20 Jan, 2021 07:33 main text from RT with thanks
The US and EU countries refused to send observers to the latest Venezuelan elections won yet again by Maduro. Despite all out economic attacks the socialist policies in Venezuela still give housing, food and health care and have popular support, despite heavy repression by the police.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido in Caracas points to himself but now has minimal support inside Venezuela, even among the US led oligarchy.
Follow RT on The incoming Joe Biden administration will maintain Washingtonâs view that opposition figure Juan Guaido is the legitimate president of Venezuela, dashing hopes that the new president might rethink US policy towards Caracas.
Anthony Blinken, Bidenâs nominee for secretary of state, told members of the US Senate on Tuesday that there were no plans to rescind the US recognition of Guaido as the leader of the South American nation, even though the country is still firmly under the control of the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro.
After 18 years of subversion, infiltration, coercion, bribery and a constant blitz of fake news the US is still starving and trying armed coups in order to take control of its oil. Venezuelan commune movements march in support of the Constituent Assembly (photo by AVN)
UK still keeps pirated $1.000,000,000 of Venezuelan reserves held in British Bank. While thousands if families are starving due to the US blockade the UK continues to hold $1B in Venezuelan gold, claiming ludicrously that self appointed Guaido is the rightful President, with the legal case to continue indefinitely
He also said that the Democratic administration would continue to use sanctions to âmore effectively targetâ Venezuela, as part of a strategy aimed at pushing Maduro from power. He insisted, however, that the United States wanted to do more to provide humanitarian aid to the economically-crippled nation. Read more EU backs away from Venezuelaâs Guaido, joining US president-elect to suggest opposition leader is done
âWe need an effective policy that can restore Venezuela to democracy, starting with free and fair elections,â Blinken told lawmakers.
The United States and many of its allies crowned Guaido, the former head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, as the legitimate president of Venezuela in January 2019, after he led a short-lived movement claiming that Maduroâs 2018 re-election victory was fraudulent.
The opposition figure spearheaded two unsuccessful attempts to foment a coup in the country, after failing to drum up support for his cause within the ranks of the Venezuelan military.
Although Bidenâs team appears intent on maintaining support for Guaidoâs precarious claim to the presidency, Washingtonâs European allies seem to be losing enthusiasm for the regime change scheme.
Is Maduro a dictator? Remember how we were fooled by the blitz of fake news into condemning Gaddafi, so they could destroy the best welfare state in Africa, the country in horrific chaos to this day. Why? To try and steal their oil.
Earlier this month, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said Europe will continue its âengagementâ with all Venezuelan âpolitical and social actors.â But rather than refer to Guaido by his self-appointed title of interim president, Borrell merely lumped him in with other representatives of the outgoing National Assembly elected in 2015.
Facing dwindling support from within Venezuela, Guaido urged his remaining followers last month to âkeep pushingâ to overthrow Maduro, by force if necessary. However, the erstwhile opposition leaderâs last two attempts to instigate a coup and bring the military to his side failed embarrassingly â to say nothing of the botched kidnap attempt against Maduro led by American mercenaries.
Some had hoped that Biden would recalibrate Washingtonâs uncompromising approach towards Maduroâs government. According to reports, the president-elect had earlier declined to take Guaidoâs phone calls, and hinted that he would loosen the economic chokehold on Caracas if Maduro brings about âfree and fair elections.â
Hereâs a heart-wrenching picture of babies in laundry-baskets, with the question, What kind of revolution is this? But the photo is from Honduras. see many more false images atâŠ. Exposed: US Sanctions kill 40,000 Venezuelans : Media Tsunami of Blatant Lies
It remains to be seen how Biden will promote Washingtonâs vision of regime change in Venezuela. The Trump administration has been accused of taking a rather direct approach to the foreign policy issue, after Venezuelan security forces foiled a plot to kidnap Maduro.
Several American mercenaries were captured during the botched operation, and a paper trail reportedly led back to Washington, specifically to a mercenary firm called Silvercorp. The US government fervently denied any involvement in the attack.
Since then, the Trump administration has put a $15 million bounty on Maduroâs head, accusing him without any evidence of narco-terrorism.
see alsoâŠ Analysis of Ongoing Popular Power in Venezuela: by Uruguayan Anarchists from Black Rose Fed en castellano aqui: https://wp.me/pIJl9-aFZ