Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, accused by UN investigators of being at the origin of “possible crimes against humanity”, on Monday called on the world to fight against “hegemony” and “l 'prevail against imperialist ideas'.
Denouncing “the world of hegemony, the world of imperialism” during a speech recorded at the UN General Assembly, on the occasion of a virtual summit celebrating his 75th birthday, Nicolas Maduro insisted on the need to be “united” in the face of the pandemic.
“Venezuela defends a multipolar world, a renewed United Nations system, a system that knows how to enforce international law and protect the peoples of the world,” he stressed, criticizing the American attacks, without naming the States. United, against the World Health Organization.
“This is not the time to insult, to threaten the WHO, it is now time to unite in its favor”, he pleaded.
“The world was able to defeat fascism 75 years ago. The world will also win against those who seek to prevail on a hegemonic basis, against imperialist ideas, it will be able to defeat neofascism (…) for the construction of a new world without hegemonic power, a world belonging to the people ”, hammered the president of Venezuela whose legitimacy is no longer recognized in many countries.
Referring to the upcoming legislative elections in his country on December 6, Nicolas Maduro recalled having asked the UN Secretary General for the participation of a technical commission that could accompany this election.
The president of Venezuela is due again to make a virtual speech Wednesday before the UN, as part of the annual session of its General Assembly in which he has not physically participated since 2018.
Speaking for Cuba, the country's foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, also criticized the United States.
“On this 75th anniversary of the United Nations, multilateralism and international law are threatened by the world's greatest power. The irresponsible behavior of the United States is the most significant danger to international peace and security, ”he said.
“It seems that (the United States) are at war with the planet (…) and its inhabitants”, he lamented, criticizing the “economic, commercial and financial blockade” imposed by Washington on his country.