CPR condemns US Interference in Venezuelan political crisis

30 Jan 2019 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The Center for People’s Resistance (CPR) and the Namibia-Cuba Friendship Association have condemned the interference of the United State of America (US) in Venezuela’s political problems by marching to the USA embassy on Wednesday calling it “an attempted coup”.

The group’s spokesperson, Nixon Marcus said they will be demonstrating at the US embassy as long as necessary to give a massage to the US government to stop its interfering in Venezuela’s political matters and let the government of Venezuela sort out their issues by themselves.

“We are here to send a message to the US regime but we are still going to write an official letter that will be directed to the President [to] give him our demands, we want this aggression and the attempted coup to be aborted,” said Marcus.

Venezuela has been going through political turmoil since the death of former president Hugo Chavez in March 2013, with opposition parties trying to oust incumbent president Nicolas Manduro.

The opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the new leader of Venezuela last week and was recognised by the USA as the legitimate leader of that country, something some European and African countries consider to be an attempted coup.

Herbert Jauch from the Economist and Social Justice Trust, who was also among the demonstrators, said the US government should stop causing chaos in other countries to enrich themselves.

“The USA government should find other ways of sustaining their economy without invading other countries and kill innocent people. They did it in Iraq, they did in Libya and so many other countries just to take those countries’ natural wealth. Don’t make Venezuela another victim. Stop it please,” stressed Jauch.

Earlier this week, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah on behalf of the government expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela, saying the international community should allow the people of Venezuela to resolve their internal issues on their own.