The destabilizing role of the U.S. in Venezuela can no longer be denied. Washington published its own report and recognized its hostile measures against Caracas.
The official document entitled “U.S. Actions on Venezuela” was published last April 24 by the U.S. State Department, days before the failed coup plot by opposition leader Juan Guaidó in the Bolivarian country, which was backed by the White House.
The fact sheet includes the “key results” of Washington’s recent policies against Caracas that include measures, both economic and diplomatic, adopted in the last two years to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.
The text was eliminated immediately after its release by the State Department after “realizing the incriminating nature of its error,” The Grayzone reported on Monday, and then claimed to have obtained a copy of the document.
According to the report, Washington praises the fact that it has been able to “substantially” reduce Caracas’ income. As a result of the measures mentioned, “Venezuela’s oil production fell to 736,000 barrels per day in March,” and “U.S. diplomatic pressure resulted in fewer markets for Venezuelan gold,” the note reads.
The document also assures that the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó, head of Venezuela’s National Assembly (NA), with an opposition majority and in contempt since 2016, has only been part of the “key results” of U.S. policies against Caracas.
He also mentions the recent decisions of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Lima Group, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) in favor of the coup leader Guaidó as a result of the “harsh political actions” of the North American country, which highlight Washington’s strong influence in these international organizations.
Despite these coup attempts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Sunday that Guaidó does not have sufficient support from Venezuelans.