People of Cuba celebrate the first year of President Maduro’s re-election and ratify support for Venezuela

On the eve of the XVIII Meeting of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Treaty of Commerce of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP), a political-cultural activity was held on Monday in solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Republic of Cuba.

The meeting, which took place at the University of Informatics Sciences of the Habana, was conceived not only to ratify the bonds of friendship and bilateral cooperation but also to celebrate the first anniversary of the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro.

In this framework, the Venezuelan ambassador in Cuba, Adán Chávez, thanked the unequivocal signs of solidarity of the Cuban people towards the Bolivarian Republic, which has been subjected to “all the recipes that imperialism have imagined” to force a change of government in the country.

He recalled in his speech that President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected on May 20, 2018 in a transparent electoral process, with the participation of opposition contenders, international accompaniment and in accordance with the constitutional precepts.

“President Nicolás Maduro will be our president in this period that corresponds to 2019-2025 because he was reelected a year ago (…) Nicolás Maduro will serve his term because that is what the great majority of our people, and the vast majority of the international community want”, he said.

The diplomat recapitulated the destabilizing plans that the opposition leadership has promoted in recent years with the support of the United States, which intensified with the circumstantial triumph in the parliamentary elections held at the end of 2015.

“Our people are willing to keep battling as we have shown, resisting to keep wining”, the ambassador emphasized after referring to the most recent coup attempt on April 30.

The maximum diplomatic representative of Venezuela in Cuba evoked, on the other hand, the leadership of the commanders Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in the creation of the ALBA-TCP and in the promotion of a real integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The work that Chavez and Fidel began, sterted to awake the desire for freedom and sovereignty of our people that was numb”, he said.

The US seek to control Venezuela’s resources

During this meeting of reflection, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, reiterated that the control of Venezuela’s natural resources is the underlying objective of the plans of the United States government to depose President Nicolás Maduro.

“In Venezuela there is a struggle, Our America is a disputed territory between US imperialism and the peoples, but in Venezuela (…) all we have seen are chapters of a historical dispute over who controls the riches of that country and where that riches are directed to”, said the diplomat in reference to the continuous orchestrated coup agendas from Washington to Caracas, including the constant harassment of the head of state after his re-election in 2018.

The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations also denounced the illegal retention of assets of the Venezuelan State in the international financial system as a result of the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Venezuela.

The peoples will regain integration spaces

Apart from this situation, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister predicted the return of the progressive forces as a government to various nations of the region, by electoral means.

“We will see how, through elections, the peoples will regain integration spaces, we are on the verge of great victories but we have to resist strongly”, he suggested.

The Foreign Minister highlighted the integration advocated by the ALBA-TCP beyond the economic cooperation between the States.

The students and professors of the University of Informatics Sciences of the Habana agreed, for their part, to ratify their support and full solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its president Nicolás Maduro.

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