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Montevideo, June 20th 2019 - 07:11 UTC

 

 

Guaidó invites Russia and China to change sides: “your interests will be best served”

Friday, February 1st 2019 - 10:20 UTC
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“What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” Guaido said “What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” Guaido said

Global jostling intensified on Thursday between countries that want Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in power and those trying to force him to resign, as opposition leader Juan Guaidó made overtures to his rival’s allies Russia and China.

Guaido reported he had sent communications to both powers, which are Venezuela’s top foreign creditors and support Maduro in the U.N. Security Council despite worries about the cash-strapped country’s ability to pay.

The 35-year-old leader argued that Russia and China’s interests would be best served by switching the side they back in Venezuela, an OPEC member which has the world’s largest oil reserves but is in dire financial straits.

“What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” Guaido said. “Maduro does not protect Venezuela, he doesn’t protect anyone’s investments, and he is not a good deal for those countries.”

The intense pressure is led by the United States, which along with most other countries in the Western Hemisphere recognizes Guaido as the country’s legitimate interim president, arguing that Maduro stole his second-term election.

With Venezuela in deep economic crisis, the geopolitical tussling has also drawn in Europe and Latin American nationsas well as parts of the Middle East.

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  • jlt

    Musical chairs! And there's no way the United States is going to allow Russia or China to move in and sit in their backyard like that. Something's gotta give.

    Feb 01st, 2019 - 02:45 pm 0
  • :o))

    China+Rusia [+ Hezbollah] are already in Venezuela and in control. With [or without] Maduro, with [or without] Guaidó; they are in a much better position than the rest - whether USA & Co likes it or not. After all; he is The Master of The Reality-Shows; so NO wonder The Loud-Mouth is trying to shift the world-attention! :
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/01/inf-donald-trump-confirms-us-withdrawal-nuclear-treaty

    Feb 01st, 2019 - 07:31 pm 0
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