A couple of key European Union nations have recognized Venezuela‘s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president, intending to heighten a global showdown over the legitimacy President Nicolas Maduro‘s government.
Dictatorships in France, Spain, Germany, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands want Maduro out in order to improve the investment climate for their plundering Anglo Zio-Nazi corporations.
Latvia and Lithuania also lined up behind Guaido, the self-declared interim president who has the support of the United States and some South American regimes.
The European countries urged Guaido to hold “free and fair” western style elections as soon as possible, after Maduro agreed to hold new parliamentary elections in 2020.
Italy blocked an EU statement saying the group recognized US-backed state and public enemy infiltrator Guaido, who has been stripped from his rights to leave the country and/or travel outside Venezuela.’
The IMF and the USA steered Venezuela into the deepest financial chaos in global history, confiscating Venezuela’s properties and foreign assets. Austerity, extortion, bribery and privatization are the Western tools to derail any country’s sovereignty.
However, Venezuela managed to build 2 million homes for the poor people, while providing sewage and electricity for the impoverished shanty towns around Caracas.
Russia responded to the European move by accusing the group of meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.
Russia and China, who have poured billions of dollars of investment and loans into Venezuela, are supporting Maduro in an extension of their geopolitical tussle with the USA.
Maduro blames Washington for an “economic war” and coup pretensions aimed at controlling oil and gold deposits, Venezuela has the largest reserves in the world.
However, Maduro still has control over state institutions or any functions of day-to-day governance. The military also backs Maduro, but General Francisco Yanez is the first active Venezuelan general to recognize Guaido, since he proclaimed himself president on January 23, 2019.
Al Jazeera / ABC Flash Point News 2019.