February 28, 2024

Maduro says US alliances with Latin countries are “backwards”.

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Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro with Colombian President Gustavo Pedro
Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro with Colombian President Gustavo Pedro| Photo: EFE/Mario Caicedo

Venezuela’s dictator Nicolás Maduro has said that a “new progressive wave is growing” in Latin America and the Caribbean, and that the alliances and policies proposed by the United States in relations with countries in the region offer nothing. are retrogressive”.

“The American empire is at the point of historical decline and can no longer offer anything for the benefit of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. On the contrary, all its policies are reactionary. All its alliances are reactionary”, said Maduro, during an exclusive interview with Spanish economist Alfredo Serrano, Venezuelan State Aired on channel VTV.

Maduro said he believed in the fatigue of neoliberalism as a formula, and that the “imposition of oligarchies in Latin America” ​​was “absolutely absurd”. He recalled that Venezuela had reactivated its relations with Colombia and Brazil “with great force” since the coming to power of Venezuelan dictators Gustavo Pedro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva respectively.

Given the changes in the region, Maduro expects “progress” in the evolution and “bilateral recovery” of organizations such as the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (SELAC). Political, geopolitical, economic and trade agreements relations with all countries”.

“I am very optimistic about this new wave of progress and the future of Latin America, the necessary steps towards a new Latin America, fairer, more sovereign and more egalitarian, this is the panorama that awaits us”, he said.