December 20, 2014
Venezuela destabilized in 'soft coup' attempt
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reaffirmed Argentina’s support to the “democratic” government of Venezuela as she denounced an attempt of “soft coup” that seeks to destabilize the Caribbean country.
“I make this clear. I am not here to defend Venezuela, or President Nicolás Maduro. I am here to defend a country’s democratic system just like we have done with Bolivia, Ecuador or with any other country in the region no matter if they are from the left, from the right,” the head of state said during her address to Congress on Saturday to inaugurate a new period of sessions.
“Democracy is to respect supremely the will of people and that is what we have to do because it is directly tied to peace and life,” CFK added as she referred to the events that have plunged Venezuela into death and violence over the past weeks.
Ms. Kirchner’s made the comments following a press conference Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua held in Beunos Aires City earlier this week joined by his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman, in which he denounced the “political nature” of the protests still ravaging the South American nation.