On Saturday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his plans to propose to the United States the creation of a high commission to promote peace and respect between the the two nations. The proposal comes after a week of exchanges between the two countries’ diplomats.
Members of Congress and the Obama administration have consistently placed the blame for the violence stemming from protests on the Venezuelan government, while overlooking or ignoring violent incidents by opposition protesters, including the decapitation of motorcycle riders, the burning of government buildings and metro stations, attacks against state media companies, and the killing of individuals seeking to dismantle barricades, including a National Guard officer. Officials have referred instead to “systematic” human rights abuses and government repression, without citing evidence.
By Arnold August- democracycuba.com, Feb 23rd 2014
Obama’s arrogant interference in Venezuela constitutes the latest example from among the long list of U.S. presidents who adopt and actively sponsor the original seventeenth century evangelical notion: the U.S is a chosen people, the beacon on the hill for the world to look toward for salvation.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has expelled three U.S. consular officials from the country due to suspected conspiracy with the conservative opposition. Meanwhile opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has announced he will lead another march against the government in Caracas tomorrow.
Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza has said he wants “good relations” with the United States, following a statement from US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week that Washington is “ready and willing” to improve bilateral ties.
US and Colombian organisations are working with the Venezuela's political opposition to sabotage Venezuelan infrastructure, create deadly street violence, exacerbate food scarcity and provoke an international intervention, according to documents obtained by attorney and journalist Eva Golinger.
According to US NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published recently by the New York Times, Venezuela was one of the key targets of the agency’s spying. The US appeared to be particularly concerned with Venezuela’s regional influence.