The World Peace Council (WPC) condemns in the strongest way the attempt of armed mercenaries to incur by sea, on 3rd May 2020 into Venezuela. This new act of aggression constitutes one more violation of the integrity and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It reflects the goals and actions of US and EU imperialism and their partners in the region, namely the Colombian oligarchy and the reactionary forces. The evidence and proofs provided by the Venezuelan army and authorities after the successful defeat of the attempt and the arrest of the perpetrators show clearly the intention behind this action, for a violent regime change and the control of the rich energy resources of the country. It becomes obvious that imperialists, their allies and local oligarchy in Venezuela are not only sharpening their sanctions and unilateral coercive measures during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but they also do not hesitate to use military and armed provocations against the people of Venezuela.

The WPC expresses its full solidarity to the people of Venezuela and its anti-imperialist peace loving forces, particularly to our member organisation COSI Venezuela whose statement and actions we endorse.

We call upon all members and friends of the WPC to stay alerted and vigilant for possible similar actions and to denounce by all available means the imperialist aggressions, demanding the lifting of all sanctions and the blockade of Venezuela.
The internationalist and anti-imperialist solidarity amongst the peoples will prevail!

WPC Secretariat
4th May 2020


World Peace Council