Canada condemns Maduro regime’s actions against interim president Juan Guaidó

Statement

March 28, 2019 - New York City, New York - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns the illegitimate Maduro regime’s decision to strip interim president Juan Guaidó of the right to hold public office for 15 years.

“Such efforts to sideline the widely and internationally recognized interim president of Venezuela further demonstrate Maduro’s contempt for democracy and the constitutional rights of Venezuelans. Given the regime’s illegitimacy, such an arbitrary decision has no basis in law and Canada does not recognize this declaration by the Maduro regime.

“Canada will keep working with the Lima Group and our international partners as we continue to call for an urgent and peaceful resolution to the crisis in Venezuela.”

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Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Adam.Austen@international.gc.ca

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