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Guaidó says he was aware of contacts between the governments of Venezuela and the US

August 21, 2019


The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, assured on Wednesday that he was aware of the contacts maintained between the governments of the United States and Venezuela, publicly recognized by both parties but of which they have not transcended details.

In recent days, the American Associated Press agency and the Axios news portal had revealed contacts by the Donald Trump Administration through intermediaries with Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly and 'number two' of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

“I don't want to say who, but we are talking to them at a very high level,” Trump said Tuesday, hours before, from Caracas, Maduro also confirmed this dialogue. “Of course there is contact and there will still be contact,” said the Venezuelan president.

Guaidó has affirmed in an appearance before the media that he was aware of these conversations and has indicated as their purpose the cessation of Maduro's “usurpation.” In this regard, the head of the National Assembly, who on January 23 called himself president in charge of Venezuela, has called for more pressure.

For Guaidó, both the mobilizations in the street and the round of contacts mediated by Norway, are part of “a great strategy that has left the regime unanswered,” according to the newspaper 'El Nacional', whose headquarters appeared on Wednesday the opposition leader.

“We have encouraged the meeting with civil and military officials to put themselves on the side of the Constitution,” said Guaido, who is considered increasingly strengthened in the face of a regime that loses credibility with each passing day. In this sense, it is feasible to achieve the objectives set in a short term and to end the political crisis that the South American country is going through.