Miami, Venezuela.- Venezuelan Carlos Vecchio, the diplomatic representative of Juan Guaidó in the country, will meet Monday in South Florida with Admiral Craig Faller, head of the Southern Command, to address how to restore democracy in the Latin American country.
At the meeting, requested by Vecchio and following instructions from Guaidó, there will be a conversation about military cooperation aimed at “alleviating” the suffering of the Venezuelan people and “restoring” democracy.
The meeting scheduled at the headquarters of the Southern Command, located in Doral, a city near Miami, is given after the letter that Vecchio sent on May 11 (and that was made public two days later) to Faller and who confirms the provision of He guaidó to “begin the respective conversations to the cooperation that has been offered by his command”.
The goal, said Vecchio on Twitter, is “to advance strategic and operational planning with the priority goal of alleviating the suffering of the Venezuelan people and restoring democracy.”
In his letter, the envoy of Guaidó said that “conditions in Venezuela are worsening, as a consequence of the corrupt, incompetent and illegitimate regime of the usurper Nicolás Maduro, which tragically have consequences for national security in Venezuela, as well as in neighboring countries. “
Earlier this month, Admiral Faller was willing to talk with the Guaidó envoy about the US support “to those leaders of the National Armed Forces who make the right decision, who respect the Venezuelans and restore the constitutional order.”
The Southern Command is responsible for the US Armed Forces in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Venezuela is going through a peak of political tension since last January, when Maduro swore a new term of 6 years that does not recognize the opposition and part of the international community and, in response, Guaidó was proclaimed interim president of the country.
USA It was the first nation, among more than fifty, to recognize Guaidó as head of state and, since then, has tried to pressure Maduro with the revocation of visas to Venezuelan officials and sanctions against the company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), principal source of currency for Caracas.
In addition, US President Donald Trump has been insisting for months that “all options”, including military, “are on the table” to resolve the situation in Venezuela.
Monday’s meeting in Doral comes amid conversations in the face of a dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, with the intermediation of Norway, although Guaidó has emphasized that this must lead to the “cessation of the usurpation” that he considers Maduro of the Presidency.
In fact, the head of the Venezuelan Parliament assured Saturday during a rally that the government of Nicolás Maduro is “so weak” that he wanted to “manipulate” with a dialogue with the opposition. (EFEUSA)