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Civil War Brews in Venezuela as Maduro Closes United Nations Human Rights Office

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17th of February, 2023. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Regional News.

Last updated: February 17, 2024 at 14:52 pm

The Maduro Regime in Venezuela, South America, has closed the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and sent the commissioner packing. The mandate of the Office in any country is to support human rights for the residents of that country and take measures to protect them against human rights abuses – something that has been rife under the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela announces its decision to suspend the activities of the Technical Advisory Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Venezuela and carry out a comprehensive review of the terms of technical cooperation described in the Letter of Understanding signed with that office in the next 30 days, which is why we request that the personnel assigned to this office leave the country within the next 72 hours, until which time they publicly rectify before the international community their colonialist, abusive nature and acts of violating the Charter of the United Nations.

Venezuelan Government – 16th of February, 2024

It is not clear what is meant by “colonist, abusive,” but it is well known that successive Chavista governments, starting from Hugo Chavez down to hopefully the last of the Chavistas, Maduro, has a strong hatred for people of pure European descent. We must examine this under the lens of Venezuela’s various wars for independence fought by the Venezuelan citizens against the Spanish Empire, and which, ironically, was supported by British volunteer soldiers. Since taking office, both Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro have rallied the Venezuelan people around the theme of “anti-imperialism.”

Nicolas Maduro has breached the Barbados Agreement forcing the US to reimpose some sanctions which were lifted on the conditions of free and fair agreements – part of the Barbados Agreement. Maduro has banned his main political rival, Maria Corina Machado, from running for office on some false and fabricated grounds – but obviously everyone sees the truth – that Maria is wildly popular with the Venezuelan people and brings new hope for Venezuela.

The Maduro Regime, a violent dictatorship, has been known to beat, kill, torture and imprison protestors, political opponents, and anyone he sees as a threat to him as he hangs on to power by a thread.

And that’s what Maduro is currently doing – hanging on by a thread to office. He keeps the military in line by overpaying right hand loyalists while severely punishing and penalizing suspected rebels and defectors. But this abuse is not likely to last forever. Venezuela’s national election is scheduled for October 2024. It is one which Maduro has little to no prospects of winning by popular vote. His only option is to rig or postpone elections, which is one of the reasons why he might be trying to start a conflict with Guyana.

For more than a decade, Nicolas Maduro has strangled the Venezuelan economy through gross mismanagement, failed economic policies, and poor international relations. It is the common people of the country who have been feeling the squeeze, and they are getting tired of it. Millions of Venezuelans have fled starvation. Many have suffered untold hardships on foreign shores. The patience of the Venezuelan people is running out. How much longer can they allow Nicolas Maduro to destroy their lives?

Sources within Venezuela told this publication that if Nicolas Maduro doesn’t facilitate free and fair elections and concede defeat this year, there will be an uprising. The people of Venezuela will take up arms and throw off this tyrannical regime for the sake of themselves and future generations.

“If there is a civil war,” one man said. “There will be a lot of suffering in the country. But the end will justify the means. How else will we bring freedom for our country, for our children? Sometimes, the only blueprint for peace is war.”

Meanwhile, Venezuelans in the diaspora are still hopeful that the US will carry out a military operation in Venezuela, arrest Maduro, and try him for crimes against humanity.

This year, 2024, will be a pivotal year for Venezuela. If Nicolas Maduro by some miracle manages to hold on to power past October, it might mean he stays there for a long time, to the detriment of the Venezuelan people and economy. But very likely, that thread by which he clings to power is about to cut.

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