While Venezuelans Fight for Survival, Maduro Threatens Guaido
As Venezuela collapses economically, Maduro seeks ways to remove Guaido from political life.
While thousands of Venezuelans occupy themselves with finding access to water and surviving nationwide blackouts, the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro is moving its chips to imprison the interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, by ending his parliamentary immunity.
Despite the fact that legislative immunity has never been an impediment for the regime to detain opposition leaders and deputies, on this occasion the illegitimate Chavista Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has decided to move once again against Guaidó.
In this way, Chavismo is now gunning for the president, a few days after the usurper and Chavista comptroller also disqualified him in the political sphere.
But as if that were not enough, on Monday, April 1, the dictatorship also sent armed paramilitary groups to intimidate a gathering attended by Guaidó, yet another example that the regime of Nicolás Maduro seeks to threaten the legitimate president and challenge the democratic governments of the world that have recognized Guaidó as president of Venezuela.
Although more than 50 countries support Guaido, Maduro is using all resources at his disposal to project power and authoritarianism; he enjoys the military support of Russia, while seeking to impede the opposition leaders who surround Guaidó; it seems that the dictatorship is measuring what international reactions are.
As the Maduro regime increases the persecution against Juan Guaidó, the international community that has been in charge of threatening decisive actions, only reacts with communiqués instead of issuing sanctions and increasing the pressure.
Maduro is also threatening to arrest those in his inner circle to try to intimidate him. However, Maduro has not yet achieved his imprisonment despite the threats.
Last Sunday, March 24, the regime of Nicolás Maduro added to its list a new political prisoner after accusing him of being the alleged financier of a paramilitary network. This is Juan Antonio Planchart Márquez, Juan Guaidó’s cousin, and a lawyer for the Russian oil company Rosneft. The dictatorship accused him of receiving money from abroad to finance a supposed coup or attack.
The arrest of Planchart occurred after the lawyer met with Roberto Marrero, Guaidó’s right-hand man and also a current political prisoner of the dictatorship.
European Union keeps a low profile, while America issues press releases
While Nicolás Maduro installs anti-missile batteries, continues to violate the human rights of Venezuelans, imprisons Guaidó’s closest associates, seeks to eliminate parliamentary immunity, and disqualifies him from holding public office, the European Union has preferred to delay issuing sanctions against the dictatorship.
The European Union still believes in the possibility of democratic elections; a possibility that was completely annulled after Maduro usurped power with an electoral fraud.
Venezuela needs an international military intervention, yet the world turns its back on the nation.
Democratic governments recognize Guaidó as president of Venezuela, but none agree with a military intervention; This is despite the fact that under the doctrine Responsibility to Protect and Venezuelan law, it is justified
In Venezuela, Article 187, Section 11, states that “it corresponds to the National Assembly to authorize the use of Venezuelan military missions abroad or foreign in the country.”
Venezuela is crying out for military intervention, and asking the world for help to escape the clutches of the dictatorship; it is the regime that has the weapons, and the innocent die for demanding their rights and due to the shortage of food and medicines; meanwhile, the world adheres only to sanctions and communiqués that remain on paper.
In the South American country there can not be free elections, because the electoral body is in the hands of Chavez; nor can there be justice because the Supreme Court is held hostage by the ruling party. Only the National Assembly of Venezuela remains, which has its hands tied by Maduro.