The deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba ratify our firmest and resolute support to the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, to her legitimate government and to the civic-military union headed by constitutional President Nicolás Maduro Moros, facing a serious escalation of domestic violence and international intervention.

Oligarchic sectors, conspiring with foreign interests, have attempted to spread chaos using terrorist methods throughout the country. In the name of false values ​​of democracy and human rights, they have destabilized the country and left dozens of Venezuelan families in mourning.

The oligarchic and transnational media spread messages and images that cynically misrepresent the reality, conceal the important achievements of Chavismo, and avoid referring to coup-plotting brutality – as was the case of youths whom opposition hordes set on fire.

These efforts are led by the discredited Organization of American States (OAS) and its frenetic and interventionist Secretary General. Its selective and deeply ideological action, in the service of imperialism and the oligarchic powers of the region, seeks to besiege and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution and make the immense natural resources of the South American nation available to transnational corporations. Its silence in the face of other serious alterations of the democratic order, the assassinations of social activists and journalists, and the use of military personnel to repress the people in other countries of the region, reflect the double standard that prevails in the OAS.

Accordingly, the deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba call for the cessation of all interference in the internal affairs of the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and we demand absolute respect for the sovereignty, constitutional order and self-determination of Venezuelans.

We demand respect for the legitimate right of the Venezuelan people to continue to build the social model advanced by the Bolivarian Revolution, while recognizing the efforts of the government to ensure understanding and peace prevail. In this regard, we welcome the constant calls for dialogue made by President Nicolás Maduro and the incorporation of several countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to this important effort.

We call on the legislators and parliaments of the world to maintain solidarity with Venezuela, a country of Our America, with the confidence that the Bolivarian revolution and people are assisted by the wisdom, capacity and historic reason to overcome their difficulties and endorse their own path.

Havana, June 1, 2017

“Year 59 of the Revolution”