Venezuela blasts United States 'aggression' after Trump UN speech

Cheryl Sanders
September 19, 2017

Brazil's President Michel Temer said that regional leaders agreed on the need to maintain pressure on Venezuela, while Santos said he would discuss with Trump how best to help his neighbor "become a democracy again".

President Donald Trump surprised the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday when he remarked that the collapsing regime in Venezuela was not due to the poor implementation of socialism, but rather its successful implementation.

"Evidently, everyone at the table wants a democratic solution in Venezuela, but no one wants a foreign intervention", Temer said to reporters after the meeting.


In addition, the ministry criticized the "shameful and detestable" attitude of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for treating Venezuela as though it were a destabilizing force in the region. "The socialist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro has inflicted bad misery and suffering on the good people of that country".

"The country is collapsing, their democratic institutions are being destroyed".

The situation is completely unacceptable. "We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela and we want it to happen very, very soon". "I ask the countries represented here to be prepared to do more to address this unbelievably serious crisis", Trump told his guests.


The statement came after Trump railed against the repressive government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a speech before the U.N. General Assembly in NY on Tuesday. In photo, U.S. President with Brazil President Michel Temer (center R). "The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable".

Further, we encourage all member states to look at ways to take bold stands at the United Nations with an eye toward changing business as usual and not being beholden to ways of the past which were not working.


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