What happened in Venezuela this week?
The Legitimate Government of President (E) Juan Guaidó presents a summary of the main activities and news for the week from Monday 8 to February 14, 2020.
1. Wednesday 02/10: The Legitimate National Assembly began a national tour to demand free elections to recover Venezuela
The deputies of the legitimate National Assembly (AN), elected in 2015, began on Wednesday, February 10th, the parliamentary civic days from the state of Carabobo. The representatives made this journey with the aim of demanding the departure of Nicolás Maduro from power, achieve political change and rescue the vote through a transparent electoral system.
The first Vice President of the National Assembly, Juan Pablo Guanipa, reiterated that after the dictator’s departure, work will be done in favor of national reconstruction and transformation.
The assembly was attended by political leaders, representatives of organizations and civil society from the Carabobo State, and deputies Ydilio Abreu, Luis Florido, Juan Pablo Guanipa, Olivia Lozano, Ángel Alvarez, Oneiber Peraza, Maria Gabriela Hernández, Macario González.
2. Wednesday 02/10: In Puerto Ordaz workers protested to demand better wages and other labor demands
Workers of the Siderurgica del Orinoco (SIDOR) in the city of Puerto Ordaz, Bolívar state, have remained in protest for more than five days, demanding better wages and other labor demands that Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship has refused to pay.
President (E) Juan Guaidó, reiterated last Wednesday, February 10th, that the dictatorship destroyed basic state enterprises, forcing workers in Bolívar State to protest for their labor demands.
Guaidó affirmed that Venezuelans go together for a single cause, a better Venezuela.
3. Thursday 02/11: Democratic forces supported the convocation to protes on youth day
Faced with the call for active protest by the student movement on February 12th, the democratic forces their reiterated commitment to young Venezuelans during a press conference on February 11th.
They expressed the outstanding effort to demonstrate and fight for freedom and the effort and conviction of a better future for the new generations.
At the event were present spokesmen from the main political parties such as COPEI, UNT, Voluntad Popular, Primero Justicia, Un Nuevo Tiempo, among others.
4. Friday 02/12: Venezuela protested against Maduro’s regime on Youth Day
On February 12th, civil society came out to protest against Nicolás Maduro’s regime to commemorate Youth Day.
Unity and struggle: Hundreds of people took to the streets to accompany university students and thus demand, in one voice, a better quality of life.
The young people expressed the trust they have in Venezuelans and asked them to join them in their struggle. They also assured that the participation of all citizens is necessary.
The cities of Caracas, Miranda, Zulia, Vargas, Anzoátegui, Carabobo, Barinas, were the main ones to join the active protest to demand the departure of the regime.
The national president, Juan Guaidó, applauded the courage of young Venezuelans to take to the streets against the Maduro dictatorship and continue to demand freedom and democracy.
“Only by pressuring together to have free elections will we have a solution to the conflict and can we deal with the emergency,” said Guaidó.
5. Saturday 02/13: Guaidó toured popular sectors and invites people to continue fighting without fear to achieve free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections
The President of Venezuela and of the legitimate national Parliament, Juan Guaidó, toured several popular areas of the Miranda state this Saturday, demonstrating that the true recovery of democracy lies in unity and protest.
The president asked not to forget that the dictatorship is responsible for the crisis and the unprecedented Complex Humanitarian Emergency in the country and that it has caused, among other things, thousands of deaths. Furthermore, he clarified once again that the sanctions issued by the United States and other international allies are against regime officials, not against the people.
“Yes, there are consequences of sanctions against the regime and they will continue to exist because they and their front men are solely responsible for the destruction of Venezuela,” he said.
6. Saturday 02/13: First Lady, Fabiana Rosales announced that the Plan Madre María de San José served hundreds of Venezuelans at risk of life.
This Saturday, February 13th, the First Lady of Venezuela, Fabiana Rosales, announced the “Mother María de San José Plan” to save the life of the nation that suffers as a result of the complex humanitarian emergency caused by the regime.
She explained that during the second semester of 2020 and early 2021, hundreds of Venezuelans were served.
“We work so that beyond the Mother María de San José Plan, there are public policies in Venezuela, once our country is free, that enforce the right to healthcare so that the hospital crisis remains in the history books and that each Venezuelan is respected and their Constitutional right to healthcare is guaranteed,” said Fabiana Rosales.