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Nicolas Maduro Has Violated the UN Charter

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25th of October, 2023. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: October 25, 2023 at 18:03 pm

The Maduro Regime in Venezuela has put forward a referendum which will be voted on by the people of Venezuela on December 3, 2023. Via this referendum, the Maduro Regime of Venezuela has as its objective the annexing of the Essequibo county of Guyana and issuance of Venezuelan ID cards to Guyanese residents of the Essequibo even while the border dispute is being tried at the International Court of Justice. 

Doing this without mutual agreement or even consultation with the Guyana government using threat of military force amounts to aggression and usurpation. In putting forward this referendum, Nicolas Maduro has violated the UN Charter Peace Treaty which Venezuela has agreed to.

In this context, we call on the United Nations, of which both Guyana and Venezuela are member states, to apply sanctions on the Venezuelan government, particular Nicolas Maduro, and/or apply disciplinary measures to the government of that country. 

The UN Charter, signed on June 26, 1945, is an international treaty which codifies the basic tenets of international relations from the sovereign equality of states to prohibition of the use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations. Venezuela, in its blatant attempt to usurp the Essequibo territory, has violated this treaty.

This reckless and irresponsible action of Nicolas Maduro can destabilize the Caribbean and Latin American regions and incite other nations to take sides in the conflict which could escalate into a nuclear war. 

This referendum which seeks to annex the Essequibo puts the lives, livelihoods, and properties of hundreds of thousands of Guyanese in jeopardy. This action could result in a prolonged military conflict involving devastating warfare and human rights abuse. 

We must stop this war before it starts. We must appeal to world powers, especially the United Nations, to apply sanctions and disciplinary measures to its member state, Venezuela, for this flagrant attempt to occupy the territory of Guyana through force, bullyism, and military aggression. 

We also appeal to our peace-loving Venezuelan brothers and sisters in and out of Guyana to help us stop this military invasion before it starts by signing and sharing this petition.

No matter what ethnicity or nationality you are, or where in the world you’re living, you can help us prevent a devastating and prolonged military conflict between two peaceful nations by signing and sharing this petition.

Once again, please help us prevent a military conflict between Guyana and Venezuela by signing and sharing this petition. This petition appeals to the United Nation to apply disciplinary measures to the Venezuelan Government for violating the UN Charter. Click here to read and sign…

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