General Secretary of the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados) David Denny has strongly condemned Saturday’s apparent assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro.
Authorities in Caracas revealed that two drones packed with explosives targeted the president as he made a speech as part of celebrations marking the 81st anniversary of the National Guard. Seven members of the National Guard were hurt during the attack.
President Maduro who was not harmed during the incident, blamed some of the country’s opposition forces and Columbia for the attack.
The Colombian government has denied any involvement, saying there is “no basis” to Mr Maduro’s allegations.
In a statement, Denny described the attack as “horrendous”, charging that it was aimed at destroying Venezuela’s stability.
“[This] incident is yet another cowardly demonstration of the incessant level of attack, harassment, sabotage, destabilization and low-intensity warfare employed to destroy Venezuelan democracy and well-being.
“We are confident that once again the People and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will overcome all these threats and come out victorious, based on their Bolivarian and socialist principles of independence, sovereignty and patriotism,” he said
The Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados), Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration have urged the Mia Mottley administration and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Governments to condemn this action against president Maduro and the people of Venezuela.
Meanwhile, president Maduro said that those responsible will face “maximum punishment, and assured that he remains “ more determined than ever to follow the path of the revolution.”