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Representative of the PSUV of Venezuela accuses the US of fascism and terrorism

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  • Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:22
Representative of the PSUV of Venezuela accuses the US of fascism and terrorism
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The representative of the international affairs committee of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Julio Chávez, accused the United States on Tuesday of "acts of fascism" and "terrorism" against the South American country.

"The United States has tried in different ways to overthrow the government (of Nicolás Maduro) ... these are acts of fascism, of terrorism", Chavez said, through Nicaraguan government media, after pointing out alleged murders in Venezuela.

Chávez gave his statements this afternoon, during the "Mesoamerican Party Meeting", which brought together the leftist political parties of the region in Managua, plus Cuba and Venezuela.

The Venezuelan representative complained about the media and the opposition that "pretend" to catalog the government of his country "as a dictatorship".

"What a strange dictatorship, which in 18 months called five national elections in the period of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition has participated, but have not been favored", he complained.

At the Managua meeting, the left parties showed their solidarity with Venezuela, which is experiencing moments of tension with the United States, the first country to ignore the government of Nicolás Maduro.

On Monday, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated his interest in eradicating Latin American Governments similar to Nicolás Maduro's, and pointed to Cuba and Nicaragua.

The leftist political parties that participated in the meeting in Nicaragua arrived on behalf of Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, the Dominican Republic and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and other regional organizations.

Nicaragua is experiencing its own crisis due to disagreements between President Daniel Ortega and the population, which has left between 325 and 561 dead, 340 to 767 detainees, hundreds of disappeared, thousands of wounded and tens of thousands in exile, since last April, according to humanitarian agencies.

Ortega recognizes 199 dead and 340 arrested whom he calls "terrorists", "promoters of a coup" and "common criminals".

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have blamed the Government for "more than 300 deaths", as well as extrajudicial executions, torture and other abuses against protesters and opponents.

The OAS is continuing the process of application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter (CDI) to Nicaragua, by breaking the constitutional order.

Ortega, who has been in power continuously for twelve years, does not accept responsibility for the crisis or the widespread accusations of serious abuses by the authorities against anti-government protesters, and claims to be the victim of an attempted "failed coup d'état". 

Source-EFE

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