On Sunday the 19th of April the Communist Party of Malta and the Garden of Knowledge held a petition signing activity in Republic Street Valletta, in Solidarity with the people of Venezuela who are undergoing a siege from the opposition parties and are being threatened with a military invasion by the Obama Administration. Here under we are reproducing the leaflet that was distributed during the activity
The “Executive Order” signed by President Barack Hussein Obama, which declared the situation in Venezuela as an extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States”, represents an act of provocation and interference that threatens the sovereignty, the self-determination and Peace of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and all Latin America and the Caribbean.
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias was a Venezuelan politician and the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012. The time served as President Chavez was always elected in free and democratic elections. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela resulted from the outcome of a democratic referendum to amend the Venezuelan Constitution. This caused a revolutionary change in favour of the vast majority of the people, where a very high percentage of the Venezuelan population are poor while Venezuela is a very rich country.
Stability in Venezuela is being threatened by the opposition parties who refuse to admit that fair and square they lost all elections since 1999. They went as far as perpetrating a coup in 2002 which eventually was unsuccessful. Even today under the Maduro Presidency they tried another abortive coup. The United State today is left with only one option, that of a flagrant aggression against the people of Venezuela.
These attempts to destabilise and put back the clock on the popular gains and advances in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to restore the hegemony and the geostrategic control that the United States had on this region should be condemned. We urge the United States President to retrieve his Executive Order against Venezuela, and seek other roads towards peace and stability.
Secretary Communist Party of Malta