The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, recognized this Friday the courage of the governments that have spoken out against the exclusion of countries from the Summit of the Americas to be held in the United States next June.
“We have to thank them for their brave, clear and forceful voice of protest against the attempt to exclude three peoples from our America,” he said.
“We have seen how the voices of Caricom, 14 governments, our brothers from the Caribbean, emerge.”
The head of state also referred to the president of Mexico, Andrés López Obrador, who said “he has stood up to raise the voice of truth, morality, dignity, of an entire continent, our older brother.”
“We thank the president for going to the forefront of this day in defense of the union of the brotherhood, of the democratic debate and against exclusion.”
He highlighted the statements of the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández.
“We know that his voice is going to be one of the most powerful to question the exclusion and the attempt to divide the erratic politics” of Washington.
Likewise, he mentioned the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, and that of Bolivia, Luis Arce, and the “governments of the entire continent that have spoken with different tones and emphasis.”
For Maduro, “it has been worth the entire struggle of several generations to raise the flags of Latin American and Caribbean dignity, because our continent, our peoples are respected.”
He commented that in the framework of this meeting they have discussed the challenges of our America, always in the spirit of dialogue between equals.
“We are capable of frankly debating all the issues on the regional, subregional, world agenda, and geopolitics in general.”
He assured that ALBA already has a heritage, a clear doctrine of what our relationship is, and that it can also demonstrate concrete results of what its work agenda has been since its foundation on December 14, 2004.
We can show a doctrine among equals, “where no one is considered the hegemon.”
Maduro recalled the heroic battle that Venezuela has waged regarding the written testimonies of John Bolton and Marck Esper, Security Advisor and Secretary of Defense, respectively, of former President Donald Trump, which recently came to light.
He indicated that they, now out of office, reveal “invasion plans, with mercenaries hired in Florida and Colombia to try to create an armed conflict, headed by Iván Duque.”
Also, the plans of the economic war, against the currency and the oil industry. “How Citgo was stolen from us, valued at more than 12 billion dollars, property of the people of Venezuela.”
Also, “of all the plans to try to assassinate me.”
He said that despite all these aggressions, today Venezuela is recovering in an integral way: economically, socially, politically and morally.