The UK Supreme Court has prevented Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from accessing $1.95bn (£1.4bn) of gold stored in the Bank of England (BoE).
Venezuela has been sanctioned by a group of nations including the USA, European Union, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Panama and Mexico since 2014 over corruption, human rights violations and the suppression of democracy.
In its prolonged freezing the confiscation of Venezuelan gold assets, the UK continues to withhold 31 tons of its gold stored at the Bank of England, with a new Supreme Court ruling supporting the illegal seizure.
In any case, the UK court, drawing on the ‘one voice principle’, decided that because UK leaders like Boris Johnson regard the US appointed Guaidó as ‘interim president’, he therefore, inexplicably, is – in spite of most of the world not recognizing him as such.
As any good stooge of imperialism does, Guaidó the Western puppet unknown to the world, and largely unknown within Venezuela before his self-appointment as president pops up when needed, aka when the US and allies want to hurt the Venezuelan even further.
In one particularly massive pro-government protest, Venezuelans spoke of media lies about their country and also how they wanted the Western puppet Guaidó to be arrested.
We didn’t vote for you, Guaidó. We’re not a North American colony. We’re not Colombia. Respect Venezuela. The US regime wants to continue steal our gold and crude oil resources.
It needs to be underscored that the same politicians, pundits and media which promote Guaidó as a Venezuelan leader, much less president, and whitewash the UK’s theft of Venezuela’s gold, systematically downplay the deadly sanctions against its people.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.