The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba energetically condemns the attack made against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros on Saturday, 4 August, during a military parade in Caracas on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian National Guard. 

This act of terrorism which aspires to ignore the will of the Venezuelan people constitutes a new desperate attempt to attain, by the route of assassination, what they have been unable to attain in numerous elections or via the 2002 coup d’état against then President Hugo Chávez, the oil coup of 2003 and the unconventional warfare waged by media campaigns, sabotage and by violent and cruel acts. 

The Revolutionary Government denounces, yet again, the operation underway against the legitimate government of Venezuela as part of the policy of the imperialist harassment aiming to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, including the arbitrary and aggressive Executive Order issued by the United States describing Venezuela as “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy” of the super-power, the unilateral economic sanctions in violation of international law, the declaration of the Secretary of State of the United States of America about the full validity of the Monroe Doctrine, its so-called military coup against the constitutional Government of Venezuela and the warning made by the US President to use “a possible military option” against it. 

On July 14 of 2017 General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz warned:

“The aggression and violence of coups against Venezuela hurt all of “Our America” and they only benefit the interests of those who persist in dividing us so that they may exercise their domination over our peoples, without a thought about generating conflicts having incalculable consequences in this region, such as those we are seeing in different parts of the world. 

“Today we alert that those who would like to overthrow the Bolivarian and Chavist Revolution by unconstitutional and violent means and by coups shall assume a serious responsibility in the eyes of history”.

The Revolutionary Government expresses its full and unshakeable solidarity with Venezuela and its unrestricted support of President Nicolás Maduro Moros and the civilian-military union of the Bolivarian and Chavist people. 

As the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez declared last July 17th within the framework of the Twenty-Fourth Sao Paulo Forum, we must: “Strengthen the conviction that fighting for Venezuela is fighting for the integration of the region, for the respect and sovereignty and independence of Our America”.

Havana, 4 August 2018