Former President Osvaldo Hurtado (1981-1984) said today that “there is no democracy in Venezuela. The government of (Nicolas) Maduro is a dictatorship,” because this regime does not fit into the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which has been violated for many years, and now it is up the point of imprisoning, through judges who take orders of the Government of Venezuela, the leaders of the opposition.
When asked why the inter-American system did not act during coups of Hugo Chavez and Lucio Gutierrez, Hurtado said: “Here in Ecuador for some people it was well conspiring against Gutierrez. Several people who today govern in Ecuador conspired against Gutierrez and overthrew that government, starting with President (Rafael) Correa. I was against the “forajidos.” If they were allowed to overthrow a president why other political groups should not be, now allowed to overthrow the government of Correa. And that would seem wrong to to me, because we must overthrow Correa at the polls, there we must be defeat him.”