Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Guaido vows to return to Venezuela after ecuador visit

US Criticizes Guaido for Failed Coup in Venezuela Maduro removes tonnes of gold from central bank
Leonard Rios | 04 March, 2019, 05:20

"Maduro supporters that abuse or violate human rights, steal from the Venezuelan people, or undermine Venezuela's democracy are not welcome in the United States".

Those targeted include the commanders of the National Guard and several regional security commanders, including those whose turf includes the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

The revelation was published on Wednesday on the Argentinean news website Politica Online, which reported that the criticism was made at the meeting of the self-styled Lima Group in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday. Both Moscow and Beijing were unlikely to provide additional financial support to Maduro's government although they continued to give him diplomatic and political cover, he said.

On Saturday, Guaido had also said that he would return to Venezuela following his visit to Ecuador despite the risk of arrest, though he did not name a specific date at the time.

Russian Federation has declared to Venezuela it "will prevent" a US invasion of the Latin American country where dictator Nicolas Maduro has come begging to Moscow for help.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said all options are on the table in dealing with Venezuela's crisis, though Abrams this week stressed the word "peaceful".

The council rejected their rival resolutions - the US measure backing opposition leader Juan Guaido and calling for free and fair elections, the Russian draft supporting President Nicolas Maduro and opposing interference in Venezuelan affairs and any threats of military intervention.

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It's a path of a coup d'etat, of an intervention-that is not of the 21st century-I say to you, rectify. He added that the USA "wants Venezuela's oil" and is "willing to go to war for that oil".

The US also revoked the visas of 49 Venezuelan officials and their family members, the State Department said.

The United Nations says 2.7 million Venezuelans have fled since 2015 as the socialist economy crumbles, with basic supplies out of reach to the masses.

Ms Matviyenko's comments came as Russian Federation said it is ready to take part in bilateral talks with the United States over the issue of Venezuela.

He alleged that the United States was planning to buy small arms, mortar launchers and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles from an "Eastern European country" and station them "close to Venezuela".

Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez, right, and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, shake hands during a meeting at the Lopez Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, March 1, 2019.

Guaido held talks in Salinas - a coastal resort town west of Guayaquil - on Saturday with President Lenin Moreno, and met with Venezuelan refugees.

Guaido did not say when exactly or how he would return to Venezuela.

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