The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, reported today the existence of an alleged international campaign by news agencies such as AFP and EFE, which aims to spread the institutional collapse that exists in his country.
“Last week an international campaign began, maybe it does not impact the country but it does outside (…), news agencies today serve as anti-Venezuelan news agencies, as AFP, EFE, which announce the institutional collapse,” he said.
Maduro made the remarks during a meeting with Chavistas governors in Caracas after the appointment of representatives of the Citizen Power with the approval of the government´s parliamentary majority and the refusal of the opposition bloc.
The president said that during recent trips he made to Cuba and Argentina to the summit of the ALBA and Mercosur, respectively, he heard about this alleged campaign.
He assured that the opposition bloc ignored all agreements the ruling party had supposedly reached in previous days to appoint new officials with the aim of “seeking the collapse” and “reverse the progress of the country.”
He said that it is “very important” to review “the importance of having the majority of deputies in the National Assembly (AN, Parliament) in order that this type of sabotage against the country are not carried out.”