The president urged citizens to “unite the national spirit, the national determination around peace.”
President Nicolas Maduro continues his call for peace, dialogue, and the defense of Venezuela’s sovereignty during Tuesday’s 205 Annual Youth Day celebrations.
"I want peace for Venezuela, we all want peace for Venezuela, for the war drums to drift away, for the threats of military invasion to recede and for Venezuela to say with a single chorus, with one voice: We want peace! Happiness,” Maduro told the roaring crowds.
Celebrating the nation’s 205 anniversary of the Battle of La Victoria, the president urged citizens to “unite the national spirit, the national determination around peace.”
Marches traveled from the Plaza Morelos to the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas in a frenzy of flags, posters, and chants, denouncing the attempted coup d'état promoted by the United States on Jan. 23.
"When the story is written in 200 years this generation will be remembered as a brilliant generation that defended the Homeland. I'm sure,” the president said.
During the event, Maduro also discussed his impending beautification plans for Venezuela under the Bella Mission, which will focus on "converting parks, squares, public spaces into spaces for culture" for a greater inclusion of youth in this activities.
About 80 percent of Venezuelans reject any interventionist action against the South American nation, Venezuela’s Vice President for Planning Ricardo Menendez told teleSUR Tuesday.
Menendez indicated that the figure is derived from the recent study conducted by the Venezuelan Planning Institute over a period of two years.
The official said that the results of the analysis contrasts with the story the opposition has tried to write over the so-called crisis in the country.
The results of the study show 92 percent of people responded negatively to a military invasion of Venezuela and 86.5 percent rejected the financial sanctions imposed unilaterally by the U.S.