Carlos Vecchio, Ambassador of the interim government of Juan Guaidó in Washington, explained in a public letter the reason why the Nicolás Maduro regime vetoed him in the negotiations to the point of wrecking the dialogue process if he did not withdraw from the opposition delegation in Mexico .
When the meeting began on August 13 at the Anthropological Museum of Mexico City, the process almost aborted because Chavismo did not want Ambassador Vecchio to participate in the negotiations without giving explanations. To continue the meetings, the opposition delegation replaced him with Freddy guevara.
«My actions in favor of the freedom of Venezuela have greatly annoyed the dictator, therefore, once again, as he has done in all previous negotiation processes, he has asked for this veto so that he does not join the delegation of the Democratic Platform Unitary that attends the negotiation process in Mexico, to the point of paralyzing the process, “Vecchio clarifies.
In his letter he affirms that they do not believe “in a mirage of solution, but in a real solution to put an end to so much pain and suffering. Thereal solution for Venezuela it will only happen with the rescue of democracy through fair, free and transparent presidential elections. Today there are no conditions for any electoral process in Venezuela.
Maduro’s “elections” tailored “have brought us into today’s social, political and humanitarian crisis. The dictatorship has never had any qualms about threatening, blackmailing and lying. He has done it in all previous negotiation processes and he does it in this one as well. Given this, the Unitary Democratic Platform must remain firm and united, “he recommended.
He also appealed to the kingdom of Norway “do not allow the continuation of these blackmails, do not allow the dictatorship to mock Venezuelans once more. The credibility of the Kingdom of Norway is also at stake. Provide a real solution to the crisis. If that attitude persists, the facilitators of the negotiation in Mexico will hardly have the desired results and, unfortunately, Venezuelans will pay the consequences again. The real solution is in itself more important than the negotiation mechanism. ‘
Russia and Holland
Gerardo Blyde, head of the opposition delegation that negotiates with the Nicolás Maduro regime, declared to the press this Saturday before entering the negotiating table with the Chavista representatives.
“We try to close early agreements in order to find solutions to alleviate the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is suffering,” he said at the outset.
He acknowledged that the dialogue process is “hard and complex,” he said, thanking the Kingdom of Norway for mediation and Mexico’s facilitation.
Two countries such as Russia and the Netherlands serve as international accompaniment although many more countries could join according to the invitations that the Norwegian mediator has issued since August 13 when the meetings began.
The lawyer and former mayor of Baruta, Blyde, testified before starting the meeting held in a hotel in the Mexican capital. “The declaration of this process is a conquest of the Venezuelan people who are waiting to return to democracy.”
“We came to work and we are working to produce agreements for the country on humanitarian emergencies, because we are facing the worst it has suffered in its Republican history. The early agreements, hopefully we can start announcing them soon. We work hard to make it happen, “he said.
He recalled that the process has cost many hours and months of preparation. Various social sectors have participated in the elaboration of the agenda and have contributed ideas.
“From Mexico, during the negotiation session for an Agreement for Venezuela, the Unitary Platform reiterates to the country that the objective of this process is to seek relief from the humanitarian crisis and build the path back to institutions and democracy,” Blyde stressed. .
Return on September 6
“These agreements will seek to lessen the crisis, but it has very serious underlying problems, of a model that failed in Venezuela and that does not recognize the democratic and constitutional order of the country. Only with the rescue of the institutionality will we solve the serious economic problems »,
In his opinion, it would be impossible to solve the underlying problems with early agreements, since the crisis is related to the insistence of the Chavista rulers on an economic model that has not worked and, to modify it, the country must be reinstitutionalized.
He pointed out that with clear rules, constitutional order and the work of independent institutions are vital to recover the country’s economy. He said that with some early agreements that could begin to be executed before the end of the talks.
Today, Sunday, the meetings will continue and on Monday, September 6, he is scheduled to return to Caracas.