In U.S., Civic Groups, Mayor, Back Constitutional Govt of President Nicolas Maduro
President Nicolas Maduro
Statement From Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. In light of recent violent events produced by the Venezuelan fascist right, the American people through various organizations, social groups , community leaders and mayors throughout the country have expressed their unqualified support for the constitutionality of President Nicolas Maduro.
The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba , issued a statement of solidarity in which he called on the United States and all governments to respect the results of the elections of December 2013.
The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations expressed their ” full solidarity with the government of President Nicolas Maduro … and is aware that the current violent opposition demonstrations are designed to promote the Maduro government’s response as repressive and extreme in order to justify imperialist intervention. “
The Alliance for Global Justice issued a statement which confirms that “With the death of President Chavez, the right has falsely believed that the strength of the Bolivarian Revolution would weaken to their advantage. They came within a couple of percentage points during the election of the presidency of an electoral victory by dressing their wolf (presidential candidate Henrique Capriles) in sheep’s clothing….. Beginning February 12, we have entered a new period in which the extreme right, unable to win democratically, seeks to win by fear, violence, subterfuge and media manipulation. They are more confident because the US government has always supported them despite their violence.”
Peaceful Actions in Support of the Revolution
Outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC a group of Americans showed their support for peace and the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro. (See the pictures of the peaceful demonstration.)February 17
As well, regional organizations in the Bay Area (San Francisco) conducted an emergency meeting to protest violent attacks by the right wing in Venezuela and to express solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela .
Organizations in Washington, DC , are calling for a demonstration outside the Organization of American States (OAS ) – to defend the Bolivarian Revolution and denounced attacks against the right wing. Also, they demand that the U.S. government stop funding opposition groups, which are responsible for the violence that has arisen in Venezuela in recent days.