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COMMUNIQUÉ BY THE ALBA-PTA REJECTING THE AGGRESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE

The Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-PTA) express their strong rejection to the current interventionist actions of the Government of the United States of America against the People and Bolivarian Government of Venezuela through the promotion of the so-called “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014.”

That “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014” is a smokescreen that paves again the way to destabilization in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, opening the gates to an unconstitutional move against the legal and legitimately elected Government of President Nicolas Maduro Moros.

It becomes quite clear once again how the political and economic power of the North-American far right uses its strength and its government to attack the sovereign and independent peoples of our America.

The intended sanctions of the United States against officials of a sovereign country are surprising and immoral just when the Senate Intelligence Committee of the Congress of the United States itself has just found what was standard practice by military and security authorities of that country, this is, the application of brutal tortures against unlawfully and arbitrarily detained suspects, in ghost prisons around the world, and at times when police violence against Afro-American people is a common practice in that country.

It calls our attention that the arguments supporting the proposed application of sanctions against Venezuelan officials are linked more to supposed economic management reasons than to verifiable Human Rights violation events. Additionally, it is absurd that the information sources used by the promoters of such aggression against Venezuela are local and international non-governmental organizations financed by the United States or by right-wing organizations from its allied countries. 

The Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-PTA) want to emphasize that they will not allow the use of old practices already implemented in countries of the region, aimed at promoting a change of political regime just as was the case in Northern Africa and in countries of the Middle East. In this sense, they express their absolute support to and solidarity with the people and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-PTA) strongly express that any aggression whatsoever, whether of legal, economic or political nature, against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be assessed as an aggression to all and every member country. Therefore, we reserve the right to implement the measures that may be required to defend our sovereignty.
 
Caracas, 10 December 2014

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