The government of the Republic of Costa Rica on Sunday rejected the coup d’état to the National Assembly of Venezuela (NA) by Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
“The unheard of and crude maneuver shows the nature of the regime and constitutes a serious blow to democratic institutions,” reads the statement published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica.
Likewise, the Costa Rican government warned that it will not recognize any representation of Nicolas Maduro’s regime “since it lacks all legitimacy”. The statement reiterates Costa Rica’s support for President Juan Guaidó, the deputies of the National Assembly and the Venezuelan people who are seeking to restore democracy in the country.
“The government of Costa Rica is closely following developments and is in permanent consultation with friendly governments to redouble efforts in response to this disgraceful attack on democracy in Venezuela,” the statement concluded.
This Sunday morning, Nicolás Maduro’s regime ordered the Armed Forces to prevent the access of the parliamentarians to the seat of the parliament in Caracas, so that the deputies attached to the regime would illegally swear in deputy Luis Parra as president of the NA.