Venezuela rejects US statements on political transition
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry regarded the US spokesperson's statement as a "grotesque meddling of the Government of Washington," and in line with the Venezuelan right-wing
Venezuela regarded the statement as "a new and grotesque meddling of the Government of Washington in Venezuela's domestic affairs."
The ministry said that the statements are in line with the "destabilizing and corrupt Venezuelan right-wing."
"The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a Social State under the Rule of Law and Justice, with its own solid institutions, as set forth in the Constitution of 1999 based on the sovereign will of the Venezuelan people. Within the framework of the Democratic Revolution that the People's Power has been shaping for 14 years, the only possible transition is towards the Bolivarian socialism under the leadership of the revolutionary Government of Commander Hugo Chávez," the communiqué reads.
In her statements on Tuesday, Nuland said, "Should President Chávez become permanently unavailable to serve, our understanding is that the Venezuelan Constitution requires that there be an election to elect a new president."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.