Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Imperial War on Venezuelan Democracy
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Sunday’s National Constituent Assembly election “is the most important (one) in the (nation’s) political system because we are electing the sovereign constituent body…that is above all others, the maximum political authority,” President Nicolas Maduro explained in a nationally televised address.
He blasted US-supported fascist opposition elements, aiming to obstruct the constitutional process, adding:
“They believed that in this way they were going to intimidate the people of Venezuela, but they were wrong, because there has not been a more joyous electoral campaign.”
Attempted outreach for national dialogue with opposition forces accomplished nothing. They want confrontation, not conciliation.
The Trump administration promised “strong and swift economic actions” if Sunday’s democrati
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