Spanish – A few weeks before the referendum, the new intervention of Norway, a nation that was already involved in the management of the dialogue between the opposition and the regime of Nicolás Maduro in 2019, returns to the scene. In fact, a delegation from Norway is already in Venezuela.
A source close to the Panam Post revealed that this delegation is planning a meeting with the interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Apparently, the Venezuelan president will see them before the referendum takes place, which will start on December 5 and last until December 12.
The purpose of the meeting and the foreign assistance is focused on a very high point: to explore a negotiation with Nicolás Maduro. With the visit of the Norwegians, Guaidó could capitulate with the regime a few days before the referendum.
This initiative, which includes the United Kingdom of Norway, is taking place a few days before the legislative elections promoted by Chavismo with an aim to pulverize the current representation of the Venezuelan Parliament, which is legitimately elected and currently under the control of the opposition.
In turn, it arises after the threats made by Nicolás Maduro a week ago about the “public trials” of opponents. This was announced by the Venezuelan dictator on Friday, according to EFE news agency.
Maduro gave instructions at a televised meeting of the Great Patriotic Pole coalition of Chavista parties. He was precise and accusatory when he said that “the new National Assembly must immediately install a parliamentary super-commission to investigate all the corruption, all the deceit, all the theft by Juan Guaido… conduct a public trial with evidence in hand against Juan Guaidó and the thieves of this National Assembly.
The “witch hunt” is just around the corner. Finding this scenario ever closer, Norway’s intervention for the opposition is practically peremptory and would better explain its presence in the country.
Norway and the breath of life for the regime
The intervention of the government of the United Kingdom of Norway is a way of buying time for both political factions, while their discourses are currently marked by a severe disconnection from Venezuelan reality.
Likewise, this visit takes place after another official delegation arrived in Venezuela in July with the purpose of “understanding the situation of the Caribbean country from the political and humanitarian point of view,” which informed the opposition through a communiqué accessed by DW.
At that time, the coalition that confronts Nicolás Maduro came out to disassociate itself from any “agenda” that this foreign representation had. On that occasion, he stated, “we communicated this information to the country in order to maintain transparency, the main banner of our management towards Venezuela.”
Norway was sponsoring a dialogue process between the interim government and the opposition in 2019. The representation of Guaidó withdrew in September of said year, a month and a half after the Maduro representatives did so.
Furthermore, Norway and the European Union know that all dialogue attempts have been unsuccessful. In fact, Maduro has not wavered in his assertion that there will be no transition in Venezuela, as requested by President Guaidó. One more sign that this is a waste of time.
This nation, which today seeks to explore negotiating tables, has never condemned the human rights violations by the Nicolas Maduro regime. Nor has it criticized the humanitarian crisis that Venezuelans have been facing for more than six years, and it takes a lukewarm and languid position in the face of the crimes against humanity that are already known in the world.
Guaidó in his labyrinth
Today, Juan Guaidó walks on thin ice. With the clock ticking, the president of the National Assembly intends to confront the electoral fraud that the regime will carry out on December 6, with his so-called “referendum” for the same day.
With this initiative and its sudden change in the questions for this plebiscite, the interim government seems to be looking for a lifeline for its survival. Without the position of president of the National Assembly and without Donald Trump in the White House, the immunity that Juan Guaidó has enjoyed would disappear.
The constitutional period for which Guaidó was elected deputy ends on January 5.