The Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA) expressed its support for the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and the other members of the Board of Directors of the National Assembly, whom it praised for the “firmness” shown “in the face of the abuses and interference of the regime of opprobrium that prevails in Venezuela.”
“We encourage them not to cease in their efforts to put an end to the inhumane reality that all their compatriots are suffering, and it is a cause of scandal for most of the authentically democratic governments that today give them their determined support,” said the 22 former heads of state and government.
IDEA told the Venezuelan president that they will continue “to be committed to the idea that it is indispensable to put an end to the scandalous reality of Venezuela.”
In the letter sent to the Board of Directors of the Parliament, they added that the objective is that “it can be reintegrated as a sovereign nation, then fully exercise the attributes of a civilized life under the republican canons and of democracy, and so that it can give its decided contribution, as in the past, to the climate of peace and freedoms that Spain and the Americas equally deserve.”
The former heads of government denounced that the Venezuelan “regime” has associated itself with “the most perverse interests, internal and external,” including “criminality,” they concluded.