Maduro accused the U.S. of attempting to destabilize the situation in Venezuela
The Venezuelan President believes that the international forces led by the us state Department “ordered the attack on the revolutionary government, the institutions of government” of the country.
MEXICO city, April 19. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the U.S. of attempting to destabilize the situation in the South American country. The corresponding statement the President made Tuesday in a speech that was broadcast by the TV station TeleSUR.
“Sure, we’re facing the most criminal and violent in recent years, the onslaught against peace, democracy and the Venezuelan Constitution. These days, all these weeks we have been dealing with the conspiracy, with the onslaught of international forces headed by the state Department and other U.S. government who ordered the attack on the revolutionary government, at the institutions of the Venezuelan government to provoke an imperialist invasion and to plunge our country into a new slavery,” said Maduro.
The Venezuelan leader accused the speaker of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the country, Julio Borges of involvement in the conspiracy. Maduro also announced that authorities have detained the armed provocateurs who next Wednesday, April 19, was supposed to attack the anti-government demonstrations to provoke unrest.
Venezuela in April, faced with a worsening political crisis, the cause of which was the decision of the Supreme court. He gave President Nicolas Maduro powers to actually act to bypass Parliament and also announced that assumes the functions of the National Assembly. Later, the Supreme court followed the call of the security Council of the country and reversed the decision concerning the performance of their parliamentary functions.
Nevertheless, the incident led to mass protests that escalated into riots and clashes with police.
The situation was exacerbated by the prohibition of the Governor of Miranda state, one of the opposition leaders Henrique Capriles to stand for election for 15 years
From 4 April, according to non-governmental organizations, were detained for almost 540 participants of protest demonstrations, of which about 240 are still in custody. As noted by the representatives of the opposition, the number of victims in clashes with police and unrest in the tens, several people were killed.