China is a core part of the autocratic network that props up the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
By: Leopoldo López and Jianli Yang – Nov 1, 2023
Over the past week, the people of Venezuela have once again demonstrated their determination to bring about the political change they seek in the much-anticipated but highly restricted primary election to choose an opposition candidate to run against the country’s socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro. Maduro’s regime is the main cause of the constant hunger in and massive exodus from this once prosperous and democratic South American nation. Amid the many atrocities recently perpetrated by dictators and terrorists around the world, Venezuelans’ belief in and passion for democracy is truly encouraging.
María Corina Machado, the winner of the opposition primary, told her supporters at a rally last Sunday, “Today, we’ve unleashed a very powerful force. Today, we’ve shown ourselves what we’re capable of doing.”
In a social media post, the courageous Machado added, “This is not the end, but it is the beginning of the end.” However, all stakeholders in the long-sought political change in this South American country must understand that the most important thing right now is to ensure that this does not turn out to be the end of the beginning.
Already, the Maduro regime has dismissed the primary vote as illegal, and prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the organizers on charges including fraud and… [Continue Reading]