AFC urges Venezuela Parliament to lift trade embargo against Guyana

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Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan
Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Alliance For Change (AFC) is urging that the Venezuelan Parliament lift the trade embargo against Guyana that was enforced by President Nicolas Maduro.

This is after Venezuela’s opposition – Democratic Union Coalition (MUD) –secured a large majority in the neighbouring nation’s midterm elections at the weekend.

The AFC, in congratulating the Opposition, “believes that it is still possible for the Maduro regime to reverse its trade embargo against Guyana, in the interest of continued good neighbourly relations.”

“These mid-term elections did not alter presidential powers, which are still in the hands of Mr. Nicolas Maduro. The AFC renews its commitment, being part of the APNU+AFC Coalition government, to working with the people of Venezuela towards closer cooperation on matters of mutual interest and benefit to our peoples,” a statement from the AFC noted on Tuesday, December 08, 2015.

The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Maduro.

Venezuela's Parliament
Venezuela’s Parliament

Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats. President Maduro has admitted defeat, recognising “these adverse results”.

It is the worst-ever defeat for the leftist movement founded by former leader Hugo Chavez in 1999. The Socialists have gained 46 seats, with another 22 yet to be declared.

Fireworks erupted over the capital, Caracas, soon after. Venezuela has been hit hard by the continuing low price of oil, its main export. It also has the continent’s highest inflation rate.

7 COMMENTS

  1. You call the people monkey now you what them to open trade. Go take a coke bottle and place it where the sun don’t shine

  2. WHAT TRADE EMBARGO IS RAMJATTAN SPEAKING ABOUT ? DOES RAMJATTAN THINK THOSE PEOPLE ARE FOOLS LIKE THE GUYANESE HE HAS BEEN CONNING FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS ? RAMJATTAN IS JUST MAKING HIMSELF AN ASS IN THE EYES OF THE VENEZUELANS .

  3. AFC urges Venezuela Parliament to lift trade embargo against Guyana::

    Leader of the AFC, cack-eye Khemraj Ramjattan should not worry too much about Venezuela and its embargo.It was not the Government of Venezuela that installed you to power in Guyana. The US installed you so you must go to the US and get all you need from the US to give Guyanese the “good life” you and PNC promised:
    You must stomp your feet on the ground and pound you fist at the US Embassy where you once lived as PPP member and demand that US take all Guyana rice and kick their US butts in if they dont pay rice farmers $9000 per bag you promised them.

  4. Oh the AFC only what happened to the other half of the body. Do I sense that it’s not going to be together???????

  5. Can some smart politician in the Government take a grip of this VP. It was not a change of Government in that country, why are he sending congratulatory message to the opposition, and more so requesting that country parliament to go against its president. I don’t think this is wise, it can make worse an already tense relation.

  6. what high level of ignorance,you are hailing the oppostion.am laughing, this is probably the dumbest government i have ever seen,when the opposition takes over Venezuela then you would understand how dumb you guys are.as for venezuela doing business with Guyana forget it.nobody those business with arrogant ignorant people,nobody those that .especally arrogant,ignorant people you cant trust

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