Speaking via videoconference at the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, the Venezuelan president warned about the pretensions of imposing formulas of judicial colonialism on sovereign countries through the multilateral organization.
Maduro condemned before the United Nations the “sustained media campaign” to criminalize Venezuela, together with the coup d’état and assassination attempts, mercenary invasions and paramilitary penetration promoted from Washington, with the support of the Colombian government, he said.
The dignitary also rejected the implementation of unilateral coercive measures against his country by the United States and the international financial system, which deprived the Venezuelan State of 99 percent of its foreign currency income from exports.
These punitive actions also caused the loss of at least 30 billion dollars that are part of Venezuela’s assets abroad, the President underlined.
He recalled that the Bank of England keeps locked up 31 tons of gold from Venezuela’s international reserves, while the Novo Banco de Portugal has frozen more than one billion dollars.
Likewise, City Bank illegally transferred more than 342 million dollars from the Central Bank of Venezuela to an account of the U.S. Treasury Department; “these three financial institutions deny us the right to use resources to buy vaccines, supplies, food, to fight against Covid-19”, he denounced.