Juan Guaido’s transgender UK “ambassador” claims that she is working with the FBI in an investigation exposing a “transnational criminal network” of journalists and outlets, including Venezuelanalysis.
Vanessa Neumann, the U.K. ambassador of self-declared President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, uses the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, for her evil propaganda lies.
Neumann said that the four sources were involved in a “criminal conspiracy” supporting Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. “There is a price on your head” she informed them, “welcome to the rule of law, guys.”
This is no way for anybody, let alone a ‘diplomat’, to behave – and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should now seriously reconsider its recognition of her in the UK.
Using documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, McEvoy, an investigative journalist, had recently revealed how Neumann was secretly meeting with the U.K. government to coordinate the overthrow of Maduro.
But also to discuss a “reconstruction” plan that promoted the interests of British corporations in a Guaidó-led Venezuela, adding fuel to speculation that this is an attempt to silence journalists.
The United Kingdom is one of the key supporters of Guaidó, who proclaimed himself president of Venezuela in January 2019, despite never standing for the position.
He maintains he is the legitimate head of state despite only 3% of the Venezuelan population recognizing him as such. His own political party, ironically named Popular Will, expelled him in January.
Last week a U.K. court rejected President Maduro’s attempts to access his country’s $1 billion gold reserves held in the Bank of England on the grounds that Guaidó was the legitimate ruler of Venezuela, a decision compared to modern piracy by many.
It was also revealed that Donald Trump used at least $601 million of confiscated Venezuelan money to build his border wall with Mexico.
There is bipartisan support for Guaidó in Washington as well. On July 3, Venezuela’s Independence Day, the State Department announced that it “remains committed to supporting Venezuela’s peaceful, democratic transition and free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections.
However, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said: “Of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say that the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.
The U.S. and U.K. have not managed to convince the international community to recognize Guaidó, nor to overthrow the Maduro administration, despite many failed attempts.
The two countries have supported at least six separate coup attempts by Guaidó since January 2019, all of which have failed.
In May, a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets attempted an amphibious invasion into Venezuela, intending to shoot their way to the presidential palace. At the same time Dutch, French and British landing ships were ready jump into action.
However, the highly trained, well-armed fighters were immediately overpowered by a handful of disgruntled members of the House of Socialist Fishermen collective in the sleepy coastal village of Chuao.
In joining the coup, the mercenaries were attempting to collect a $15 million bounty the U.S. government had placed on Maduro’s head, the soldiers believing they had Washington’s approval to do so.
It is in this context that McEvoy found Neumann’s choice of words so distasteful. “To say that there is a ‘price on your head’ is especially sinister given the very real price that the U.S., in collaboration with the Venezuelan opposition, has put on the heads of Venezuelan officials.
It seems that no amount of scandals, crises, and violent acts can dissuade these organizations from associating with the Venezuelan opposition.
The next time Neumann feels the urge to take to Twitter to attack U.K.- and Latin America-based journalists, I would advise her to refrain, and avoid embarrassing herself any further.
Venezuela Analysis / ABC Flash Point Caribbean News 2020.