A measure of power against Nicolas Maduro loyal team, has been set by the Donald Trump administration. The Venezuelan chief of state, who is still a representative character in his country, ordered to break diplomatic relations with the United States.
Nicolás Maduro, who is considered by one part of the international community as a “usurper” and a dictator in office since January 10, has a difficult scenario to deal with. A group of nations, including the United States, has recognized the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó, the recently sworn in as Venezuela interim president.
As a matter of fact, the actions have raised support statements with different nuances in some countries of the region, but what is now called “the dictator” has the support of other nations that endorse him as Venezuela legitimate authority.
The Venezuelan issue that since years ago stopped being domestic to become a regional concern, has shown an interesting turn when the country broke off diplomatic relations with the United States. Trump administration has ignored the 72-hour deadline granted the diplomatic delegation to leave the country.
The strong man of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and current president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, told the US diplomatic staff in Venezuela that “if there are no diplomatic relations, then there are no prerogatives whatsoever,” after the president, Nicolás Maduro, broke off relations with the Government of Donald Trump.
“Maybe the electricity goes out in that sector, the domestic gas service is not provided,” Cabello said on his program on the state television channel VTV. “Things like these could happen” at the Venezuela US Embassy in Venezuela in Caracas.
Pro-opposition political activists such as Florida’s legislator, Marcos Rubio, have set the Venezuela-United States on a checkmate situation, resting space any kind of conversations.
Diosdado Cabello said he hoped “to see if common sense prevails” and the US government realizes “that what they are doing is a terrible outburst that will affect them”.
According to Cabello, all the restrictions to the US embassy, will be “always within the legal framework”.
The United States bet on Juan Guaidó is very high and visibly launched on the “all or nothing” premise. The Secretary, Mike Pompeo, announced that he will keep his diplomatic staff in Venezuela, thus ignoring the government of Nicolás Maduro, and he urged the Venezuelan Armed Forces to protect them.
Pompeo said in a statement that Maduro, whom he called an “ex-president,” does not “have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata”.
Along those same lines, Juan Guaidó, after knowing Maduro’s decision on breaking off diplomatic relations with EE.UU, he said that he will keep them in open opposition to the Chavista leader.
“The Venezuelan State strongly wishes that you keep your diplomatic presence in our country,” according to a statement released by Guaidó on Twitter and addressed to “all Embassies present in Venezuela”.
In addition, Guaidó urged the diplomatic missions in Venezuela to “ignore any order or disposition on this regard that contradicts the firm purpose of the legitimate power of Venezuela,” in reference to Maduro’s request.