CARICOM Rejects Proposal from Canada and Guaidó to Undermine Petrocaribe

Source:  Onternationalist 360
March 15 2019

Misión Verdad is attempting to position Juan Guaidó in the Caribbean to the detriment of the constitutional government of Nicolás Maduro.

Misión Verdad had access to a confidential document (“Non-Paper”) produced by the government of Canada, presided over by Justin Trudeau, through which they sought to create a bridge of contact between the president of the National Assembly in contempt and the governments of the Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) to propose an instrument of displacement of Petrocaribe.

Yesterday, March 14, the Canadian government sent a low-level official to a meeting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), held on the island of Guadeloupe, with the aim of facilitating a direct link between Guaidó’s team and the prime ministers whose governments make up CARICOM.

In Guadeloupe, Trudeau’s special envoy asked for a meeting with the top leaders of the CARICOM that was rejected because it did not represent the diplomatic standards necessary for such a meeting to take place. However, Caribbean representatives accepted a courtesy lunch where the American delivered the following document:

Trudeau’s special envoy asked for a meeting with prime ministers of that organization, but was rejected for not having the necessary diplomatic level, so he delivered the following document at a courtesy lunch with representatives of Caricom.

– Mission Truth (@Mission_Truth) March 15, 2019

The government of Canada in principle would have offered a meeting between Juan Guaidó himself and the representatives of CARICOM, an issue that proved to be false and upset the Caribbeans for being an indication of a diplomatic lack of seriousness.

In spite of this, they received the document with the proposal of the Trudeau Administration, who at all times acted as representative of the Venezuelan opposition, which consisted of creating a parallel body to Petrocaribe called “Cooperation and Energy Stability Agreement”.

The proposal to mine Petrocaribe was a further sign of annoyance to CARICOM representatives, who reminded the Canadian envoy of his full support for dialogue between the parties in Venezuela. They also urged the opposition to sit at the same table with the government of Nicolás Maduro.

CARICOM also reminded Canada of the fact that Petrocaribe is being sabotaged by U.S. sanctions and regional pressure against Venezuela, supported both by the Trudeau government and by the Venezuelan opposition represented in the National Assembly in contempt.

Without further ado, CARICOM rejected the Canadian option.

The Canadian-led anti-Venezuelan coalition made this attempt:

  • Buying the will of CARICOM with negotiations that the Caribbean representatives themselves described as petty.
  • Offering high-level diplomatic meetings that did not materialize, sending low-level advisors with disrespect to Caribbean governments

Finally, CARICOM made it clear that it does not recognize Juan Guaidó. They insisted on a common position that proposes peaceful means of dialogue and respect for international law, outside the strategy of coup d’état and “humanitarian intervention” outlined by Washington.

It should be remembered that CARICOM consists of 15 British countries and dependencies:

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.
The British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands are associate members.
The Bahamas belongs to Caricom but not to the common market created within it.
Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin and Venezuela are observer countries.

Translation by Internationalist 360°

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