Trinidad and Tobago congratulates President Maduro and the Venezuelan people

This Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, offered congratulations to President Nicolás Maduro, following his election on the 14 April, whilst also reiterating her intention to strengthen the relations between the two nations.   “The victory of Mr. Maduro is evidence of the trust that the Venezuelan people have placed in…

Palestine’s Foreign Minister Pledges Full Support for Maduro in Caracas

The Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riad Malki, [has] pledged Palestine’s full recognition and support for the newly elected Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, on behalf of President Mahmud Abás. “I bring the warmest congratulations from the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmud Abás, the people of Palestine and myself, as well as full recognition and support…

French & Portuguese governments recognise Nicolás Maduro as newly elected President & ask for respect for Venezuelan institutions

The government of Francois Hollande recognised Nicolás Maduro’s victory in the presidential elections held on Sunday, taking note of the proclamation made by the National Electoral Council, as the “competent authority in this area.” The statement, issued by Philippe Lalliot, spokesperson for the French Foreign Office, referred to the recent acts of violence by some…

Lula congratulates Maduro & calls for an end to US interference in Venezuela

The ex-president of Brazil and left leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, [has] rejected the United States government’s interference in Venezuela, [through] seeking, as the anti-chavista candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded, the recount of the votes of the presidential elections held last Sunday. “When you are president there are things that you can’t say, for…

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rules Out Possibility of Fraud

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua Milano said Tuesday that there are no aspects of last Sunday’s election that could be used make claims of fraud, nor any alterations in the results released by the National Electoral Council (CNE). He spoke during a meeting with the diplomatic community in Venezuela , where he detailed attacks on…

President Maduro Warns re: New Attacks by Right-wing Groups

Venezuelan President-Elect Nicolás Maduro [has warned] that right-wing sectors are preparing violent groups to perpetrate more attacks. “We have information that right-wing sectors are making groups of people with red shirts to simulate attacks.” he informed in his Twitter account @NicolasMaduro. In a second Twitter message, Maduro ordered the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (SEBIN)…

International Transport Workers Federation statement on Venezuelan elections

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing around 700 unions with over 4.5 million members in some 150 countries, today called for the democratic electoral processes in Venezuela to be respected. The ITF welcomed the election on 14 April of Nicholas Maduro Moros, former leader of the ITF affiliated SITRAMECA trade union, who has already…

Message from Venezuelan Women’s Leader on Importance of our Solidarity!

“Thanks comrades for the solidarity you have shown with our people, their revolution, Hugo Chávez and President Nicolas Maduro. Today more than ever, when [reactionary] forces … once again attack the will of the people, by not recognizing the victory of President Maduro, and once again attempting, as on the 11 April 2002, to destabilize…

“The Government of Spain expresses it’s hope that within the framework of the Constitution, all political figures will act with responsibility & respect for the institutions

Statement from Government of Spain: “As all constitutional and legal procedures have been carried out, the Government of Spain respects the proclamation by the National Electoral Council of Nicolas Maduro Moros as the elected President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.” “The Government of Spain expresses it’s hope that within the framework of the Constitution,…

Workers Party of Brazil congratulates Maduro for electoral victory

The Workers’ Party (PT) of Brazil sent a congratulatory message to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, who won in Sunday’s elections. In a statement, the PT, the political party of President Dilma Rousseff and former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, said: “We join many voices around the world who have publicly recognized the…