Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro participated on Wednesday in the debate of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, where he raised Venezuela’s voice for a world without colonialism and imperialism, reaffirming the complaint about the fierce campaign and permanent, systematic aggression of the U.S. Government and its European allies against the Bolivarian people.
In a speech from the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, broadcast at the UN headquarters in New York, the Venezuelan head of State referred to the political talks that have been recently resumed in Mexico and the concerns about the imminent effects of climate change in the development of countries.
In his address, Maduro warned about “news forms of neocolonialism against our people, new forms of domination, spoliation, oppression and exploitation against the peoples of the world,” and plead for “a new world for sharing, cooperation, and a human community with a shared destiny: the multipolar world we all long for and for which we unite our rallying cry with all the peoples of the world.”
“Venezuela denounces a fierce campaign and a permanent, systematic aggression through economic, financial, oil, cruel sanctions, and persecution against our right to the freedom and economic guarantees that all the peoples of the world must enjoy,” stressed President Maduro when referring to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country.
The Venezuelan president explained financial accounts have been persecuted, and the gold of legal international reserves of the Central Bank of Venezuela has been frozen, billions of dollars in bank accounts in the United States and Europe. Also, oil and mining companies have been prevented from trading their products and opening bank accounts in the world to pay, charge and make transactions as established by international law.
“It is a financial, monetary, commercial, economic, energy, systematic, cruel and criminal persecution,” said Maduro, who reaffirmed the demand to lift all the sanctions against the Venezuelan economy and society by the United States and governments of the European Union.
In that same vein, the Venezuelan president invited to check the official results of the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures, Alena Douhan, who visited Venezuela this year and produced “a very objective, crude and realistic report on these criminal sanctions suggesting their immediate lifting.”
Recovery and Growth Phase
The leader of the Bolivarian Revolution said that the Venezuelan people, with their great capacity for resilience and resistance, have stood up, and in 2021, the year of the Bicentennial of the Carabobo Battle, “we have gone from a cruel, painful phase of resistance to a phase of recovery and sustained growth with science, innovation, technology and the spiritual capacity of a working people that refuses to break. We have deployed all of our productive forces, and we tell the peoples of the world, with courage, determination, intelligence and wisdom, that imperial aggressions can be defeated to move forward.”
The Venezuelan president thanked the massive support Venezuela has received from the countries and governments of the world to face the hardships experienced in recent years.
Regarding climate change, President Maduro stressed that it is urgent to give a practical, verifiable response and take actions against greenhouse gas and global warming.
“We need verifiable and efficient measures and actions to stop the speeding up of the deterioration of the Earth’s ecological balance,” said Maduro.
In his speech, he also talked about the inclusive talks for peace in Venezuela with different business, social, gremial and political sectors and the recent setting up of a negotiation table in Mexico to move forward with the country’s comprehensive recovery and the 29th elections in the last 20 years that will be held on November 21.
Likewise, he reaffirmed the solidarity with the Cuban people and the demand to immediately lift al the measures of commercial, economic blockade against the Caribbean island.
Finally, President Maduro reiterated that the United Nations System and multilateralism need to be strengthened.
“It is time for freedom, sovereignty and independence. A new world needs a new UN so that we all can share life, solidarity and the fair, necessary path towards a new community,” he said.