The US Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, offered this Friday an update on the situation in Venezuela and condemned the persecution maneuvers of Maduro’s regime against the deputies of the National Assembly to avoid the re-election of Juan Guaidó on January 5th, 2020.
Abrams said that “the offer” from Maduro’s regime is “threats, money and exile.” At the same time, he stressed that it is necessary to “keep the pressure on the regime and exercise measures to avoid the worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela”.
The U.S. diplomat said it is of the utmost importance to hold free and transparent presidential elections in Venezuela.
“Venezuelans want their country back. They want back the prosperity they enjoyed for so many years,” he added, noting that “we have ways to talk to the regime, but right now there are no talks.”
GUAIDÓ RE-ELECTION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
“For now Juan Guaidó has the necessary votes to be re-elected as president of the National Assembly,” said the Trump administration spokesman regarding the election of the next Parliamentary Board of Directors scheduled for Jan. 5th.
“We, the government of the United States, reiterate our support for him, the National Assembly and the Venezuelan people,” Abrams added.