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Article by Bryan Howard
January 24, 2019
Ptesident Trump has come out strong against the Socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela. Trump has placed rigorous sanctions on the country due to the human right violations that are clearly being broken by the Socialist ruler, and now is calling Nicolas Maduro an illegitimate ruler.
President Trump issued a message on Wednesday, in support of Juan Guaido, 35 as the legitimate ruler of Venezuela. Guardian was the opposition party to Maduro in the recent election and many countries around the world believe Maduro stole power in this election.
President Trump wrote,
“In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant. The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law … We encourage other Western Hemisphere governments to recognize National Assembly President Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, and we will work constructively with them in support of his efforts to restore constitutional legitimacy. We continue to hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for any threats it may pose to the safety of the Venezuelan people.”
Vice President Mike Pence called for Venezuelans to “make your voices heard,” adding, “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power.”
It is unclear if Nicolas Maduro will be overthrown by his people or if the United States and a coalition of other countries will join in the overthrow at this moment. However, the citizens are suffering from poverty and starvation and it is only a matter of time until they storm the castle.