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Trump Pledges to Stand With Oppressed Venezuelans, Cubans

By: Orlando Avendaño - @OrlvndoA - Sep 19, 2016, 1:05 pm
Venezuela is a country of hard working and incredible people, said the Republican candidate, Donal Trump, he also said that Venezuela was ruined by socialism (Wikimedia)
“Venezuela is a country of hard-working and incredible people,” said the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Wikimedia)

EspañolDuring a campaign event held in Miami on September 16, the GOP candidate Donald Trump put down Venezuela’s woes to socialism.

“Venezuela is a beautiful, vibrant, and resource-rich country, filled with amazing and hardworking people. But Venezuela has been run into the ground by socialists,” said the real-estate businessman during the event at the James L. Knight Center.

Before, he’d asked the audience to raise their hands if they were Venezuelans or had relatives from the South American country. “Woah, not too many,” said the Republican nominee.

“The next President of the United States must stand in solidarity with all people oppressed in our hemisphere, and I will stand with the oppressed people of Venezuela yearning to be free,” he promised.

Trump also praised Venezuelans who have had to migrate to the United States due to the crisis in their home country.

 


Trump Vowed to Undo Obama’s “Concessions” to Castro Regime

Moreover, the Republican candidate stated that he is willing to break relations with the Cuban regime, undoing President Barack Obama’s new policy toward the communist Caribbean nation.

“All of the concessions Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order — which means the next president can reverse them. And that I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands,” Trump said. “Those demands will include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people, and the freeing of political prisoners.”

“We will stand with the Cuban people in their fight against communist oppression,” Trump said in a speech that the media have categorized as an attempt to attract the Latino vote.

Source: Efecto Cocuyo, El País.

Orlando Avendaño Orlando Avendaño

Orlando Avendaño is a PanAm Post intern who resides in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studies social communication at Andrés Bello Catholic University. Follow @OrlvndoA.