The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated that his country does “not need mediation” to get out of the crisis it’s facing and asked for an end to the “conspiracies” by the United States government to “reconquer” Latin America.
“I have a responsibility towards everything that’s happening in my country, that’s why I am the President. I accept that responsibility,” Maduro said. What Venezuela needs, he explained, is cooperation.
Last week the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, said his country was working closely with others in the region to facilitate some kind of mediation in the Venezuelan crisis. Meanwhile, the Permanent Council of the OAS resumed its debate on the matter behind closed doors after discussing it in small groups for three hours earlier in the day.
During an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Maduro said he is “absolutely” convinced that the United States wants to ‘reconquer’ Latin America and claimed there is evidence leaked by Wikileaks or Ed Snowden that proves the U.S. wanted to ‘destroy’ the late Hugo Chávez.