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Chaderton: US Plotting with Venezuelan Opposition for Elections

  • Chaderton noted that the U.S. uses Venezuela as a “scapegoat” and that removing the legitimate government would be the “jewel in the crown.”

    Chaderton noted that the U.S. uses Venezuela as a “scapegoat” and that removing the legitimate government would be the “jewel in the crown.” | Photo: AVN

Published 19 November 2015
Opinion

The former OAS ambassador told teleSUR that destabilization attempts are a U.S.-made and designed “conspiracy.”

Roy Chaderton Matos, Venezuela’s former ambassador to the Organization of American States, told teleSUR Thursday that the United States is conspiring with the Venezuelan opposition to destabilize the government ahead of national elections.

“(The Venezuelan opposition) are the destabilizers and all those who are involved in the conspiracy against our democracy. The ultra-rightists, the fascists in the United States and Colombia, in Chile, in Spain as well, it is an orchestrated movement … in order to pretend that they are not culprits,” he said.

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On Dec. 6 Venezuelans will vote for the National Assembly, and, claiming that government plans to commit electoral fraud, the opposition has not said that it will recognize the result, while President Nicolas Maduro said that he will respect it.

Chaderton noted that the U.S. uses Venezuela as a “scapegoat” and that removing the legitimate government would be the “jewel in the crown.”

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On recent revelations from Edward Snowden that U.S. spy agency NSA accessed the internal communications of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, the diplomat who recently stepped down as Venezuela’s U.S.-dominated OAS representative said that it was “nothing surprising.”

“The only interesting thing is the proof,” he said.

On Thursday Maduro wrote a letter of protest to the United States over the allegations of spying, and told Venezuelans that he would “review” his relationship with the U.S. The Venezuelan opposition is yet to officially comment on the revelations.

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