the Situation in Venezuela becomes more and more precarious after the opposition leader Juan Guaidó 23. January proclaimed himself the country's legitimate president.
Venezuela is one of the world's richest countries, if you look at natural resources. The country overflows of oil, diamonds and gold, but are struggling with sky high inflation rates, deep poverty, increasing crime and unemployment, as well as the lack of medicines and basic foods. The opposition by Guaidó believe president Nicolás Maduros mismanagement is the cause of the deep economic crisis.
In July 2017 completed Maduro a contentious choice on a new grunnlovsforsamling. It had the power to change the laws, and in practice set aside the national assembly, which the opposition has controlled since elections in 2015. The united STATES has introduced sanctions against the president and branded him as a dictator.
Maduro was re-elected last year in an election the opposition boycotted.BOLIVARSK REVOLUTION: Former president Hugo Chavez, along with then-vice president Nicolas Maduro in 2012. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout Show more
Since 2015 has 2.3 million venezuelanere fled the country and inflation was in the year of 1,37 million per cent, according to the IMF.
Guaidó has received recognition from the united STATES, France, Germany and the united Kingdom as well as our neighbouring countries Sweden and Denmark, as the country's legitimate president. But Norway has so far not wanted to recognize the opposition leader.Pointing at the united STATES
the Party Red has praised the bolivarske revolution that began with socialist Hugo Chávez was the choice of president in 1998. He nasjonaliserte including large parts of the Venezuelan oil industry, and built the bolivarske revolution on the country's large and growing oil income.
the Current president Maduro took over when Chávez died in 2013, and has been president since, while the country has sunk further and further down into the deep crisis.Bjørnar Moxnes. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Dagbladet Show more
At the weekend had Red landsstyremøte and it was associated with excitement to their opinion about Venezuela and the situation in the crisis-hit country.
In the statement, which can be read in its entirety here, points to Red repeatedly on the role of the Us.
"Red is opposed to all attempts at coups and western intervention in Venezuela, and demands that the U.s. economic blockade abolished", said the statement.
"The difficult economic situation due to both domestic political conditions, which the government also has the responsibility for, and the strong foreign economic sanksjons and straffetiltakene. Sanctions and freezing of accounts has cost Venezuela 20 billion dollars in 2018. The sanctions are contributing to hunger, medisinmangel and internal polarization. The united states ' ever more aggressive policies to gain control over oil resources and achieve hegemony in Latin America, the destroys for a negotiated solution to the conflict."Warns of a new Libya
questions from the Newspaper about Maduro has democratic legitimacy after the opposition boycotted the elections last year, the answer Bjørnar Moxnes as follows:
- In a situation of economic crisis, krigstrusler from Trump and sanctions from the government against the mainly united STATES-backed opposition, was the presidential election in the year less free and democratic than the previous options. It is serious, like tilsidesettelsen of turkey. Trump and his allies ' attempt regimeskifte through sanctions and threats of invasion if not their designated man has the power, however, will only make the crisis worse and can lead to war. I note that the Norwegian government has not recognized Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president, and that folkerettsekspert Mads Harlem emphasizes that a change in a country must be in accordance with the country's constitution and national legislation, " says Moxnes to the Newspaper.
Moxnes says you now need to prevent Venezuela becoming a new Libya or Iraq.
There has been unacceptable use of violence from both parties in the conflict and we may take clear distance from. After høyresidas attempt to overthrow Chávez with the military coup in 2002, has the WikiLeaks documents proved that the united STATES continued to support the forces behind the military coup, with the goal of regimeskifte. This has led to harsh backlash from the government and a polarization that has weakened the democracy. An important contribution from the Norwegian side is to prevent Venezuela becoming a new Libya or Iraq. Therefore, the Solberg-government take a clear distance from the United states krigstrusler and the sanctions that frames a kriserammet population.conspiracy theory
Christian Tybring-gjedde (progress party), in the Foreign and forsvarskomiteen, believe Moxnes reveals himself when he time and again points out the united STATES and Trump as the culprit in Venezuelan issues.
Hugo Chavez’ socialism has pushed Venezuela towards the abyss. It refuses Moxnes to realize. It violates Moxnes’ world view till this very and he introduces therefore the classic konspirasjonsteorien about everything due to the imperialist united STATES, " says Tybring-gjedde to the Newspaper.
Frp-agent think Red and Moxnes had been asked different if it was in a different kriserammet country that the opposition arose against the power.
- Had the strike in Venezuela took place in a different country would Moxnes praised those who challenge power. It is however used by Moxnes pushing the Uk ahead of him in his argument, " says Tybring-gjedde.
Bjørnar Moxnes says that he has no need to comment on the Christian Tybring-Gjeddes statements and that they speak for themselves.Photo: Luis Robayo / AFP Show more