April 19, 2014
Argentina condemns 'conspiracy,' 'public opinion manipulation' in Venezuela crisis
Buenos Aires has ratified its support and solidarity to Caracas where anti-government protests have sparked tensions and violence over the past days. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “any conspiratorial attitude” in Venezuela poses a threat “to all South American democracies.”
In his daily brief to the press at the government house, the head of ministers expressed Argentina’s “solidarity with all the democratic governments in the region.” “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, through its president Nicolás Maduro, legitimately and legally exercises its responsibility and we express our solidarity so that he meets his government objectives,” Capitanich stated blasting what he called “conspiratorial” attacks.
“Anny attitude of a conspiratorial nature or manipulation of public opinion that tend to discredit the legitimate right to exercise the government responsibility is an affront to all democracies in the region,” the official added a day after the UNASUR regional bloc firmly condemned the violent events in Venezuela, calling for the “preservation of institutions and democratic principles.”