The President of the Republic asked the special commission created by the recently installed National Assembly to investigate the actions of the outgoing AN, led by the ultra-right, to go hand in hand with the Executive in order to carry out a thorough investigation into the looting of the heritage of the nation “stolen” by the corrupt Julio Borges gang, Leopoldo López and Juan Guaidó.
“We must investigate in depth the looting of Citgo, Monómeros, our accounts, confiscated assets and confiscated resources in international banks, this issue should receive special attention. I propose to go hand in hand with the executive towards the recovery of the country’s assets and wealth. More than 30 thousand mmm in bank accounts, to recover Monomers, Citgo and the gold dammed in London.
He assured that the so-called Boston group knows that with the recovery of that money Venezuela would experience an automatic recovery, progressively the production of barrels of crude per day could rise to 2.5 million.
“Let us think as a Nation, not with partisan thoughts, the interests of the Nation must be above anything else, the rest is resolved by the votes. … Are you thinking of inheriting a country in tatters? he asked, turning to the right, “go out and collect signatures in a year, have a form, present the candidates and win the governorships, let it be the votes that say not the war against the national economy, not sabotage,” he declared.
The president highlighted the damage caused by the blockade and the sanctions that have been requested by the Venezuelan extreme right. “The economic war and the illegal blockade against Venezuela have been brutal.”
“They sanctioned the gold, the petro, they persecuted our accounts abroad and blocked purchases of medicines and medicines for the country. Officials from the State Department threatened and sanctioned companies from other countries for having commercial relations against our country ”. He accused “imperial hawks” like John Bolton, Elliot Abrams and Donald Trump, of being behind all these attacks that are considered unilateral and illegal at the UN.
The president recalled the attack against the oil industry that was promoted in the five-year period of the outgoing AN. “Since 2015 the attack on our oil industry has had several simultaneous courses of action: Financial persecution, Operations to strip it of assets, Assault and theft of ships and Internal sabotage to produce a drop in production.”
He thanked the solidarity of OPEC and Non-OPEC partners and allies. But it was not enough because the most inhumane phase came with the dispossession that occurred to the oil industry by preventing PDVSA from being able to sell its products abroad and losing its business capacity.
We last 13 months without selling a drop of oil to the world. They do not have a callus in their hands, they do not know what it is to have a people standing up, they have the morals to raise a criticism, the Trumpist right and the outdated left, sit in the same chair of cruelty and injustice ” , said.
He reported that more than 67 billion dollars have lost US creditors as a result of the economic war and the blockade against Venezuela. “If the interests that could not be canceled and the losses caused by the loss of value of those sanctioned and blocked instruments are added, that is, the difference between the nominal value and the market value, the external creditors of the Republic, mainly the United States, have left to receive 67,000 million dollars thanks to the extremist policies of Donald Trump, “he said.