On Thursday, February 16, the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, ruled out resuming the dialogue—known as the Mexico Talks—that his government had been advancing with representatives of the Unitary Platform which includes the extremist sectors of the Venezuelan opposition. “We do not dialogue with maulas,” stated President Maduro, pointing out the breach of the agreements that had been reached at the last round of the Mexico Talks.
“We dialogue with everyone who has to dialogue. When you have a dialogue, you have to have a say,” Maduro noted. “And you also summon governments as serious as the governments of Mexico and Norway, and then you say that you don’t remember what you signed. What certainty does it give you to dialogue with people who do not comply?”
He stated that in the last round of the talks, a social agreement was signed in which it was promised to return $3.2 billion of the Venezuelan state money frozen by the United States. “And now they say they don’t have a dollar, that the US left them alone,” the president continued. “So, what guarantee does the Venezuelan government has to sit down with people who do not comply with what they promise?”
“What do you call people like that? Nobodies!” he added. “So we are not going to dialogue with nobodies.”
Extremists in hiding
President Maduro warned that, at present, the extremist sector of the opposition acts as a hidden enemy by orders of the government of the United States. “It is the strategy of the Democrats: they hide,” he explained. “They hid Guaidó; they kicked him out, he’s not good for them anymore. They burned it, to rehearse now the tactics of the invisible enemy, to disturb our achievements.”
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He reiterated that this opposition sector is under the tutelage of the United States and is currently “begging” to resume dialogue with the Venezuelan government. “The US ordered them to go to primaries and sit down with our government to discuss electoral conditions,” he commented.
The president made these comments during his participation in the 9th anniversary event of Deputy Diosdado Cabello’s TV program Con el Mazo Dando, which, on February 10, reached nine years on the air.
(Alba Ciudad) by José Manuel Blanco Díaz
Translation: Orinoco Tribune
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