In the Colombian border city of Cúcuta arrived first relief supplies for the suffering people of Venezuela. 100 tons of food, medicines and hygiene items, which originate from the US Agency Usaid. All that is needed on the other side of the border. But because there are two competing presidents, are these trucks for the pawn in the power struggle: Will follow the Venezuelan border guards to the call of the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó and aid into the country? Or you will obey the instructions of head of state Nicolás Maduro , the refusal of transport with the Argument that it was a hidden military intervention of the United States?
The image of the blocked border bridge is a symbol of the everyday Horror that many Venezuelans are going through. Both of the rivals for Power appear to be hell-bent a state of humanitarian emergency as a weapon. A friendly solution is not in sight, you will with any mutual provocation, less likely.
Rome shall examine the request
There's only heavenly assistance can help as Maduro and Guaidó, apparently, exceptionally, agreed. Both have asked the Pope to mediate in the conflict. According to the Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti Francis is willing to consider the requests. A precondition, however, is that both sides wanted a mediation from the outside. This is the crux of the matter. Because what you want to achieve the two, thus, contradicts itself in the approach.
Maduro appears to be trying to gain time, in order to keep themselves in Power. Guaidó emphasized that each Form must begin a dialogue with the retreat Maduro from the presidential Palace. To sit down with Maduro at the table, he again this week categorically.
it also has to do with a deep-seated Trauma of the Venezuelan Opposition. Every Time Maduro in the past few years, seemingly with their backs to the wall, he showed a sudden dialogue: after the mass protests of 2014, after the house lost parliamentary elections and the demonstrations of 2017. Each Time parts of the Opposition were, at least, on the offer of talks, and each Time Maduro has emerged the stronger for it. Guaidó wants to stay so hard. He has no other choice, if he does not want to lose the fragile restraint in their own ranks.
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the Catholic Church in Venezuela is extremely sceptical about the possibilities of a Dialogue with Maduro. You can't negotiate with him because he negate the reality completely, it is called from the ranks of the bishops ' conference. Cardinal Baltazar Porras (74), the closest Confidant of the Pope in Venezuela, recalled in an interview that to help Pope Francis in 2016, already have tried. At the end of the Vatican's intermediary had to find that he had let himself show.
Secretary of state, cardinal Pietro Parolin, wrote of 2016, a letter to Maduro, in which he formulated four conditions for the further dialogue of the Vatican: The government in Caracas had to leave at that time urgently needed humanitarian assistance into the country, and, secondly, in agreement with the Opposition to a timetable for free elections. Thirdly, the elected, and Maduro was removed and replaced by the national Assembly needed to get your skills back. And fourth, all political prisoners were released.
None of these claims have been met, according to Baltazar Porras Maduro has not responded to the letter. "How can you lead with this government, so still have a dialogue?", the cardinal asks.
"We are not beggars"
In his homily, Porras calls the believer's slightly cryptic, but clearly, the street protests against Maduro, connect. "This Regime is illegitimate." Porras is not justified by the constitutional law, he justified it with morality. With the way Maduro his Power exercise – solely through Repression. He had borne in the main to blame for a "humanitarian emergency".
From the point of view Maduros there is no crisis in Venezuela, no collapse of the health care and no starving people. "We are not beggars," he informed.
Guaidó speaks of up to 300'000 people are threatened with starvation. Whether the number is true, it is difficult to verify. Not that many Venezuelans have enough to eat. Little doubt, there is also the fact that hospitals in dying institutions have transformed. According to a study by the Central University of Venezuela died in the 40 largest hospitals in the country within one month, 49 people alone, because the power went out.
Created: 08.02.2019, 19:25 PM