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Still waiting for this stupid game to play out.
America doesn't give a shit about people in other countries, Americans do,
but not America.
Political Scientist: Guaido's Gov't Exists Only in Social Networks and
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07:41 08.03.2019(updated 07:42 08.03.2019) Get short URL
The government of the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido,
can be called elusive: everyone talks about it, but no one can prove that
it really exists, that's what political scientist and Latin American
relations expert Arantxa Tirado told Sputnik.
Tirado lived in Venezuela in 2011 and since returning to her native Spain,
she has been back to Venezuela four times and has had strong ties to the
country for the last 15 years.
During her last trip in February of this year, Tirado admitted that she
felt how the economic blockade and crisis had hit the people of Venezuela,
so the atmosphere was different from what she was used to.
In this photo released by Colombia's presidential press office, Venezuelan
opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of
Venezuela, is escorted by Air Force Gen. Luis Carlos Cordoba, right, and
Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo during a welcome
ceremony for him at the military airport in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Feb.
© AP Photo / Colombian presidential press office / Efrain Herrera
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There was hyperinflation and she faced difficulties when buying certain
products outside the CLAP (Local Committees for Supply and Production)
programme, through which the government guarantees priority foods and
products for the people.
"In addition, there was the threat of a military invasion and aggression
by the self-proclaimed President Guaido and his government, which I, of
course, didn't come about on any of the streets of Caracas, and that
constantly created tension," Tirado said.
According to the political scientist, she expected that upon arrival she
would find barricades at every corner, as in 2017. That is how the
situation was described by the Spanish media. However, it is completely at
odds with reality. The United States wasn't able to play out the desired
"In another country it would be unthinkable for someone to declare himself
president, call for military intervention, undermine constitutional order,
call the legitimate president an usurper, go on an international tour of
third countries whose presidents support the siege of the Venezuelan
border, which occurred on February 23 in Cucuta, and return," the expert
Tirado stressed that we must not respond to White House National Security
Adviser John Bolton's provocations, he said that attempts to prevent the
return of Guaido to Venezuela would be met with "a strong and significant
response" from the United States.
"Bolton is sending this message to justify possible US actions. In
Guaido's place, I would be more worried about my supposed allies, and not
about the Venezuelan government, because perhaps these allies are more
interested in sacrificing their pawn Guaido, to move on to the next
scenario, since this one has already failed."
Tirado is certain that everything that happens with Venezuela "is part of
a well-planned fourth-generation war".
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As for the countries that have decided to recognise Guaido as the
President of Venezuela, the political scientist notes that there are
people in the world who are giving in to pressure from the United States,
consciously or unconsciously.
"I don't know what's right out of this for Spain because sometimes I get
the impression that they don't understand anything and sometimes they
understand too much," she said, citing what happened a few weeks ago as an
example when Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell criticized Guaido's
When asked whether he recognized the representative of Guaido in Spain,
Josep Borrell said: "To whom did he declare [that he is president]? What,
did he just go out on a square and declare it, or how did it happen?"
Tirado believes that this humorous remark is not very typical for the
Spanish Foreign Minister, while commenting on the actions of another
government. In her opinion, it is obvious that Borrell is amused by this
situation, and neither he nor the Spanish government believes in Guaido as
the president. But since the US gave instructions to recognise him, they
According to the political scientist, recognition of Guaido as president
by Spain is not a very sensible step, "because if the US gets to the
Venezuelan oil, then the Spanish oil company Repsol, which is in the
Orinoco oil belt, may suffer." It is highly likely that Spain will not
like the new division of resources by the United States.
Speaking of humanitarian aid, Arantxa Tirado quotes geopolitical expert
and a Spanish army colonel serving in a reserve capacity, Pedro Baños,
who said that "in reality, humanitarian aid is of no interest to Guaido,
and it's all a play for the international media."
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido
© REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez
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"The government of Guaido exists only in social networks and in the media,
and even less and less, because even on Spanish television he's not called
an interim president, but as the chairman of the National Assembly and the
self-proclaimed interim president. In other words, they do not recognize
his self-proclaimed post," Tirado emphasized.
She believes that there is more proof that all this is a farce, which is
the fact that part of this humanitarian aid was already in Caracas, but
delivery was planned only after a coup d'état.
"If they [Guaido and the countries that support him] really believe that
the people of Venezuela are dying of hunger and in need of humanitarian
aid, then you need to see what products it's made up of. I watched USAID
footage and saw toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. All of it is not food, and
all of this is already sold in Caracas, as proved by the American
journalist Max Blumenthal in a video that he shot."
According to Tirado, this is about a psychological military operation with
the aim to show the world that the Maduro government does not want
humanitarian aid to enter the country and that it sets fire to trucks
[with aid], "which, as we know, were set on fire by the opposition, not
the Maduro government".
"The scenario of the humanitarian crisis was artificially invented and not
based on the problems that Venezuela is facing, something I have never
denied. There are some economic problems, there is the problem of
hyperinflation, but this does not automatically develop into a
humanitarian crisis. Because if we are talking about a humanitarian crisis
in Venezuela, then why is it not in Argentina?" — the political
"Last November, I saw people in Argentina, whole families sleeping on the
streets, and no one talks about the need to interfere in Argentina's
affairs. And I'm not even talking about the Central America countries.
Migrants are fleeing Central America, people literally risk their lives
passing through Mexico, where drug mafia, kidnapping, sexual slavery, and
the rape of migrants is flourishing, and no one says anything! " —
Tirado exclaimed, expressing her outrage.
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Meanwhile, the president of Honduras allows loads of so-called
humanitarian aid to be sent to Venezuela, although he himself is in charge
of one of the poorest countries in Latin America, the Spanish expert
reminded, who has no doubt that Venezuela is facing a difficult economic
situation but is no worse than in the neighbouring states to which no
humanitarian aid is being sent.
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