January 24, 2019
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly denounces the US intervention in the internal affairs of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The recognition by the US of Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition groups in Venezuela as the president of Venezuela, is an attempt to subvert the constitutional order in that country and encourage a coup.
Nicolas Maduro was legitimately elected as the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the presidential election held on May 20th 2018. His election is an expression of the popular will as sanctioned by the Constitution of Venezuela. Election observers from various countries who oversaw these elections endorsed them as free and fair. The US has been trying to destabilise the democratically elected government of Venezuela through various means, including the imposition of inhuman economic sanctions and threatening military intervention. These are brazen acts of violation of the UN Charter.
In spite of the US openly calling armed forces to rebel against the elected government of Venezuela, the people of Venezuela and the armed forces have stood by the Maduro administration.
The CPI(M) is confident that the people of Venezuela will continue to resist all US attempts to destabilise the country and once again comprehensively defeat the coup attempt of the right-wing forces.
The CPI(M) strongly condemns the latest act of aggression of US imperialism on Venezuela and appeals to all the democratic and peace loving people worldwide to stand in solidarity with the people of Venezuela in their struggle against US interference and in defence of their sovereignty.