanitarian principles. To implement these goals, the International
Contact Group will send a technical mission to the country. The group will reconvene at ministerial level
by the beginning of March to take stock of progress, and in between we will have a senior
officials meeting in the next couple of weeks. However, it is important to note that this
declaration was not signed by Mexico and Bolivia. According to Bolivia’s foreign minister,
his government did not agree with the Contact Group’s call for early elections. He said this could only be an end result of
such negotiations. Just prior to the International Contact Group
meeting, Mexico and Paraguay came to a different agreement on Venezuela which came to be known
as the Montevideo mechanism. This agreement focuses on four steps of the
negotiation strategy for overcoming the crisis in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Russia’s foreign ministry said
that it has information that the White House has been discussing plans for a military intervention
in Venezuela. Now joining me to discuss all of these developments
is Miguel Tinker Salas and Gregory Wilpert. Miguel is Professor of History at Pomona College
in California, and he’s the author of the book Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know. And Greg is the managing editor here at The
Real News Network, and his book Changing Venezuela by Taking Power. Thank you so much for joining us here, both
Greg and Miguel. My pleasure. Thank You. All right. Miguel, let me go to you first. The Lima Group, which consists of 12 very
conservative governments of Latin America plus Canada, has discounted the possibility
of negotiations, and is calling for the Maduro government to step down immediately. And of course, this means recognizing Juan
Guaido, the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela. How do you see the chances of this international
Contact Group, then, compared to, say, the Lima Group? Let’s compare the weight to the two bodies. Well the weight of the two is obviously you
have on the one side the conservative governments of Latin America, who first tried to sanction
Venezuela in the Organization of American States, and unable to do that because they
met resistance from the Caribbean nations and Central American nations. Then opted to form this Lima Group, where
they had consensus, and where they sought, essentially, regime change in Venezuela. This, again, is the result of a conservative
upsurge in many South American countries that provided the context for that. What we have in this Contact Group is a much
broader set of countries. But again, the idea that if you start from
the premise that right that the elections are the starting point, you really haven’t
reached a level of negotiation to discuss what is the understanding of that process. Because what if you had elections tomorrow,
and the Chavistas win? Is the opposition going to accept that? Or vice versa, if you have elections tomorrow
and the opposition wins, would the Chavistas have faith in the political system? The larger question is how do we reach a level
of consensus through negotiations that help reach a level where maybe elections are an
outcome at the end of a process, not at the beginning of a process. All right. Miguel, let’s stay with you for a minute
longer, here. Now, the blocs of countries that are taking
different sides in this conflict, it’s becoming now more of a geopolitical conflict. So what do you see as being the long-term
consequences of this conflict now evolving? Well, the long-term consequences, if it’s
consummated the way it has been laid out, is that a group of nations can, through their
actions and in coordination with an opposition, dictate who is a president of a country. So that’s a very slippery slope. Where do we–what’s the criteria? Where do we begin? Where does it end? Because if you want to talk about a crisis,
we can start looking at country after country, whether it’s Honduras, whether it’s Guatemala,
where there are human rights crises, where there are illegitimate governments, where
there is corruption. So where do we–where do we end? Should we start looking at Saudi Arabia? Should we start looking at other countries,
as well? So again, where do we–where does this process
end? I think the issue that way Mexico has laid
it out is a respect for national sovereignty, a respect for self-determination, and an effort
to look to find peaceful solutions to crisis. And I think that’s the fundamental tenet
that has to be followed. All right. Now, off the top I mentioned that Russia is
announcing–at least its foreign ministry is announcing–that the White House is actively
considering plans for military intervention in Venezuela. Greg, I’m going to go to you on this. President Trump himself in the State of the
Union address addressed the issue of Venezuela, and in the past he said military option is
on the table. They will consider everything. Given the players involved in this process,
especially Elliott Abrams and John Bolton, and now Pompeo and Pence, and some of the
people from the former Bush administration who attempted the coup against President Chavez,
all back in the scene trying to attempt to do this all over again. Greg, your reaction to what the Russian foreign
ministry is saying. Do you think this is credible information? Well, we definitely have a lot of reports
about how President Trump has been exploring the possibility of military action against
Venezuela. As a matter of fact, there was–and I think
it was in the Wall Street Journal–a pretty detailed analysis of how Trump has been asking
the Pentagon to develop these plans. And he was meeting resistance from then-Secretary
of Defense Jim Mattis, who is basically saying this is crazy, and didn’t want to proceed
with that. In the meantime, though, with Rex Tillerson
gone and with Mike Pompeo there, and as you mentioned, Elliott Abrams and John Bolton,
all of these super hawks, I think the danger of actual military action has gotten much
bigger. And it would–but if it were to happen would
probably still happen against the resistance of the Pentagon itself, which is kind of crazy. So I think part of it, though, since this
is probably not resolved within the U.S. yet, part of it is actually also an effort to scare
the Maduro government and to scare the Venezuelan military into switching sides, in order to
push–in other words, they’d like to see these kinds of reports. So I’m not surprised, perhaps, that the
Russian military, you know, made this statement, because it actually, could actually feed into
the possibility of a coup in Venezuela. Because if the Venezuelan military gets scared
enough they might actually, or at least a portion of them, might actually end up switching
sides. Which is exactly what they’re seeking to
do.–that is, the U.S. government is seeking to do. And that could lead to a coup attempt. But it could also, like I said, it could be
just a bluff to get them to to switch sides. But I think one has to take it very, very
seriously, because we know that these people are diehard hawks who obviously did not hesitate
to invade a country such as Iraq back in 2003. All right, Miguel, let me go back to you here. Many people are offering a peaceful resolution
to the conflict in Venezuela, and these bodies have formed, as we’ve already talked about;
the Lima Group and this Contact Group meeting in Montevideo, and of course Mexico and Uruguay. But now Pope Francis has gotten in an offer
to mediate as well, if he could have two people to mediate with. Now, Juan Guaido says the Pope is welcome
as far as, you know, coming to Venezuela is concerned. But he hasn’t offered a commitment to negotiate. Explain the situation where Juan Guaido might
be coming from, and when the [Pope] is calling you to the table, how could he resist? The strategy adopted by the opposition in
Venezuela is that they do not want to negotiate. This is a hardened group of opposition led
by Voluntad Popular, who have said they don’t see a reason or a need to negotiate. The only thing they want to negotiate is Maduro’s
ouster. It was always very clear, because the way
they have organized their movement, Guaido could today say very clearly, Mr. President
Trump, please take the military option off the table. Mr. Bolton, quit talking about conceding our
oil to U.S. companies. Mr. Pompeo, quit trying to increase pressure
on the international and make Venezuela part of a new Cold War for Latin America. And at the same time, Mr. Elliott Abrams,
we don’t what your bloody hands on Venezuela. But he hasn’t done that. And he doesn’t–in fact, they’ve done
the opposite. They’ve met with Elliott Abrams. They have met with people in the State Department
previously, in buildup to this. So it’s very clear that they do not want
to negotiate a strategy at all. And it’s also clear, though, that they had
overestimated their position. Many in the opposition are wondering what
happened, how come Maduro hasn’t been replaced? How come there hasn’t been a coup? This is a typical part of their overestimating
of their position and underestimating of the opposition they face in the country, that
they face among the popular sectors, and the opposition they say would face within the
military. And that’s part and parcel of thinking of
change in Venezuela as some sort of aberration; that somehow Chavez was an aberration, or
even worse, part of an international conspiracy, and refusing to understand the conditions
within the country itself. All right, Greg, let me go to you, here. Many countries have offered aid to Venezuela. Colombia has said they’ll put $40 million
on the on the table, and Canada has committed $53 million. The U.S. has offered $20 million. Now, they’re also putting pressure on Maduro
with this aid. They’re saying the aid is waiting at the
border; food supplies, medical supplies, and so on. And Maduro is saying no to this aid. He’s saying that Venezuela has resources,
has money that is being tied up by these various financial sanctions that have been placed
on Venezuela. So do you think that is a legitimate response
on the part of Maduro, given that so many people are in need, dire need, of some of
this aid, from what we see in some of the footage in the barrios portrayed by some of
the international media, and of course the opposition in Venezuela? Well, one thing I think one has to keep in
mind, there is no such thing as mass starvation going on in Venezuela at the moment. There’s no famine, or anything like that. However, having said that, what is particularly
needed is medicines, I think. That is because that’s much more difficult
to come by, usually has to be imported. And so that’s definitely a huge need in
Venezuela. And so, I mean, if I were Maduro I would say
let’s take the medical aid, and I don’t know about the food aid, but I can understand
his position. As a matter of fact, the various governments
have approached NGOs in Colombia and in other countries, including, you know, the Red Cross,
asking them to distribute food aid to Venezuela, and they’ve denied to do so because they
said this is really a an effort to politicize the conflict through humanitarian aid, and
that they basically would not–as long as it had the political dimension, they would
not participate in it. And in that sense, Maduro is, in a certain
sense, on the side of these organizations, saying the same thing; that you guys are trying
to get regime change by imposing massive sanctions that are costing us billions and billions
of dollars, and then offering a trickle of humanitarian aid to make yourselves look good. We’re not going to play this game. And that’s essentially also what the international
aid groups are saying, as well, to the countries that are offering this aid. So I don’t think that Maduro is that wrong,
except, of course, if you can save the lives, then it’s the responsibility of any president
to actually do so. And that, I think, in the Venezuelan case
would especially apply to the case of medical aid. All right. Miguel, let me have you answer that same question. Would you urge Maduro to accept this aid? I think–I agree with what Greg has said. I mean, there is a crying need for medicine
in the country that is not produced in the country, and people require access to it. So the government, if it doesn’t accept
that, then it has to find some way to provide it, given even all the sanctions that they
face, and that’s a simple reality. I do think that the effort on the humanitarian
is to be able to create part of this narrative of a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, to
weaponize food, which is what the Red Cross has said they do not want to participate in. And that is a process by which you weaponize
food and humanitarian aid in order to to claim the basis for a humanitarian intervention
in Venezuela. And I think that’s the underlying assumption
that we’re hearing from those who resist the aid into the country. But I do think that medicine is an important
issue, and you need to save lives. And that should be done. Now, Miguel, speaking of medicine, I was speaking
with Mark Weisbrot yesterday. And he said before the financial sanctions
were imposed on Venezuela–financial warfare, he called it–the Venezuelan government was
purchasing something like $2 million in medicines for hospitals and clinics and so forth. Now it is unable to do so because of this
financial warfare, and the sanctions, and the freezing of Venezuelan assets, and so
forth. Isn’t there a humanitarian obligation on
the part of the international community that should release at least that amount to the
Venezuelan government in order to provide medicines to its people? Some allowance has to be made available so
that people aren’t denied basic medicines. Undoubtedly. And if you–I went to the State Department
webpage a few days ago and looked at the history of the sanctions that they advertise. One of the things that was clear was that
they said they had not imposed sanctions on oil precisely to avoid increasing the suffering
of the Venezuelan people. Now they’re doing the opposite. Now they are betting and hoping for that increased
suffering, and that that suffering itself will lead people to rebel against the government. So it’s obvious that they are clear on what
that strategy is. And it’s unfortunate, because the persons
who pay for sanctions are not the political elites, not the economic elites of the country. It’s always the poorest sector of the population. And they’ve already borne the brunt of many
of these issues. And again, the idea that sanctions, particularly
around medicine or funds available for medicine, simply increases their pain and suffering. I thank you both for joining us, and we will
promise to continue to have these conversations on Venezuela, and make sure that we actually
provide the kind of analysis that is needed in moments like this. Thank you so much for joining us here on The
Real News Network.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Maybe lift the several year sanctions and have a free Venezuela instead of a fascist puppet Guaido put in place. Good for Mexico and Bolivia. Expect justice from EVO MORALES. Viva Bolivia Viva Venezuela.

  2. Venezuela has the most honest elections on the planet, totally verifiable! Unlike the US and MOST of other countries, ESPECIALLY the EU! The EU is a tyranny, and all the anti Maduro countries listed in this group are client states of the criminal global deep state… most people with a brain know this.

  3. USA has the biggest budget on military, 10 times more than China’s. Japan comes the second. Now you know who wants the wars the most. USA started more than 20 wars against small and weak countries ever since WW2. USA bought millions and millions of refugees and death to these countries. God will punish you, USA

  4. Guido all he wants is to become the next richest man in the world he will past all Venezuelas welt to the JWISH BANKERS

  5. The US sanctioned Venezuela ; bully and weaken them ; put their 'boy' who suddenly swore himself in as the new leader to take over … Trump then threatened to use force , all in the name of DEMOCRACY !!! (or is it the the vast PETROLEUM RESERVES that is SO TEMPTING !?? ) that WALL STREET + + + US BANKERS; THE NEO CONS WANT SO BADLY !!!

  6. Venezuela already had elections, and Trump's candidate lost. Guido Bandido, the Trump appointed "President" of Venezuela has less popularity than Maduro. The vast majority view Guido Bandido as a traitor facilitating the theft of Venezuela's oil. The "humanitarian" aid is cynical, and a shield for weapons for the traitors. Nobody in Venezuela is deceived. They are ready to defend themselves and their country.

  7. Few hundred Venezuelan pimps choose Gudo, it doesn't mean rest of Venezuela made an election, western countries elect gudo for venusuela? Its unfair

  8. Zionist globalists are the power in these nations forcing a global will on every nation. Nations ganging up to force the world into one world order, against the individual sovereign will of small nations. Military intervention is mindless. Zionist America and Zionist allies are causing all the problems on earth. Trump wants to build a wall to keep out Hispanics. Hispanics must keep Trump out of Hispanic nations. Kick America out of your countries everywhere now. Guaido is pedophiled by filthy dirty old Americans. Aid from America is weapons of war seeking to depopulate humanity. God damn warmongers. Invade America and disarm their nukes and all military domestic and foreign that the USA uses to control the world for master Israel the Zionista of all zionistas. God damn them.

  9. The Holy Roman Empire has to leave…it is dead and wants to kill everything in sight to drag you with it…get rid of missionaries and churches…they introduce fascism and murder

  10. They just need to hold an election and a vote like article 23 of the there venezolano constitution calls for so the Venezuelans can govern themselves. Keep it international and make sure China and Russia are paid money they are own.

  11. How can this be “the real news” when all the commentators and the host are not report news but just opinions and their opinions CLEARLY favored Maduro and his regime.

  12. america
    hand over the killers would be Turkey's and Venezuela's, venezuela state that
    resisted We are with you with our hearts, my brothers and sisters

  13. Guys let's find some homeless guy from nyc that noone knows, buy him a suit and proclaim him the u.s. president…isn't that what u.s. is doing in Venezuela? So it must be ok… whos in? How about everyone leaves Venezuela alone to live their own way instead of forming comissions comprised of globalists who will decide a country's fate? I would be very confident in saying the Venezuelan people can take care of themselves, very well at that, i would even venture to say much better then the people living in the countries comprised of the globalists trying to decide Maduro's fate, and definitely better then the american people. Let's not forget Venezuela holds God in high esteem which satan does not like.

  14. People of Finland knows a Tyrant when they see one. Whichever leader responds to protests with a military show of force is a Tyrant

  15. I do hope the majority of the Venezuel's citizens recognize that the sanctions are a method to manipulate them into opposing their legally elected government

  16. Russia and China both gave guns and weapons to the Venezuelan police to fight against the protesters, and China gave surveillance equipment to spy on the Venezuelan people. So, no opposition comes through, of course that's not working very well. Also, China also debt trapped Venezuela, so that they can get oil. People are only talking about the US, but Russia and China are very much involved.


  18. The new Mexican president is receiving a lot of pressure and the neoliberal mexican parties are pushing a lot of propaganda against him through the social networks. :'( we are afraid they are preparing opposition groups to remove him from power :'(

  19. Any geoengineering going on in the sky’s above Venezuela ?
    Can any one in Venezuela provide us with some trustworthy information about what is going on in the skies over there

  20. Ha ha ha, this is very funny. How about sending "a technical mission" to "take stock" of the damage done to the VZ economy by US sanctions? How about having some perspective, by looking at the US involvement and interference with Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Grenada, Chile, etc., etc? Instead of calling them "The International Contact Group on Venezuela", Maybe we should call them "The International Group of Vassal and Puppet States of the US on Venezuela", I think that might be a more apt name, what do you think?

  21. The US administration reads a little like a who's who of intellectually challenged Neo-Nazis: Trump, Pence, Bolton, Abrams, Mattis, Pompeo? Who would trust these people? It is like trusting the German Government during WWII?

  22. Seriously? What are these "lefties" talking about? The US lets its own citizens die without needed medicines, if we can't pay. The "aid" offer is nothing but political, the pretense of doing it for humanitarian reasons is laughable, or cause for tears. And, if you offered me medicines as "aid" from Elliott Abrams, I'd throw it in the trash, expecting it to kill me long before it helps me.

  23. In my observation, the legally elected President Mr Maduro is very tolerant and kind to the illegally declared president Mr Guaido who is causing severe social disorder, violence and chaos in his country. He could have taken this lawless man into custody long ago.
    Yes, it seems WW3 is inevitable unfortunately for the whole peoples of the Earth Planet! It is unbelievable, in my view, that President Trump announced that the U.S. recognized the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s new leader. The statement made sounds very arrogant, highly intrusive and lawless. Under what source of law can President Trump employ to declare the opposition leader Juan Guaido is a legitimate Interim President? Should we all respect International Laws or the more powerful nations do not have to observe them? There is no ground under international laws that enables the opposition leader Mr Guaido to declare himself to be interim president of Venezuela. Thus President Trump’s statement of recognition of Mr Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela indicates that President Trump thinks he can dogmatically represent, approve and appoint a Venezuelan president on behalf of the Venezuelan people regarding who is to run this country. Can the US continue to lead and represent the Democratic World while continuing to interact with other nations in this direction? The current social and economic problems of Venezuela is of its own domestic affairs, while bearing in mind that Venezuela’s economic problems are largely caused by the US economic sanctions.
    A UN human rights expert, Idriss Jazairy has recently commented that “Coercion, whether military or economic, must never be used to seek a change in government in a sovereign state. The use of sanctions by outside powers to overthrow an elected government is in violation of all norms of international law”. As of mine concern, there should not be any external forces there lurking to impose or coerce to bring about a change of the legitimate government. A world superpower should not coerce a flimsy nation to take "aids" should nation refuse to do so.

    Thus I sincerely hope that President Trump does not mean it literally when he officially declared Mr Guaido as the “legitimate interim” president! Mr Guaido, the most naïve political figure of all, has no legal status to declare himself as the president of Venezuela. His act of declaration under the circumstances makes him looks like a clown at the most under the world observation and opinion. He should now formally withdraw his unlawful declaration as the ‘interim president’ and publicly offer apologies for his naïve ambition and unlawful coup-attempts and denounce his own act of illegal usurpation of power to the people of Venezuela and the legitimately elected President Mr Maduro so as to restore social order and peace for Venezuela.

    As a political sympathizer of the US I urge it and the President to reconsider the recognition statement. If WW3 is really a non-stoppable event, then there would be no winners, as most of human races would be gone consequently. Hence, for the sake of humanities and their survivals, please employ our logical, fair, just and reasonable minds to confront and resolve international issues by peaceful means and military must be the last option to use.

  24. As I recall, there were democratic elections & Maduro WON, not that CIA planted U.S. fascist Guiado who declared himself president. Let the world know that many people in the U.S. stand with Maduro. We don't want the U.S. war pigs to meddle in another country in order to steal their wealth,

  25. Thank you Mexico.I'm proud to be Mexican. You forgot to mention that war criminal from the Reagan years Elliot Abrams.

  26. The U.S. is already sending arms via Miami. Not surprising since that where the coup pusher (Sen. Rubio) is, and the rich elite who hate Maduro.

  27. This woman asks so many stupid questions. Doesn't she do any research before her interviews? Get a more informed journalist please.

  28. so looks like america and friends had an election not the Venezuela people. well then Venezuela should choose the next president in 2020, its only fair

  29. If any nation "who cares" is real care. So they should heard what venezuelan poeples. Beside support maduro or guido, but support poeples. Unite and support economic of venezuela for rise again


  31. Jewmerica does sanctions, bring Venezuela in crisis and then ''helps'' with medicine and food? Wow that really is sick! But i have to give them credit because people in the West believe we are helping Venezuela. (NOT!)

  32. "There is not mass starvation so don't bother about food?" Your guest actually said that. Mass starvation is the key for feeding the people? Do you know how disgusting that sounds and is? I saw videos that said 11 pounds lost per person and saw people in line outside of stores waiting for food. I saw women in the street yelling about feeding their children. Show me a video of a happy and fed people. It is about food, shelter and clothing.

  33. I hope India go beyond the friendship dilemma of US and buy all the crude of venezuela, hope we be able to help in this catastrophic situation.

  34. Canada a nation not even independent from the British colony tried to interfere in another country is obsurd please Canada stand by ur own first

  35. Basically all of Totalitarians are supporting their fellow Totalitarian…. what a surprise….not….
    the simple question is…… are Totalitarian dictatorship representing their people?…. hell no…

  36. Stupid, why another election? What if this is be done to all of you.
    Why, intervene on US coup d etat. Not enough of wars in you hands?

  37. As a guyanese I can understand why we will not support the Maduro government but whom ever is elected might not guarantee our sovereignty and no more Venezuelan incursions

  38. Imposing sanctions and providing humanitarian aid!! The first step is humanitarian and the 2nd one is without a doubt humanitarian as well!!

  39. Lima group should return all the billions Chávez gifted them in the past if they have any shame, which I don’t think they have any

  40. In the big picture Maduro looks like a saint next to the Western/Washinton Consensus people. Modern capitalist culture is massive generator of value distortions and degeneration. Imposing sanctions while providing humanitarian aid is essentially the same logic you will find "Munschausen Disease". People need to start looking at geopolitics and foreign policy through the psychological lens. It will save time, effort and be the most accurate.

  41. The people that boycotted the election knew they would be backed by the U.S. and want to be the puppet of U.S. interest it's all about the oil!

  42. Everyone go home and leave Venezuela. If you guys want to help let’s head over to Yemen or Sudan wait no oil. Okay 👌

  43. if you wanna Know when the crisis started in Venezuela just watch Hugo Chavez video expropieting private properties and businesses, and trying to control prices on foods, also the country rely only on oil market and it crarshed

  44. ////…so those puppets are going to choose for the Venezuelan people their future fate, well will see, I really think the group meeting is about clowns and master clowns. A free lunch with travel tickets. Guaido is nothing but trash off the street looking to sell his country to the US, the trash bucket of the world, they love steeling oil and trash the rest to include human life and their integrity. ♦♦ Pizza anyone? it's a long movie ♦♦

  45. If the US can only withdraw its forces in South Korea there will be 29 000 unemployed batch of craps,so if they dont create wars there will be no jobs.

  46. Mexico is not supported of Maduro! All Mexico has said there should be talks on what to do. But Mexico does not support a socialist country or maduro regime!

  47. If the United States is concern for the health of the Venezuelan people then END The sanctions or just maybe stop funding terrorists that are destroying Yemen

  48. Remarkable that those that are pro Maduro are mostly totalitarian regimes and people in democratic countries that would like to turn their countries to socialism.

  49. The N.1Warmonger US elected Bolton and N.1War Criminal US elected Abrams deceptive psychopaths Blood for Oil
    Hands off Venezuela.

  50. While there are good cases to be made against oil sanctions, these two long term and shameless chavista propagandists have to know the crisis in Venezuela involves massive structural failures to to oil rentist economic model that Chavez didnt reform but greatly intensified. Venezuela poses a genuine dilemma for supporters of liberal democracy, and the highly corrupt Maduro regime is unsalvageable if a democratic future awaits Venezuela.

  51. To any poorly informed persons please read Wikipedia's page on US-Venezuela relations to get some context on the issue. I see people here claiming sanctions started recently and not 2 decades ago, do they read anything at all.

  52. Yes go to Yemen 🇾🇪 help those poor people. Saudi Arabia has the United States Government in their right pockets that’s the reason why you don’t here this tragedy in the media.

  53. The reason why the United States Government doesn’t invade Venezuela because the American people are against military intervention. They are afraid that the Americans will revolt against the United States Government.

  54. Where was all this excellent reporting when the crisis started? This situation has been going on for four years! but two years ago, when I tried to find this sort of information on YouTube, there was very little. I'm skeptical of these alternative news outlets, that only began to give us this important reporting AFTER the US puppet came to the public eye. AFTER half the world's countries supported him. It's already TOO LATE.

    We could've been spreading this information to the world three or four years ago.
    Why did you guys wait? Didn't you think it was important four years ago when people were starting to suffer?

    You probably take your orders from the same cartel of elites as guaido. That's my guess.


  56. Look very well how do you speak carelessly like telling to the whole world VENEZUELA ON THE HEELS OF THE HARD_LINE ANTI-MADURO LIMA GROUP, It mans to say Venezuela will not have even a little chance. You RNN must represent more dessent and respect to the reader of your newsmedia topic You look the reader as an idiot of your paragraph or you tho its profession is a reporter are more idiot, You started like to say I AM THE QWEEN OF NEWS, BULLSHIT, Your making the reader as an ignorant who will believe every word a person will said. Dont take that for granted because most people of the world today understand w/n a person speak You added that the US and the group wants another election, the last gamble play these anti can do, mostly the US and its allied . Look this happened already on the time of HUGO CHAVEZ if you remember w/n REAGAN insist to have another election while in Venezuelan constitution, the election date is already fix. If you love JUAN GUIADO why dont you just adopt him, Maduro still give chance to this great real dictator as it happened on the street Maduro do not arrest him for many charges, the highest courth, or Venezuela Army can arrest him. Dont you think the Maduros government is good say VIVA VENEZUELA

  57. Maduro is the President……wait for the next elections….return all business, gold and monies owed to Venezuela. Remove all sanctions, aid a peace loving nation. Guido is a traitor…..the people will never allow the theft of their country. Where are the Christians of the world now! If the Christians can’t help maybe other religions could go to aid them.

  58. They already had an election. How many will it take till Venezuelan people realize they must vote for whom we think would be best for them.

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