Through a statement, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejected as insolent the statements of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, who, unaware of the matter regarding the legitimate Venezuela's claim to Essequibo, dared to express his opinion against the country.
The Chancellor of the Republic, Yván Gil, released the content of the statement, while repudiating the statements of the “corrupt and dark character” regarding “the territorial controversy over Guayana Esequiba.”
The text states that Almagro's opinion "corresponds to a shameful line of provocation that attempts to destabilize the region, dictated by ExxonMobil, and accompanied by the United States Southern Command."
He adds that Venezuela, as a sovereign country, does not accept guardianships of any kind, which is why the National Assembly convened the Popular Power to defend our historical rights over Guayana Esequiba.
He insists that the Venezuelan government does not recognize any other way to resolve the controversy than the 1966 Geneva Agreement, which is the basis for any negotiation on the issue.
The statement ends by confirming that Mr. Almagro's "hatred for Venezuela makes him once again place himself on the margins of international legality, seeking to generate an unprecedented crisis in the Caribbean."
Almagro's statements were also rthrown out by the Minister of Defense G/J Vladimir Padrigo López, who assures that the OAS official is limited to following orders from the Southern Command.
Rodríguez: Almagro demonstrates infinite subordination
The Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, criticized the servile attitude of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, of whom she said that “he does not waste a second to demonstrate to his masters in the north his infinite creeping subordination.”
He added that in addition to his “creeping” behavior, the official also demonstrates his “profound ignorance about the history of our Latin America” due to the lack of knowledge he has about Venezuela's historical claim for Guayana Esequiba.
The disastrous @ Almagro_OEA2015 He does not waste a second to demonstrate to his northern masters his infinite creeping subordination. He also does not miss the opportunity to demonstrate his profound ignorance about the history of our Latin America. Guyana's attempts to threaten Venezuela... https://t.co/BssMeRTtmb- Delcy Rodríguez (@delcyrodriguezv) November 2, 2023
“Guyana's attempts to threaten Venezuela with the discredited OAS will be met with the fierce rejection of the Venezuelan people,” the senior Venezuelan official wrote on her X (formerly Twitter) account.
“We have ample historical, legal and political reasons to defend our legitimate rights over the Essequibo,” he concluded.