The president in charge of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, raised his voice to support teachers across the country who on Tuesday October 22 began a 48-hour strike to demand their rights.
He was emphatic in claiming that the crisis in the education sector, ranging from the starvation salaries that professionals receive to the thousands of children who go to school without eating, is the result of the usurpation of the presidency by Nicolás Maduro.
“Today the teachers are protesting that their salary is not enough, also that the School Lunch Program must reach all students. The humanitarian catastrophe has a name and surname, no type of agreement that this regime intends to reach with any sector will help solve the crisis, to insist on that path is a stalemate, protest and more crisis, ”said the president of the National Assembly at the entrance to the Legislative Palace for the ordinary session this Tuesday.
He called on all sectors of society to “not leave the teachers alone in the streets” and accompany them in their protest and demands.
“The teachers have my full support, let’s not leave them alone in the street protests. ”
Regarding insinuations that spokesmen of the regime have made about their connection with the protests that have taken place in different countries of the Latin American region, President Guaidó pointed out that “Maduro is an incompetent person who cannot even control oil production”
“Using gold, polluting rivers and ecocide, they intend to finance different groups that try to camouflage in the protests as if that were enough to improve things in Venezuela.”
Guaidó explained that the recent events are due to the demands of each country, however “the practices of the Maduro regime and also of Chávez have been, for example, to finance through the Sao Paulo Forum what they called their allies, a notable case was involved a suitcase that they sent with eight hundred thousand dollars, up to that moment they had sent 17 million dollars to finance a campaign in the region”.
He highlighted the strengthening that the President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno had when he responded to the clamor of protesters in 48 hours and said he was sure that the same will happen with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, with whom he had a telephone conversation on Tuesday morning, reiterating that both acted as statesmen and democrats.