In the presence of several heads of state, including Evo Morales (Bolivia), Diaz Canel (Cuba), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Nicolas Maduro promised to defend the independence and sovereignty of his country
Thursday January 10, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in on Thursday for a second six-year term at the head of a country plagued by a deep crisis, diplomatically isolated and economically flawed.
His new investiture, which was not carried out in parliament, the only institution in the hands of the opposition, is indeed considered illegitimate by part of the international community.
“I swear, on behalf of of the Venezuelan people … I swear on my life, “said Maduro, who received the presidential scarf from the president of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), affiliated to the regime, during a ceremony in Caracas.
“Nothing, no one will rob us of the Bolivarian dream,” said Maduro in his speech, while reaffirming his determination to continue defending the independence and sovereignty of his homeland.
The Organization of African States Americans (OAS), at a special session held Thursday on the situation in the South American country, declared the second mandate of Maduro illegitimate. A vote that found the support of the Haitian government buying its Venezuelan oil at a preferential price through the Petro Caribe Agreement.