“28 years ago that a President of Venezuela hadn’t been in Davos. Here they meet every year to think about the future, about what we must do to improve the world, that is why I am here; so that your countries do not leave Venezuela out. We are ready to build a better future, the country has a lot to contribute,” with this message the President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, asked the leaders of the world gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, for support in the fight to recover freedom.
As planned, Guaidó participated as a speaker at the Forum this Thursday, January 23rd, when Venezuela commemorates 62 years since the overthrow of the Marcos Pérez Jiménez’s dictatorship.
“We are fighting against a criminal conglomerate that protects guerrilla groups like the ELN (National Liberation Army), and Hezbollah cells. Since 1999 Venezuela has been governed by a terrible model that has destroyed the country’s productive capacity, that has set up a repressive apparatus that persecutes, that murders; and yet we are here to tell you that we have the capacity to rebuild Venezuela.”
In his speech, the President in charge of the country said he was representing nurses, students, teachers, children and women “who have no voice, but who want to have hope”.
“Today we have tools from the international community, pressure from different spaces. All united to achieve a truly free, transparent election. We are certain that it includes us, that it includes them, in the name of Venezuela, in the name of those children who are the hope of Venezuela.”
The Venezuelans are fighting to “achieve the second independence,” President (e) Guaidó said, but he insisted that they cannot do it alone.
“If we have to jump over walls, as happened to us deputies to go to work, to do our job, we will do it. But alone we cannot, we need your help to face a criminal conglomerate”.
He ratified that there is not a divided country, but a united and firm one “that will not rest until it achieves its second Independence”.
Guaidó’s participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos is part of the 2020 International Agenda, which began Jan. 19th in Colombia and continued in the United Kingdom and Belgium.