From the Santa Clara Green Party:
The US is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela to remove the twice democratically elected socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power and seize control of the country’s oil resources (the largest in the world) and gold reserves.
The US and its allies (among them Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile) have recognized Juan Guaido, the President of the National Assembly and leader of the opposition, as the legitimate acting president of Venezuela.
They imposed additional economical sanctions on Venezuela while freezing the country’s assets abroad in an effort to further destabilize the socialist regime and topple Maduro. At the same time, the EU, Canada and some Latin countries are calling for new elections and pushing the Military – that is still supporting President Maduro – to cooperate with the opposition to allow the passage of humanitarian aid.
Maduro is resisting, calling this offer and the sanctions an excuse to start an invasion. Meanwhile, the US is mobilizing its armed forces for a possible military intervention.
This scenario, now supported by the EU, follows a pattern of other coups the US has orchestrated in Latin America throughout the 20th century to overthrow democratically elected left-wing regimes and take over their natural resources: Guatemala in 1954, Brazil in 1964, Chile in 1973, Argentina in 1976, and many more.