María Corina Machado the next President of A Free and Respected Venezuela
POSTED ON DECEMBER 4, 2014 BY VENTE VENEZUELA IN PRESS RELEASES
Nicolas Maduro represents chaos and the past, says Maria Corina Machado
Translated to english by Panama Jack Editor of the Panama Visitors Guide
The leading Presidential Candidate for President of Venezuela thanked students, trustees, members, political leaders and churches “for their support and understanding, despite his anguish”
(Caracas. 12/04/2014) After being charged for the crime of “conspiracy”, Deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela María Corina Machado at noon announced Thursday that “now comes is the transition to democracy in peace. ” To do this, she said, the resignation of Nicolas Maduro is a must.
“Now what is coming is the transition to democracy and peace. And this conviction was strengthened yesterday when I was sitting at the court that follows instructions from Havana made by Miraflores, in order to crush the Venezuelan people, “She said at a press conference at the headquarters of the political movement led, Vente Venezuela.
“Maduro and his regime are defeated. At the time, President Chavez managed to sell several myths, including two: inward the country, Venezuelans, that his departure would represent a return to the past and out to the international community that his departure would represent chaos. Nicolas Maduro has been commissioned to demolish both myths, because Maduro is chaos and is the past, “explained the opposition leader María Corina Machado.
According to Machado, Nicolas Maduro represents chaos, since the country is plunged into lawlessness. “The violence is unleashed: the two murders of Thursday, there are more than 200 policemen killed this year in Caracas, Aragua and Carabobo. Salaries are at a poverty level, the Venezuelan minimum monthly wage is less than $ 35: That is one dollar a day when Venezuela has just experienced the largest oil boom in our history “, Where did the money disappear to? And why don’t the people of Venezuela get to share in the wealth that has come from oil.
Thus, Maduro is also the past, because it is directly responsible for this tragedy and destruction of 15 years. “The vast majority of the country wants a deep and urgent change, and knows that Maduro neither wants nor can switch to an economy that shares with the Venezuelan people.
María Corina Machado thanked the students, union leaders, fellow parliamentarians, political leaders, churches (especially the Cardinal Urosa), “for their support and understanding, despite his anguish” .
“The regime believed that the repression and persecution would divide the people of Venezuela. But yesterday the people demonstrated that these attacks only unite and strengthen democratic forces. I thank the Venezuelan people, citizens, their support and confidence in this hour, “She explained.
María Corina Machado confirmed that her only option is to fight. “I do not give if none is given,” She said. She called on all Venezuelans to fight civilly and peacefully because the transition to democracy is already underway.
At the press conference, attorney Thomas Arias explained the legal process that lies María Corina Machado. He said that is a recurring practice of Public Prosecutions is to have open political dissent investigations, “to shut in the complaint against the regime. In the case of María Corina is clear that she will not give up “.
Tomás Arias also said Wednesday, the defense asked the Public Ministry Machado a series of steps to demonstrate the falsity of the allegations against Machado. First, evidence of Google, to report that with which the deputy is linked are completely false.
Most of the headlines coming out of Venezuela have to do with the country’s precarious economic situation, largely the result of plunging oil prices. But it should be remembered that there is an intense political struggle going on within the country as well — one that has the power to destabilize it entirely.
Here’s a reminder: Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado has been accused of treason and trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. It is a crime punishable by 8-16 years in prison.
A former legislator, Machado rose to prominence as an opposition leader at the beginning of the year, when political strife rocked Venezuela and hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets.
At that time, former Mayor Leopoldo Lopez was the opposition figure who had the world’s attention. The Harvard-educated activist turned himself in to Maduro’s administration in February to cool tensions, and has been in prison ever since. According to reports, his prison guards throw excrement against his jail cell.
Lopez’s absence left an opening that Machado and a number of opposition leaders have been trying to fill, but since this spring, the government has been better at quelling dissent.
Enter the slide in oil prices. Oil makes up 95% of Venezuela’s exports and over 60% of the country’s revenue. As the price of the commodity plummeted, traders told Business Insider that default was the only possible ending.
Venezuela lobbied its OPEC peers hard for a slowdown in oil production to prop up the price, but to no avail. Now it’s burning through cash at an alarming rate — some of which was loaned to Venezuela by the Chinese in exchange for oil.
Something has to give. The country has been spending more money than it brings in for years in an attempt to maintain social programs that date back to the administration of President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. Its fiscal deficit is at 17% of annual economic output.
Another drain on the economy is Venezuela’s Petrocaribe program, which “sells” oil to the country’s Caribbean and Latin American allies at stunningly low rates. The country’s foreign minister has promised that the program will continue as is. Nonetheless, Venezuela sold some debt the Dominican Republic owes it to Goldman Sachs, according to Bloomberg, so even some of those agreements may be subject to change.
What all this means taken together is simply that Maduro is under an insane amount of pressure. His approval rating is at an all-time low of 24.5%, according to the Wall Street Journal. We can expect more desperate moves — more finger pointing, more scapegoating — to come along with more dissent. And it won’t be pretty.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/maria-corina-machado-charged-with-treason-2014-12#ixzz3L14eMYJI