Venezuela has only Cuba, Nicaragua, and Bolivia as its allies. Although Spain asks the EU to explore sanctions against it, the Twenty-eight have avoided pronouncing on this and countries like Greece or Portugal have rejected this idea.
Most countries in Latin America, as well as the United States and Spain, have announced in the last hours that they will not recognize the Constituent Assembly arising from the elections held this Sunday in Venezuela, considering it is the result of a fraudulent process whose sole objective would be Perpetuate the president, Nicolas Maduro in power.
Colombia has been one of the most forceful in its criticism of the Venezuelan government. The Foreign Ministry has warned that “the installation by force of an illegitimate Constituent Assembly will lead to a rupture of democratic coexistence by destroying its republican values and deepening the polarization and confrontation that the country is experiencing.”
The US State Department has ratified its threat to sanction Venezuela so that “those who undermine democracy and deny human rights” assume their responsibility in the wave of violence in the Caribbean nation. Thus, it has assured that it will undertake “strong and fast actions against the architects of the coup, including those that participate in the National Constituent Assembly”.
“The United States is with the people of Venezuela and their constitutional representatives in their attempt to lead their country to a full and prosperous democracy,” he emphasized.
From Europe, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has announced that “Spain will not recognize a Constituent Assembly that is not the result of a broad national consensus, chosen according to democratic rules of universal, free, equal, direct and secret suffrage.”
The EU avoids making references to new sanctions against Venezuelan leaders, something Spain asked for, but Portugal or Greece have rejected