Juan Guaidó flees on foot to Colombia

The former president in charge of Venezuela assures he wants to participate in the summit on Venezuela that begins on Tuesday in the neighboring country.

The former president in charge of Venezuela until December 23, Juan Guaidó, arrived this Monday on foot to Colombia as he very well says in his social networks in "the same way that millions of Venezuelans have done before me". The Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, had raised the threats against him and some rumors placed him as a refugee in the French Embassy in Caracas, just as his partner in files and political mentor, Leopoldo López, did in the Spanish legation. After a hard dispute with his fellow opponents, the majority voted last December to dismiss him as president in charge, although he assured that the law allowed him to continue a new mandate, "until the end of Maduro's usurpation of the government".

The man who defied the Chavista dictatorship for more than four years, during which he endured insults, persecutions and threats of all kinds, is not falling only because of the lack of support from the opposition itself. He is leaving Venezuela mainly because of the lack of political support from U.S. President Joe Biden. Although from the outside, Washington continues to support the opposition and an interim government that returns democracy to the country, the truth is that since Donald Trump left the presidency, the political pressure of the Democrats on Maduro has lost strength. And it has been much weaker since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, when Washington and Paris began to grope Nicolás Maduro and Venezuelan oil as a way to alleviate the world energy crisis.

"They want to silence my voice and that is something I do not consent to," Guaidó stressed through social networks. "I have traveled to Colombia in the framework of the summit sponsored by President Petro," says Guaidó while asking to meet with international delegations. Maduro, increasingly calm and with the curtain of the international scene about to open, had organized his capture taking advantage of the anti-corruption operation launched a couple of weeks ago, which also took down Tareck el Aissami. The Chavista dictatorship wanted to present Juan Guaidó as just another corrupt person. Maduro had already said a few years ago that Guaidó would fall. So far it seems that the dictator Nicolás Maduro is winning the game and has already placed his son, Nicolasito, as the strongman running the country's economy.