Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Venezuela expels three US diplomats due to sabotage
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expelled three U.S. diplomats for their alleged involvement in acts of sabotage to destabilize the South American country.Kelly Keiderling, who is the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela as the charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Elizabeth Hunderland and David Mutt "have 48 hours to leave the country," President Maduro said in an activity in western state of Falcon."Get out of Venezuela. Yankee go home. Enough abuses already against a homeland that wants peace. get out of here. We will not allow an imperial Government to come and bring money and see they bring basic companies to a standstill, how they cut power to turn Venezuela off," he said in remarks broadcast on state-run VTV.
The Venezuelan President said he has evidence that involve the U.S. Embassy officials in Caracas in acts to sabotage the country's economy and electrical sector.Assuming the responsibility for expelling the officials, Maduro said new actions will be taken to "defend the Venezuelan people's dignity and peace."The President said he will request justice institutions to act before those who connived with the U.S. Officials, particularly active in southern areas of the country, as in Bolivar state.The officials have met with opposition union and political leaders in Venezuela, Maduro said, specifically from political party Primero Justicia "and others who wear red hats (of the revolution) and stab the homeland in the back. Pay attention to see how they sabotage Sidor, aluminum companies and the electrical system.In this connection, The President urged people and Bolivarian National Armed Force to be on the alert. "Nobody should never agree to break the oath to the homeland, never, comrades of our heroic Armed Force. Arms of the Republic are aimed at defending independence and people's integrity, to defend us from empires that would attack us, to protect people. This Armed Force will never be the Cerberus of the bourgeoisie."
Independence continues Commemorating 200 years since the pro-independence Battle of Barbula, in Falcon state, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said "the struggle of 200 years remains untouched." Two models were faced 200 years ago, Maduro said: an imperial model of a racist and murderer army that despised the population, but which was halted by the strength of the other army with new values of respect to the population, "people became army and Republic was made in arms."
"We were born that way 200 years ago and that is the eternal, republican, anti-imperialist, anti-oligarch mark that rescued commander Hugo Chavez for history and those are the values we have to preserve," Maduro said.