The Committee for International Solidarity and the Struggle for Peace (COSI) expresses its strongest condemnation and repudiation of the criminal action that US imperialism has been applying against Venezuela, especially in recent days in the context of the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic, which already affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
The U.S. government, which to date has more than 75,233 cases of coronavirus, has once again shown its criminal and genocidal nature against its own people by failing to take the measures recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent the large-scale spread of the virus. The measures taken by the US government have only been in favor of the interests of large corporations and to the detriment of the US people.
Alongside this infamous behavior, unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela have been increased, in flagrance of the call by many countries and international organizations, such as the UN. Maintaining these suffocating measures against our economy is, in practice, a continuous and systematic genocide, which has already claimed the lives of at least 40,000 Venezuelans, by perpetrators who do not respect international law.
The decision made today by the U.S. Department of Justice to incorporate various authorities of the Venezuelan government, including the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro, on the list of drug traffickers, is a new aggression against the country which must be repudiated by all peace-loving forces and those which support the inalienable right of the people to decide their future. We denounce that this action seeks to continue to build the framework of a pseudo-legality that justifies the interventionary imperialist plans against Venezuela.
We call for the mobilization of all the international peace and solidarity forces to stand with Venezuela and to express their firm condemnation of this new escalation of aggression against our country. Let us defeat the true enemy of the peoples, US and European imperialism.
The peoples of the world will be victorious!