The Venezuelan opponent Juan Guaido thanked the US Democratic senators on Wednesday dick durbin and Peter Welch the support shown for democracy in Venezuela.
“I feel safe right now because I know that democracy has a strong ally in its voice, in its position.”, he indicated at the beginning of a meeting with both in the Senate.
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Guaidó arrived last week at Miami with the help of Department of State of USA after denouncing that he was “forced” to leave Colombia by the Government of Gustavo Petro.
After visiting this Tuesday the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washingtontoday he participated in a colloquium of the Wilson Thought Center about “The battle for democracy in Venezuelaand then went to the Capitol to meet with the senators.
“I am glad to be welcomed in the United States. I appreciate your strong voice in favor of the most vulnerable people in the country”, he told Durbin and Welch, noting that the pro-democracy movement is currently going through “a moment of struggle Venezuela and of course in Latin America”.
Durbin, president of the Senate Judiciary Committeein turn described Guaidó as “friend” and considered that it has been “extraordinarily brave to risk his life and safety for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela”.
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Guaidó’s agenda in Washington will continue on Thursday with a meeting with Republican lawmakers marco rubio, rick scott and Jim Rischwhile Friday is invited in the Center for Strategic and International Studies and you will be in the White House with representatives of the president, Joe Biden.
The opponent has ruled out seeking asylum in the United States and the various meetings held in the US capital are part of the Venezuelan opposition primaries to choose their next presidential candidate.
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