Bolivia, Russia Defend Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly

TeleSur English       Posted Mon., July 31, 2017

Bolivian President Evo Morales (pic above) congratulated Venezuela for its successful National Constituent Assembly election Sunday and its efforts to establish peace in the country Monday, criticizing right-wing Latin American countries for rejecting the assembly even before the vote.

Morales singled out Colombia, Mexico and Panama, who announced they would not recognize the results of the ANC, describing their behavior as being submissive to the United States.

“There is a democratic participation of its people to choose its constituents,” Morales said, noting that through the joint efforts of the candidates, they will be able to continue with “profound transformations” in the country.

“I would recommend Mexico and Colombia make their own Constituent Assembly … to change their capitalist system, their imperialist system,” Morales added.

“We congratulate the Venezuelan people for their democratic participation in the election of the Constituent Assembly.”

Additional international support for the Venezuelan ANC came from Russia, with Moscow advising world leaders to “restrain” and renounce “destructive” plans to pressure Venezuela.

“We hope that those members of the international community who want to reject the results of the Venezuelan elections and increase the economic pressure on Caracas, show restraint and renounce these destructive plans that can sharpen the polarization of Venezuelan society,” urged a statement from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“It is necessary to create the conditions, also external, so that the Constituent Assembly can lay the foundations for a peaceful solution to the contradictions that exist in Venezuelan society,” the note stated, adding it is important to avoid inciting further violent action.

The Council of Electoral Specialists of Latin America (CEELA) composed of former presidents and magistrates from electoral organizations throughout Latin America called on the international community to respect the will of the Venezuelan people.

According to CEELA, Venezuela’s assembly vote was a clear indication that “the Venezuelan people have made their case for peace despite threats and interventionist actions for the United States as well as their associates and allies.”

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, speaking to local TV station Teleamazonas, reiterated the Andean nation’s opposition to Washington’s sanctions and “prescriptive attitudes that dictate what a country should or should not do.”

Demonstrations were held Sunday at the Venezuelan embassies in Chile and Mexico, respectively, where local social movements and Venezuelan emigrants alike showed their support for the Constituent Assembly. Similar actions were held in London, Malmo, Sweden and other European cities.

Trade unionists from the Maritime Union of Australia and the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union took part in a Sydney rally in solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution on July 29.

Additionally, continued support was seen from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, 70 solidarity committees as well as social movements across Mexico and Central America for the Venezuelan people and their fight to safeguard democratic order and sovereignty in the country.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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