The President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó called on the democratic countries to take really effective actions to fight the dictatorships that have criminally perpetuated themselves in power for years with millions of people held as hostages.
The national president pointed to the arrest of four presidential candidates in Nicaragua as a clear example of how authoritarian regimes have evolved and learned thanks to their impunity.
“We have experienced this modus operandi in Venezuela, but also in Belarus, Cuba, and other parts of the world. Ortega’s next step will be to execute the fraudulent election, without real opponents, pretending to perpetuate himself in power,” Guaidó explained.
The president also expressed his confidence that Nicaraguans will continue to mobilize and demand their rights. However, he wondered if the free world really has the tools to confront these dictatorships. “Sanctions? Are they enough? Is the Inter-American Charter on Human Rights enough? Is it applicable? Are countries willing to exercise it? This is the same in the case of the responsibility to protect, is it applicable? Dictatorships learn and innovate with perverse ends.”
Against this background, he assured, “democracy and the fighters for democracy throughout the world are obliged to prevail and adjust the pace.”
Guaidó indicated that impunity in arrests such as those experienced in Nicaragua further fuel dictatorships, bringing with it what has been experienced in countries like Venezuela and Cuba: hunger, millions of refugees, crimes against humanity, proliferation of drug trafficking, regional terrorism .
“From Venezuela we know and that is why we remain firm in the fight for the rescue of democracy, but the free world cannot be a reporter of tragedies, we must act. Rescuing democracy implies risks and sacrifices, but life is worth fighting for,” he said.
To conclude, he insisted on his call to the democratic world to unite against dictatorships that not only imply the suffering of millions of people, but also represent a threat to the region and the world.
“We call on the world to act for the dignity of the human being and for democracy,” he concluded.
La lucha por la defensa de la democracia nos llama a todos, a diario y sin distingo de fronteras.
Fuerza a nuestros hermanos de #Nicaragua.
¡Estamos juntos en esto! pic.twitter.com/PuD7Q8ZUu5
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) June 9, 2021