Despite the evident sympathies of a political sector that praises the executive order of the U.S. government against Venezuela, various opposition actors have categorically rejected the blockade that Washington intends to impose.
In an interview with private television station Globovision, former presidential candidate and leader of the right-wing Avanzada Progresista Party, Henri Falcon, warned that the White House sanctions could generate a serious crisis that, in his opinion, would affect the most needy sectors of the South American country.
No one can deny that the sanctions have aggravated the problem, since they have generated a very negative impact on food distribution, medicines, in public services that have much to do with the blockade, the opposition leader stated.
At the same time, the former governor of the state of Lara questioned the political motives of the measure, noting that instead of fostering a political change ‘the blockade does not generate a real effect against the government but on the contrary, it generates cohesion,’ he added.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the opposition organization Alternativa Uno Juntos, Rafael Curvelo, rejected the new executive order signed on August 6 by U.S. President Donald Trump, with which he intends to freeze all assets and interests owned by the Venezuelan government in U.S. territory.
‘It is a serious problem that affects us all. I am against measures like these; these are actions that do not affect officials, they directly affect the people,’ said the political leader on the La entrevista program of Union Radio.
Both Falcon and Curvelo, as well as representatives of the National Assembly (Parliament) in contempt since 2016, Melva Paredes, Manuel Texeira and Carlos Melo, agreed in indicating their support for the process of talks between the government and the opposition that has been taking place in Barbados under the mediation of Norway.