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
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.