The President of Venezuela and the national Parliament, Juan Guaidó, defined the peoples who resist and face dictatorships in the world as a “resounding majority that fights for dignity and democracy.”
This was said by him during the speech he gave this Friday, February 26th, at the event “Homeland and life, art and politics united for Cuba”, organized by the European Parliament, Renew Europe and the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
“This is the moment to articulate the alliance of those that confront dictatorships today with creative policies, from the cultural activity that marks history, that marks the soul of societies, the soul of free citizens. Personally, I think that we should no longer be called opposition or dissent. We are not dissent, we are the resounding majorities in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Belarus. Those dictatorships are sustained by a thread, they are a minority.”
Guaidó thanked the invitation and also the support for the MEPs for “raising their voices in the middle of the darkness”, a gesture that he said should be highlighted.
He also mentioned that “a life without democracy and freedom is not life, it is not a life well lived,” so he invited the peoples to take action together in their struggles to be free.
“Today through this song, this cry, it is very clear that only in democracy do people live with dignity. Homeland and life. We are not oppositions that unite, we are peoples that unite because we want to be free as the voices of the San Isidro Movement do at this time. I want to make it very clear to the International Community the determined struggle of peoples to be free, not opposition, not dissent. We are the unstoppable future that fights for dignity and country.”
He finally sent a message of solidarity and support to the peoples of Belarus, Nicaragua, Uganda, Myanmar who are fighting for dignity, for homeland, democracy and life.
“We have decided to make our struggle a struggle of all, the peoples on equal terms and to be able to advance together. Today is a struggle that has no borders. Our generation will see a free continent.”