Maduro asks the UN for an end to “criminal sanctions” and support for dialogue with the opposition

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has demanded this Wednesday before the United Nations General Assembly the end of the “criminal sanctions” against the economy of his country and at the same time that the international community supports the dialogue process that Caracas has begun with the opposition.

“Yes, we can, face the imperial aggressions and move forward (…) We ratify our request, our demand that all criminal sanctions against the Venezuelan economy, against Venezuelan society by the United States and the governments of the Union be lifted. European “, has claimed.

In this sense, he has sent his support to the “heroic” people of Cuba and has requested that the sanctions and the blockade that the island’s inhabitants have suffered for more than six decades be immediately lifted.

Maduro, who has addressed the General Assembly through a recording, has defended a vision of the world “without imperialism or dominant hegemonies”, based on cooperation and on the doctrine of the movement of non-aligned countries and has denounced “the instrumentalization “of international organizations from the” elites of the United States “with the” complicity “of Europe.

“Venezuela denounces a fierce campaign and denounces a permanent and systematic aggression through economic, financial, oil and cruel sanctions”, “a persecution against the right to freedom and the economic guarantees that all the peoples of the world should enjoy. “, has manifested.

Elsewhere, Maduro also highlighted the start of talks with the opposition that began in Mexico City a few weeks ago, and thanked the president of that country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the governments of Norway, Russia and the Netherlands for making it possible.

“It is a very important dialogue process that seeks that the most extremist opposition sectors that were seeking a coup in Venezuela, that led to a foreign invasion and planned my assassination, return to politics, the Constitution and the electoral path”, has said.

“I am grateful for the support of the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to the process of dialogue in Mexico, and I ask for all the support of the United Nations so that this process of dialogue advances towards new partial agreements towards a global agreement to strengthen peace and sovereignty, “he said.

President Maduro has also stated that many Venezuelans observe 2021 with “joy”, because in addition to the beginning of this dialogue with the opposition, the country is preparing its twenty-ninth electoral process in the last twenty years, a “mega-elections” scheduled for the 21st. November “to elect all regional, municipal and local authorities with the vote of the people.”

Finally, he has also had words for the issue of climate change, an “urgent” issue and “truly worrying for many in the world”, which needs “actionable, verifiable and effective measures”, which must be “demanded” from “the governments with power in the world”.


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