by: Daveda Gruber:
There is a political crisis going on in the socialist country of Venezuela. American diplomats had been told to leave the country but all that changed.
Washington officials asked the world to choose what side they were on this past weekend.
Socialist President Nicolas Maduro broke off relations with the United States on Wednesday.
Along with other countries, the U.S. has taken sides with the opposition leader, 35 year old Juan Guaido.
Guaido is now Venezuela’s interim president even though Maduro called his claiming power an attempted coup.
The Trump administration has recognized Guaido’s position.
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Reuters reported that on Saturday, Venezuelan Colonel Jose Luis Silva publicly broke with Maduro in a video recorded at the country’s embassy in Washington.
Silva said, “Today I speak to the people of Venezuela, and especially to my brothers in the armed forces of the nation, to recognize President Juan Guaido as the only legitimate president.”
According to Reuters Maduro has rejected calls for a new election. Things changed on Sunday.
Maduro said he was open to dialogue and that meeting with President Trump was “not impossible.”
A source familiar with the Trump administration’s thinking on Venezuela told Fox News that the White House is encouraged by the fact that Venezuela’s Defense Attache in Washington has publicly turned against Maduro and thrown his support behind opposition leader Guaido.
The Trump administration said it wouldn’t obey when Maduro gave U.S. diplomats three days to leave the country. They are adamant that Maduro is no longer the country’s legitimate president.
Late on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement.
The statement read that Maduro’s government was suspending the ejection. The suspension is said to provide a 30 day window for negotiations with the U.S. and setting up a “U.S. interests office” in Venezuela.
This would also include a similar Venezuelan office in the United States.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was not onboard with Maduro’s “illegitimate mafia state.”
Pompeo said, “We’re here to urge all nations to support the democratic aspirations of Venezuelan people as they try to free themselves from former President Maduro’s illegitimate mafia state.”
Earlier, France, Germany, Britain and Spain set an eight-day deadline for calling elections for recognizing Guaido’s leadership.
On Sunday Israel joined the U.S., Canada and several other Latin American countries when they announced that it would recognize Guaido as the de facto president of Venezuela.
Socialism does not work. It has been proven, time after time, that capitalism works. Ask any conservative American.
The sad thing is though, the Democratic Party has turned to support socialist ideals.
Seventy percent taxation and free healthcare to Americans and illegal immigrants does not spell capitalism. Unfortunately, some people have not learned from the past nor from what is happening now in Venezuela.
Wake up people. Socialism leads to dictatorships and communism.