Solidarity with the People of Venezuela

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Global Action of Solidarity with Venezuela, August 19th - September 4th, 2016

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) alerts to the act of provocation prepared by sectors of the Venezuelan opposition around the "Taking of Caracas", announced for September 1st.

CPPC denounces the criminal destabilizing action with the character of a coup by right-wing Venezuelan sectors and groups who, concerted with the US, have been practicing violence – including murders – and economic sabotage, accompanied by media operations of manipulation of public opinion, in order to develop a new escalation of foreign encroachment in Venezuela.

CPPC reaffirms its support and solidarity with the Venezuelan People and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, with its constitutional Government, led by President Nicolás Maduro, with the Committee of International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace (COSI) and their defense of important progressive advances achieved by the Bolivarian Revolution, namely the defense of sovereignty and independence of Venezuela in the face of foreign encroachment and aggression.

CPPC reaffirms its condemnation of the political, economic and diplomatic destabilization developed by the United States against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

CPPC renews its repudiation of the US' executive order – approved in March of 2015 and recently extended by Barack Obama – that, inadmissibly, considers Venezuela an «unusual and extraordinary threat to national security and foreign policy» of the US and that is accompanied by the application of sanctions against Venezuela.

CPPC recalls that the US, in addition to its Fourth Fleet deployed in Latin America, possess 13 military bases in the neighborhood of Venezuela and spend billions of dollars annually to finance the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Endowment for Democracy (NED) with which they foster and sponsor the destabilization of democratic and popular governments, including the constitution Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by President Nicolás Maduro.

CPPC appeals to the expression of solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in defense of its sovereignty and independence and the inalienable right of the people of Venezuela to choose their path freely, without foreign encroachment of any nature.

August 26, 2016

Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation's National Board