The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, praised the work of President (E) Juan Guaidó for facing Nicolás Maduro’s regime “practically alone”.
“Yes, I must praise the work of the president in charge Guaidó for a simple reason: he raised very high expectations for democracy in Venezuela.” he said in an interview with the digital media Infobae.
He also recalled that the president faces a dictatorship that has the monetary capacity and a repressive apparatus with which it manages, day in day out, to erode the guarantees and freedoms of the Venezuelan people.
“We can recriminate ourselves, but never Guaidó, who has risked his skin (life) facing a dictatorship completely outmatched in an infinite proportion,” he added.
Almagro also celebrated that the International Criminal Court (ICC) declared that Nicolás Maduro’s regime committed crimes against humanity, a situation that the OAS had previously denounced.
“Justice is the best instrument to restore democracy in Venezuela. Either the international one for crimes against humanity, as well as different jurisdictions for drug trafficking and corruption.” he said.
The Secretary also said that, given the situation in Venezuela, it is possible that justice will be done in the nation, even with Maduro and his allies in power.
The diplomat also highlighted that during the Covid-19 pandemic, Venezuela suffered even more from violations of freedoms and rights by the dictatorship.
“There are checks and balances between the different entities of the State and institutional dynamics subject to public responsibility which is different from what happens in the dictatorship. There have been limitations of fundamental rights.” he concluded.