The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent trumped up charges of narco-terrorism on President Nicolas Maduro and other top government officials of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Putting a price on the head of a legitimate president is a very dangerous precedent. It can only be compared to the past overthrowing of governments and assassination of leaders, including military invasions organised, sponsored and carried out by the United States in Latin America, Asia, Africa and elsewhere.
The world is currently calling for the end of blockades and sanctions imposed on some 39 countries including Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, DPRK, Syria and others to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump Administration has responded with more sanctions and other atrocities such as the accusations against the government of Venezuela for example.
Venezuela has seen their resources stolen or frozen by the financial system controlled by the United States. Billions of dollars that belong to the Venezuelan people have been blocked which could be used to purchase food, medicines and medical equipment.
The people of the world are suffering with the COVID-19 pandemic and it requires international cooperation to be able to eradicate the pandemic.
The sanctions must be lifted and these latest attempts to overthrow the legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro have to cease.
The CPA joins the international community in demanding that the economic sanctions on Venezuela be lifted and that recognition be given of the legitimate government lead by President Nicolas Maduro.
The CPA stands in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro, his government and the people of Venezuela in these difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic.
Humanity shall overcome!