RT: ‘Attack orchestrated from Washington’: Cuba slams US for ‘meddling’ accusation on Venezuela

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has rejected US accusations that his country is “meddling” in Venezuela, and accused Washington of trying to “orchestrate” a coup to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.

      Rodriguez’ comments came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Cuban “security and intelligence thugs” of propping up Maduro’s regime in his UN Security Council speech. He called on the international community to “pick a side,”choosing between President Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president last week.

      “I categorically reject the slanderous accusations launched by the US Secretary of State against Cuba at the UN Security Council,” Rodriguez tweeted later on Saturday. “His attack on the constitutionality of Venezuela, orchestrated from Washington, is doomed to fail despite all lies.”

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      Sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy was once the envy of Latin America. Mismanagement within the nationalized oil industry, coupled with a global downturn in the price of oil, triggered a deficit crisis that the Venezuelan government attempted to fight by printing more money. The resulting hyperinflation has led to widespread food and medicine shortages, and prompted almost three million Venezuelans to flee the country. US sanctions served only to exacerbate the country’s woes.

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      Washington is most certainly supporting some kind of Coup… We’ve done this before and anyone who follows what goes on inside Venezuelan elections knows that they run them a hell of a lot more objectively than we do. International parties attest to that. And, that being said, the outcome of the election, regardless of how wonderful it is or isn’t, doesn’t give us or Canada a right to support some self-appointed official. In fact, it shows our willingness to meddle ONCE AGAIN.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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        Even RT admits that there has been mismanagement of Venezuela’s oil industry by the Maduro government. The inflation rate is ridiculous, agriculture is collapsing, and it really must suck to be an ordinary citizen there now.

        That said, it was never in the interests of the American people to slap sanctions on Venezuela, any more than it is in our interests to foment a right wing, corporatist coup after American corporate proxies failed to win at the ballot box. The only people really benefiting from this are American and European oil companies, and maybe American and European weapons manufacturers.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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