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I thank Biden for the invitation to the Summit for Democracy

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Juan Guaidó, recognized by more than a hundred countries as interim president of Venezuela, thanked the president of the United States, Joe Biden, for the invitation to the Summit for Democracy to be held on December 9 and 10.

“We thank President Joe Biden and his administration for the invitation to the democracy summit. We fight to regain democracy in Venezuela by facing a dictatorship, “said Guaidó in a video posted on his account. Twitter.

He assured that this event makes clear the “global threat” posed by dictatorships, authoritarianism and populism, in addition to the need to unify the “countries of the world in defense of democratic values ​​and fundamental rights.”

He also recalled the achievements in terms of citizen union achieved from the streets with the different anti-government protests that have arisen since 2014.

«We became an immense majority expressed in the street. We bravely face a dictatorship that is being investigated by the International Criminal Court. With our vote we make it clear that we want a change. We also did it by not participating in electoral fraud, in a country where there is no rule of law, “he said.

In this context, he highlighted the shared struggle with other countries on the continent that suffer from similar situations. This is the case of Nicaragua and Cuba.

“We know that there are countries that face dictatorial and authoritarian regimes, the cause of all is to see our nations free,” he said.

On November 30, the head of US diplomacy for Latin America, Brian A. Nichols, confirmed President Biden’s invitation to Guaidó to participate in the summit.

The event will be held virtually between December 9 and 10, and will focus on three topics: defense against authoritarianism, the fight against corruption and the promotion of respect for human rights, as explained by the White House .

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