Nicolás Maduro asks Obama to stop CIA and Pentagon attacks on Caracas
Venezuela's acting president Nicolás Maduro said that US officials may be advising Venezuelan dissenters "to withdraw from or sabotage" the presidential election to be held next April 14 in an attempt "to avoid defeat"
During his speech, the president in charge urged Obama to stop the "insane hawks" seeking to attack Venezuela.
Maduro's statement came in response to a recent declaration by Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, who said that Venezuela deserved "a free, fair, and transparent vote."
Maduro advocated the statements of director of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena, who rejected Jacobson's remarks as "a true provocation" and "meddling" in Venezuela's domestic affairs.
According to Maduro, US officials are advising Venezuelan dissenters "to withdraw from or sabotage" the presidential election to be held next April 14, in an attempt "to avoid defeat."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.