The presidential commissioner for the Center of Government, Leopoldo López, praised the work done by Venezuelan journalists, whom he pointed out as an essential sector to conquer freedom in the country.
“Today I want to praise the work of the journalists who risk their lives every day to bring the truth to Venezuelans,” López said through his Twitter account.
The representative of the Legitimate Government stressed “you are a fundamental pillar of our struggle. We call for reflection on those who do not carry out this vital work to the full”.
Hoy día del periodista quiero enaltecer el trabajo de los profesionales de la prensa que día a día arriesgan sus vidas por llevarle la verdad a los vzlanos. Son uds un pilar fundamental de nuestra lucha. Llamamos a la reflexión a quienes no cumplen con esa vital labor a cabalidad
— Leopoldo López (@leopoldolopez) June 28, 2020
Similarly, the Presidential Commissioner spoke out against the accusations of the Maduro dictatorship and denounced that “yesterday The Wall Street Journal without foundation or evidence published a series of accusations against the leaders of Voluntad Popular and against me that are completely false. Furthermore, they accuse me without presenting any kind of evidence. And they do not present them because they simply do not exist.”
“The title of the article in The Wall Street Journal does not match the content. They make assertions without proving anything. They don’t present evidence of the companies or the alleged hiring. Simply because such claims are false,” he said.
Lopez recalled that “at Voluntad Popular we have had to face unjust imprisonment, persecution, torture, exile, and even two murdered brothers (Pipo and Cesita). But none of that has been able to overcome our vocation to fight for the recovery of Venezuela’s freedom.”
Furthermore, he warned that “the dictatorship has sought to involve us in its lies to justify the persecution against democratic political parties. Its propaganda apparatus has been dedicated to misinformation and unfortunately has found an echo in voices that are called to show the real facts”.
To conclude, Lopez said that “in Venezuela there are a people that suffer and fights to achieve its freedom, and does so against a murderous dictatorship that does not skimp on lies and deception to remain illegitimately in power. It is regrettable that in this critical hour of the struggle there are voices that play along with the dictatorship”
“Lies, persecution, threats we will not make us give up our fight, we will not give up. We will be fighting until we win! Until we conquer a free and democratic Venezuela”, he ended.