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 January 25, 2019

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 _ A total of 18 countries rejected the interventionist statement
proposed by Argentina at the OAS. _ 

 OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro and the US Secretary of State,
Mike Pompeo. , EFE 


In a new episode of U.S. Interventionism in Latin America, the
Organization of American States (OAS) held Thursday a session to
affirm an interventionist declaration against the constitutional
government of the president of Venezuela
[https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Rejects-Dangerous-Resolution-by-the-OAS--20190111-0010.html] Nicolas
Maduro and in favor of the unconstitutional and illegal actions of
the Venezuelan right-wing who is supporting the self-proclaimed "
interim president" Juan Guaido.

A total of 18 countries rejected the interventionist statement
proposed by Argentina, in a meeting headed by the United States
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The statement urged the countries
members of the OAS
to recognize the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as president, who
proclaimed himself in an act that is unconstitutional and void.

Only 16 out of the 34 countries that are members of the OAS supported
the U.S.-sponsored statement. Pompeo gave an interventionist speech
alleging that "the time of debate is done,"  and called
"illegitimate" the presidency of democratically and constitutionally
elected President Nicolas Maduro.

In the meeting, "the scene was that of Secretary of State (U.S.),
Mike Pompeo, at the head of all alongside the Secretary-General, Luis
dictating practically the policies that the rest of the allied
governments were dedicated to repeating," said teleSUR correspondent
in Washington, Alina Duarte.

The speech given by the U.S. and its right-wing allies is based on
an alleged humanitarian help for Venezuela to be given to Guaido, but
the sanctions imposed mainly by the U.S. on Venezuela is what has
brought a difficult situation to the South American country.

The OAS has been placing pressure on the Bolivarian government of
Venezuela for years, and the Secretary-General Almagro, was one of
the first officials to recognize Juan Guaido almost immediately after
he had sworn himself in.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza thanked U.S. activist
Medea Benjamin, member of the non-governmental organization (NGO)
Codepink, who denounced the attempted coup against the Bolivarian
government when she interrupted the meeting and shouted slogans
against the regime change attempt.

"With her protest, she revealed the macabre coup plan against
Venezuela, we will always prevail, thank you!" said the Venezuelan
diplomat. During Pompeo's speech, the activist held up a banner that
had the message "a coup is not a democratic transition!"

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