Friday, 27 November 2020

Venezuela President Slams U.S. Intelligence Report

eca86bd9e0d1163d22961dTODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday rejected a recent U.S. report which predicts an outbreak of violent anti-government protests in the South American nation in 2015.

The report was presented to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday by the new director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Vincent Stewart, foreseeing a new wave of street protests by political opponents and student activists in the lead up to Venezuela’s legislative elections later this year.

“In 2015, we are expecting student groups and the political opposition to organize protests in the months prior to the legislative elections,” Stewart said in the report.

- Advertisement -

“Don’t waste your time with plots to destabilize (Venezuela). National unity will triumph here,” Caracas-based news network Telesur quoted Maduro as saying in a message directed at Stewart.

Maduro made the remarks at the Military Academy in Caracas, the capital of the oil-rich country, during an event commemorating a 1992 military rebellion led by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

The Venezuelan-U.S. relations have been particularly antagonistic recently, with U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki announcing on Monday that several Venezuelan officials would have their visas revoked for “violating basic freedoms” at home.

On Dec. 19, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act, which calls for “targeted sanctions”, such as freezing assets and denying visas to Venezuelan government officials deemed to have violated “fundamental freedoms”.

- Advertisement -



- Advertisement -
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

We understand why older people like them more now

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's new twenty rojos* bill was rolled out,...

Patient whose penis was amputated sent a loving message to his girlfriend

QCOSTARICA - A man named García, a resident of Osa, in...


Vaccination will be ‘a necessity’ for international flights, says Qantas chief

FINANCIAL TIMES - Qantas plans to insist that passengers on international flights have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before boarding its planes once any jab...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,187 new cases for Friday; concern for rise in hospitalizations

QCOSTARICA - Alone at the conference table from Casa Presidencial, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, made the rare appearance lately to provide us...

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday in protest at the approval of the budget for 2021, the highest in the...

Arrival of the vaccine against covid-19 will not replace other measures against contagion

QCOSTARICA - The pace with which COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worries some people, who fear they are not safe products. Both Leandra Abarca, coordinator...

We understand why older people like them more now

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's new twenty rojos* bill was rolled out, circulating in the country on Thursday. And though they may be flashier, made...

Traveller’s Tale: Costa Rica has reopened to travelers. Here’s what it’s like to visit

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had ever visited outside the United States. Since that first trip,...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.