Stein warned that attempts at forceful regime change always end “in social collapse like Honduras & Libya.”
BREAKING: US regime change attempt #68 taking place NOW in #Venezuela as self-appointed "president" Guaido calls for military coup. Refugees from prior regime change disasters pouring over our borders show how regime change always ends — in social collapse like Honduras & Libya.— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) 30 апреля 2019 г.
She also noted that the civil conflict between the supporters of “self-appointed "president" Guaido” and Venezuelan President Maduro was caused by “the greed of foreign investors,” naming US President Donald Trump and US National Security Advisor John Bolton as the figures behind the coup plot.
The people of #Venezuela shouldn't be made to suffer a bloody civil war to satisfy the greed of foreign investors. Bolton & Trump have said outright: WE WANT THEIR OIL. US desperately needs a true opposition party & independent media that won’t just rubber-stamp war for profit.— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) 30 апреля 2019 г.
She also suggested that the US is “trampling international law with regime change attempts in Venezuela & deadly sanctions to starve the people into submission.”
US is trampling international law with regime change attempts in #Venezuela & deadly sanctions to starve the people into submission. In the age of nuclear weapons & an exploding arms race, the US is destroying international law at our own peril. #HandsOffVenezuela— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido urged Venezuelan civilians and servicemen earlier in the day to take to the streets to help depose legitimate President Nicolas Maduro.
Large-scale protests against Maduro began in Venezuela on January 21, shortly after he was sworn in for a new term. Guaido proclaimed himself interim leader of the country. A number of Western countries, including the United States, backed his claim. Maduro, in turn, has accused the US of trying to orchestrate a coup in order to install Guaido as its puppet. Russia, China, and a number of other countries have voiced their support for Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.