The Vice-president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez announced last Friday, February 6, the launch of a communication campaign to reject the unilateral coercive measures imposed by US government.

At a press conference broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), state-run TV station, the Venezuelan vice-president urged the Venezuelan people to join this campaign and reject the  unilateral coercive measures that worsen the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Venezuela, that have caused billions in losses and have prevented the country from purchasing medical supplies and food for the Venezuelan people.

“This is not a political campaign. It’s a campaign of Venezuela. All Venezuelans have to come together, mobilize and take their voice to all international bodies so that they can determine who the criminals are,” she said at the press conference held in the Simón Bolívar Press Room of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas.

Rodríguez gave instructions to the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza to take this communication campaign to international bodies to stop the “lynching” to which Venezuela is subjected by great media corporations.

“Foreign affairs minister, you have the responsibility to take this campaign overseas so that it can be understood. Lynching by the media is one of their moves. They distort what’s happening in Venezuela,” stressed Rodríguez.

At the press conference, Rodríguez also accused the US government of promoting foreign efforts that violate the international legal framework by imposing unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela to bring about an economic meltdown and topple its constitutional government by harming the Venezuelan people.

Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez, Planning Minister Ricardo Menéndez, and Ombudsman Alfredo Ruíz Angulo also attended the press conference.

In a statement published last Thursday, March 5, on the White House’s web page, the US government extended for one year the executive order that declares Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat” to the US national security.

This executive order was signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015. It has allowed the US government to impose coercive measures on Venezuela that have caused a financial damage amounting to US $ 116 billion, prevented the country from purchasing medicines, food, farming supplies, and telecommunication technology, and hampered public and private imports.

After extending this executive order, US President Donald Trump sent a message to the US Congress for approval, after which it would continue in effect beyond March 8, 2020.

Minci (Ministry of People’s Power for Communication and Information)


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela