The Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Jon Piechowski, said Friday that the United States (USA) will be investigating whether there is any interference by Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Ecuador’s protests against President Lenin Moreno.
“Maduro is a threat to the security and stability of the region. This is not sustainable”, Piechowski told reporters at the same time that he described as” evil activity “the possible action of external agents to destabilize Ecuador.”
The undersecretary also recalled that Maduro’s regime continued to exert pressure to occupy a position in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN). However, different non-governmental organizations and democratic countries are still working to deny the position to the illegitimate government.
Ecuador completed a week of protests led by various sectors of society which are against economic measures taken by the government. The mayor of Quito declared a state of emergency and President Moreno declared a curfew from 8pm to 5am.
The President (E) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, sympathized with his Ecuadorian counterpart last Monday and also said that Maduro’s regime could be behind the destabilizing acts: “While President Lenin Moreno works to maintain and strengthen the Republic and institutions of Ecuador, a group financed by the accomplices of Maduro in America, taking advantage of the most vulnerable, seeks to end the stability of the country.”