Maduro: We Have the Support of the World Against US Decree

Source:  TeleSUR
March 12 2016

“Unlike the U.S. we have never killed innocent children nor bombed hospitals, President Maduro told tens of thousands of Venezuelans during a mass rally in Caracas this Saturday.

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President Nicolas Maduro addresses tens of thousands of people during a mass rally in Caracas. | Photo: teleSUR

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has fiercely criticized Washington for its hypocrisy, double standards and interventionism.

“Unlike the U.S. we have never killed innocent children nor bombed hospitals, President Maduro told tens of thousands of Venezuelans during a mass rally in Caracas this Saturday.

obama go home.jpgPeople took to the streets in massive numbers to show their solidarity in Caracas and other major cities across the country to show solidarity with Maduro and to reject U.S. President Barack Obama’s extension of a decree that defines the Latin American nation as an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

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Governors and mayors from the socialist PSUV party are heading the demonstration in the capital Caracas, which includes a march down the city’s main avenue Libertador. The demonstration will conclude with a rally in the emblematic Plaza O’Leary.

US – stay away from Venezuela’s affairs

Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez said the people will demand Obama to “stay away from Venezuela’s affairs.”

“People march in Caracas to reaffirm their anti-imperialist tradition.”

Venezuela has withdrawn its charge d’affaires, Maximilian Arvelaez, from the United States as a response to the executive order, which was first issued by Obama in March 2015 and provoked a storm of controversy within Venezuela and a backlash throughout Latin America.

Venezuela: Maduro Calls for March Against Renewed US Decree 

Arrogance, double standards condescension and intrigue

President Nicolas Maduro said the renewal “is a stain for Obama because he had plenty of opportunities to rectify the situation but imposed arrogance.”

“Enough arrogance, double standards, condescension and intrigue,” Maduro added during a national address on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the opposition also protested this Saturday in the streets of Caracas to demand Maduro’s resignation.

Venezuela and the U.S. have had strained relations since Hugo Chavez became president in 1999, with Washington supporting the right-wing opposition that has tried multiple times to overthrow the socialist government and destabilize the country. Both countries have been without ambassadors in each other’s capitals since 2010.

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