The United States has this Friday reaffirmed its “lasting” support for Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “responsible president”, Juan Guaidó, the “democratically elected” National Assembly and Venezuelans to commemorate the 209th anniversary of the Caribbean country’s independence. what is celebrated this Sunday.
“Today the people of Venezuela carry Simón Bolívar’s spirit as they strive for a democratic transition from an authoritarian government instigated by shameful foreign infiltrators who allow oppression and corruption,” Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
“This struggle for freedom and democracy will not end until its goals are achieved,” he predicted, stressing that “democracy will not be intimidated.” “Every day that Venezuelans defend their rights brings them one more day towards a festival of true independence,” he said.
“We are still committed to peace in Venezuela, a democratic transition and free and fair parliamentary elections,” concluded Pompeo.
In practice, Washington has become a major supporter of the leader of Voluntad Popular and has increased pressure against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, to whom the United States has even imposed a reward to facilitate his arrest.