The undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung, assured that the raid on the facilities of the newspaper El Nacional is not against a building or property, but against press freedom in Venezuela.
“The responsibility for this violation falls directly on the regime,” said the U.S. official.
Likewise, she stressed that in Venezuela there can be no free and fair elections as long as the dictatorship continues to carry out attacks against freedom of expression.
REGIME CONTINUES SCHEME TO ANNIHILATE THE FREE PRESS
Earlier, the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó had repudiated these actions by the dictatorship. “It was not enough for them to censor, block the access to newsprint, to purchase of media through front men, the persecution of journalists and management,” he said through his Twitter account
“That is why we must press with the international community, nobody trusts the dictatorship,” he concluded.