President calls on CELAC countries to demand an end to interventionism

Caracas, January 24, 2023 (Presidential Press) – With the words “Let’s unite our voice for sovereignty and independence!” the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, called on the members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to demand the cessation of interventionism against free countries of the continent.

During his speech at the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of CELAC, made this Tuesday in Buenos Aires, he stressed that it is imperative that we raise “a single voice and that Latin America and the Caribbean tell the United States of America no more coups, no more sanctions against free and sovereign countries.”

While pointing out that “there are many tasks in the field of politics” linked to the defense of Latin America and the Caribbean as an independent territory, the President reiterated the need to “join forces and efforts to reject any kind of interventionism from forces or powers outside our region.”

Among the expressions of U.S. interventionism in Latin America and the Caribbean, he explained there are the maneuvers to destabilize society, the attempts to fuel coup d’état practices, and assaults on power.

“The greatest interventionism is to threaten countries with military interventions. They did their greatest interventionism with Venezuela, as they did with Cuba for 60 years, and with Nicaragua, is to impose unilateral, illegal, and immoral coercive measures, to impose criminal sanctions. They have imposed them on the people of Venezuela to attempt to lead us to a collapse, to an implosion of society,” he pointed out.

Regarding Venezuela’s situation, the Dignitary pointed out that, as the result of the more than 920 illegal sanctions imposed on the economy, the South American nation registered the loss of 99% of its oil revenues, going from US$ 56 billion to US$ 700 million.

However, he stressed that Venezuela “has been finding our way, our path of growth, development, and inclusion,” resulting in the integral recovery of the economy.

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