The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Julio Borges, referred this Monday to what has been the plundering of Venezuelan wealth by the Cuban regime. He pointed out that at the moment Venezuela’s international reserves are lower than Cuba’s, when in 1999 Venezuela had more than three times as much reserves as Havana. He also stated that, in the midst of the current crisis, Maduro continues to finance Castroism.
“Venezuela’s international reserves today are lower than Cuba’s, when in 1999 we had more than three times the reserves of Havana. This shows the plundering of our country by Castrism and the corruption of Maduro’s dictatorship. Cuba is today one of the actors that prevents a transition in Venezuela because it intends to continue plundering Venezuela,” he said.
The interim government’s foreign policy representative explained that Maduro’s regime continues to send oil, gasoline and food to Cuba. “Maduro’s subordination to Havana is totally harmful to our country. At this time of crisis, he continues to send ships with oil, gasoline and food to subsidize Castro. They are two mutually dependent regimes,” he said.
Similarly, Borges stressed that the pressure against Cuba must continue, because in his opinion only with concrete actions against that regime and against Maduro will it be possible to advance towards the liberation of both countries. He recalled that through the Sao Paulo Forum, the alliance between Maduro, Cuba and Nicaragua has become the main focus of destabilization of democracy in the region. “The alliance between Maduro, Diaz Canel and Ortega to affect democracy in the region is already totally clear, today they are the three dictatorships that exist and are being linked to all organized crime,” he said.
Finally, he welcomed the sanctions adopted by the U.S. Treasury Department against Maduro’s regime’s front men who have benefited from the illegal exploitation of gold in the Arco Minero.