The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a letter to the American people in which he called on the Americans to reconcile and join forces to “put a stop” to the “madness” of the Government of the US President, Donald Trump.
Maduro denounced the launching of a North American naval mission in the Pacific and the Caribbean, according to the Pentagon to combat drug trafficking, and which Venezuela denounces as a full-blown “naval blockade” to suffocate the country. Maduro himself was accused of “narcoterrorism” by the United States.
“The Trump government, once again instrumentalizing the institutions to achieve its electoral goals, and relying on infamies under the pretext of the fight against drugs, has ordered the largest military deployment in the United States to our region in 30 years, in order to threaten Venezuela and lead our region to a bloody and indefinite war conflict, “says Maduro’s letter.
The President of Venezuela assured that he was accused “without showing any evidence” of the charge of “narcoterrorism” despite the fact that the US Department of Defense, assures the president, “shows that Venezuela is not a country of primary drug transit, as if they are Washington’s allies like Colombia and Honduras, “according to the letter, dated March 3, and published on his Twitter account.
This being the case, Maduro described the operation as “a smokescreen to hide the erratic and improvised” management of the coronavirus pandemic in his country, where more than 8,500 people have already died and the infections have now exceeded 325,000.
For all these reasons, Maduro called on the people of the United States “to put a stop to this madness, to hold their rulers accountable and force them to focus their attention and resources on urgent attention to the pandemic.”
“We are not so different,” concludes Maduro, “as they want us to believe with infamy. We are peoples seeking a more just, free and compassionate society. Let us not allow the particular interests of minorities blinded by ambition not to separate.”