Thousands of people associated with El Chavismo took part in a demonstration in downtown Caracas called by the ruling party to commemorate the mobilization that ended the dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jimenez on January 23, 1958 to condemn the US “blockade” and demand a return. of assets held abroad.
The first vice president of the Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) participated in this demonstration. Which indicated that despite the change in rhetoric in Washington, the United States had not lifted any sanctions.
“On the contrary, they added sanctions, pressure on our country is increasing, threats, blockades, and the empire is acting,” the political leader said.
This statement by Capello follows the new law approved by the US Congress last Friday, December 16, 2022. US federal agencies are prohibited from doing business with any company that supports the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which the regime has flatly refused to do.
“The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela resolutely rejects the approval by the US Congress of a disastrous bill that, in its name and content, constitutes an infringement of economic freedoms and a serious abuse against the Venezuelan people,” the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“This tool, which contravenes international law and is designed from the extremist sectors of politics in the United States, violates the integrity of the sovereign Venezuelan people, And also the American companies themselves, by exposing them to the risk of being penalized, arbitrarily, unfairly and illegally, when exercising their right to free trade through contracts with the Bolivarian government,” said Caracas.
A few days ago, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols. He also sent a clear message to President Maduro’s regime to restore relations between the two countries. “We have to see profound changes and progress towards free and transparent elections in that country. I see it very far from the reality of the moment,” He confirmed this time in an interview with the American media Voice of America.
He also spelled out the conditions that the Venezuelan regime must meet in order for the two countries to become allies again. “It is time to insist that the Nicolás Maduro regime be part of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, that it accept the recommendations of the European Union Election Observation Mission and that people’s fundamental rights be respected” confirmed to the same media outlet.
The Joe Biden administration, which does not technically recognize Maduro as Venezuela’s president, has encouraged a raft of sanctions that would be willing to assess whether there has been any kind of political progress in the South American country, the country’s top officials have expressed. on several occasions.
Among the possible gestures is a partial concession to the oil company, Chevron, to expand its operations in Venezuela, as long as there is some kind of progress in the talks that are now beginning in Mexico, According to sources consulted by the agency bloomberg. This temporary permit would leave state oil company PDVSA out of potential benefits.
With information from Europa Press
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