Elliot Arsfoto: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo
By the US special representative for Venezuela at U.S. Department of state Elliott Abrams was already preparing a coup in Venezuela. This in its Twitter drew the attention of the representative of the Green party of the United States, former presidential candidate Jill Stein.
According to her statement, Abrams, as Deputy national security adviser in the administration of George W. Bush, supported death squads in Latin America, were involved in the coup attempt in Venezuela in 2002, and lied to Congress on high-profile international scandal “Iran-contra”.
Earlier on 26 January on the creation of a new position announced by the head of American diplomacy Mike Pompeo. According to him, the objective of the Abrams will be “help the Venezuelan people to the full restoration of democracy and prosperity in their country.”
11 April 2002 in Venezuela, a coup took place, caused by the reforms of the new President Hugo Chavez. The result came to power, the interim government headed by Pedro Carmona of Astanga. The army did not support the change, and after 47 hours the guards without bloodshed Chavez seized the presidential Palace Miraflores, overthrowing the coup.
Mass protests began in Venezuela on January 23. During a rally in Caracas the speaker of Parliament and opposition leader Juan Guido proclaimed himself interim President, expressed support for the armed forces and intent to hold new elections. His authority was acknowledged by the President of the United States Donald trump.
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