Biden confirms his support for Juan Guido

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The American president “talked (…) with the interim president of Venezuela Juan Guido to underline the recognition and support of the democratically elected parliament in 2015”, as well as the same, “by the USA”, according to a press release of his White House.

Joe Biden on Wednesday reaffirmed US support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido, whom Washington recognizes as a “transitional president” on the sidelines of the US summit, to which neither he nor Maudo was invited. or another government representative in Caracas.

The American president “talked (…) with the interim president of Venezuela Juan Guido to underline the recognition and support of the democratically elected parliament in 2015”, as well as the same, “by the USA”, according to a press release of his White House.

Former US President Donald Trump had announced in 2019 that he does not recognize the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro, citing irregularities denounced by the opposition.

On Monday, Washington confirmed that it had not invited Venezuela, Nicaragua or Cuba to the US Summit in Los Angeles because of its “reservations” about democracy in those three states.

During the telephone conversation, which took place as the US presidential plane was flying to California, Mr. Biden also expressed his support for the negotiations in Venezuela, which are the best way to the peaceful restoration of democratic, free and fair institutions. elections and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms “of Latin American citizens, during the announcement of his services.

The Biden government has hinted that it may reconsider its sanctions policy if Mr Maduro’s government negotiates a new election framework with the opposition.

Former President Trump has imposed sanctions on the government of Nicolas Maduro. The country’s economy collapsed, forcing millions to emigrate.

Juan Guido “thanked the United States for its continued support in the struggle of the Venezuelan people for a democratic transition as soon as possible” and because he is “the main supporter of humanitarian aid” to his country, the opposition group said.

Immigration, a major domestic political issue for Joe Biden in the run-up to the November midterm elections, is at the heart of this year’s US Summit.

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