The ambassador to Argentina, Elisa Trotta Gamus, deplored the attacks by Diosdado Cabello against the Argentinean foreign minister, Felipe Solá, and assured that it shows the anti-democratic character of Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
Cabello attacked the government of President Alberto Fernández on Monday night for the position it took in defense of the Venezuelan National Assembly.
“What if the ambassador of Argentina said a guaidiotez, or the ambassador of Mexico. We are here and we have needed neither Argentina nor its chancellor. They should watch what they are doing, where in history they stand. If they settle down to defend the people or if they settle down on the side of those who live bowed to imperialism,” said Cabello.
In this regard, the diplomatic representative said it is evidence of the regime’s intolerance to criticism and dissidence.
“These attacks by the dictatorship against the new Argentinean government are only a sample of what Venezuelans who are persecuted for thinking differently are suffering. If this is how they treat those who until recently were considered their allies, imagine how dissidents are treated in Venezuela. Maduro’s regime is a dictatorship that systematically violates human rights, that is capable of kidnapping, torturing and murdering, as the report of the UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has denounced,” said Trotta Gamus.
The ambassador recalled that more than 30 congressmen have been forced into exile, that congressman Juan Requesens has been arbitrarily imprisoned for more than 500 days, and that congressman Gilber Caro remains missing without any knowledge of his whereabouts since he was kidnapped by regime forces almost a month ago.
“With all these outrages the Maduro dictatorship shows that it does not want a peaceful solution to the crisis. Just as in 2019 they kicked the negotiating table that was held in Barbados and Oslo with the mediation of Norway and made the dialogue process fail, now they intend to deal a blow to Parliament, an institution that anywhere in the world represents democracy and plurality. But we will continue, with the National Assembly at the forefront, to fight for freedom and free presidential elections, which is our goal,” said Elisa Trotta.