Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó Calls Maduro Government ‘Tragedy,’ Thanks U.S., Europe For Support Of Transitional Government
Newsweek: Juan Guaidó: This is Not About Trump, Maduro or Me — This is About the People of Venezuela
Juan Guaidó, interim president of Venezuela and president of the National Assembly of Venezuela
“…Maduro’s dictatorship has been a tragedy for Venezuela. … Over the last several years, Venezuela has also become one of the most violent places in the world. … And to this tragic ledger of lives lost to social collapse and criminality we must add the victims of deliberate political repression … At the heart of this is the clinging to power by Nicolás Maduro who has been blatantly usurping the presidency since January 10 of this year. … To overcome this situation we have proposed a three-step political plan aimed at restoring political institutions in Venezuela: an end to the usurpation of the presidency; the constitution of a transitional government; and the calling of free, fair, and transparent elections. … At the same time, given the desperate situation of millions of Venezuelans, we are agitating for admitting humanitarian aid into the country, to ensure access to medicines and food and help those in our population who suffered the most in whatever way is necessary. In this endeavor, we have had the support of the majority of American and European democracies. … We owe great gratitude to them and to all those who have given us support from abroad and welcomed our diaspora and forcefully displaced Venezuelans…” (4/3).