NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. The annual event brings political leaders from around the globe together to report on issues meet and look for solutions. (Photo : Getty)
After issuing an Executive Decree against Venezuela and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Latin countries and Americans with Hispanic descent are now showing their full support to Maduro, saying that the decree is overly exaggerated and uncalled for, reports Washington Times.
The decree illicited outrage in most Latin countries and allies all over the world. But the most outspoken of all would be Venezuela's president himself. According to Reuters, Maduro released a statement revealing that he may travel to Washington to challenge Obama on the legality of the decree. He also appealed to the international community that Obama should quash and revoke its declaration that Venezuela is a threat to the United States.
Last March 9, the U.S. government, headed by President Barrack Obama, issued an Executive Order declaring a "national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela," reported Telesur.
Moreover, the U.S. government also sanctioned seven officials for committing human rights abuse and corruption. Lastly, Obama demands the release of opposition officials who are currently detained in Venezuela.
These accusations, however, are greatly denied by President Maduro, backed up by some officials from neighboring Latin countries and allies. Even Cuba openly declared its support to Venezuela despite the on-going agreement tying it up to the United States.
Other allies such as Russia, Argentina and South Africa also declared their support to Maduro including the presidents of Ecuador and Bolivia.
Many speculate on why Obama made the move, including the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Saint Lucia, Leiff Escalona. According to her, the U.S. government "directly assumed the task of destabilizing and ending the legitimately elected government of [their] President Nicolas Maduro."
And by showing her support, she calls on the entire international community and third party countries to denounce any action that was and will be initiated by the U.S. government against Venezuela.