Maduro Ecstatic over Venezuela’s Exit from the OAS

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HAVANA TIMES – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday lauded the crisis-hit country’s exit from the Organization of American States (OAS), which it regards as representing US interests.

“The brave people mobilize to celebrate our definitive retirement from the ministry of the US colonies – OAS,” Maduro said in a Twitter post. “Venezuela is Free and Independent!”

Maduro’s government initiated the move two years ago.

Earlier this month, the OAS recognized a representative of Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as the country’s official representative to the organization.

Maduro won a second term in a highly questioned election nearly a year ago and has presided over a massive economic crisis. Guaido and his allies are pressuring the president to resign so early elections can be held.

Meanwhile, Maduro is relying on his growingly close relationship with Russia for financial and military assistance plus support from China and Cuba to stay in power.

5 thoughts on “Maduro Ecstatic over Venezuela’s Exit from the OAS

  • April 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    There is an unfortunate habit of dragging in the US as if nothing else matters, Maduro’s incompetence and policies are of deep concern to many others – including the European Union. If for example you read ‘The Economist’ which has world wide readership, you will find much concern expressed.
    I am not an admirer of US policies regarding South America in general and historically Cuba in particular, but I guess Clarence that you are American. But if so, as an American you will be aware of the effects both politically and generally of pressure from immigration. So just imagine the pressure on Columbia in particular of the 5 million who have fled Venezuela.
    Over the last year, Canada has experienced some 35,000 illegal immigrants crossing the US/Canada border to join the 320,000 legal immigrants from around the world and Syria in particular and that causes pressures. So imagine 5 million!
    It is obvious to all but those who cannot count, that if Venezuelans are to have a decent future in their own country, regime change is not merely desirable, but essential. Maduro may rejoice over Venezuela’s exit from the OAS, but I wonder what he is thinking about those countries that have exited UNUSUR?
    Not only the US but all the then free European countries sought regime change in Moscow and fortunately eventually got it. Those thirteen countries that were liberated from the communist yoke (which Maduro is endeavoring to impose in Venezuela) when given the opportunity for open elections, without exception, rejected communism.

  • April 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Let the americans to run their own country and stop bullying sovereign states with regime change

  • April 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Not much dignity left when 5 million Venezuelans have fled their country.

  • April 28, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The question is not about money. The question is about human dignity.

    How much money is dignity worth , lest we all become prostitutes ?

  • April 27, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Maduro missed two words from his Twitter statement which ought to have read:
    “Venezuela is Free and Independent and Broke”.

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