HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban government today denounced an “international operation” against Venezuela stemming from the United States to ignore the results of Sunday’s National Constituent Assembly, reported dpa news.
“Cuba denounces the launch of a well-planned international operation, directed from Washington, with the support of the Secretary General of the OAS, aimed at silencing the voice of the Venezuelan people,” said the official statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The Cuban government said that the US campaign against the National Constituent Assembly seeks to “ignore the people’s will and impose surrender by means of attacks and economic sanctions.”
The Venezuelan government announced that more than eight million people, 41.5 percent of the eligible voters, participated Sunday in the voting for the National Constituent Assembly. The opposition called for abstention in what it considered a “fraudulent” process.
“Venezuela went to the polls like never before in a constituent process,” said the official statement read on the state television late night news.
The Cuban government said that the Venezuelan people “defied violent street blockings, economic sabotage and international threats.”
“We reiterate our unwavering solidarity with the Bolivarian and Chavez people and government and with its civic-military unity led by the constitutional president Nicolas Maduro,” said the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The support of the Cuban government comes in addition to that of El Salvador, Bolivia and Nicaragua, which have also given their support to Maduro.
In contrast, most Latin American countries did not recognize the electoral results. The European Union also did not support the process and the United States responded by applying legal and legal sanctions.