February 14 2015
President Nicolas Maduro has received numerous messages of solidarity after he revealed that his government had thwarted a coup attempt.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is the latest leader to offer solidarity to Venezuela following the revelations of the latest coup plot against the democratically elected government of President Maduro.
Ortega condemned the “criminal and futile attempts of the Empire to undermine the Bolivarian Revolution”
On Saturday Ortega condemned the “criminal and futile attempts of the Empire to undermine the Bolivarian Revolution,” and expressed his support to Venezuela and categorically rejected the destabilization plans carried out by the right-wing.
In addition, the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity expressed, from Mexico City, its solidarity with the Venezuelan government and issued an official statement condemning any kind of coup plot promoted by the opposition leaders.
Civil and political organizations, leaders and governments from all over the world have been offering their support to Venezuela.
UNASUR: the regional bloc supports President Maduro
The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Ernesto Samper, through his twitter account, said that the regional bloc supports President Maduro and rejected the intended cup plot.
On Friday, Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, saying “We all have the obligation to enforce respect of democracy and elections, and if we all have a clear conscious, not even the empire can defeat us.”
Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday that the government had thwarted a coup attempt which was being coordinated by Venezuela’s right-wing opposition with the support of the U.S. government.
The opposition wants to put Venezuela on a pro IMF path
Just the day before the revelations, opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado and Antonio Ledezma released a “transition plan” which involved privatization of the country’s oil, deregulation of the economy and accords with “international financial institutions” including the International Monetary Fund.