Venezuela’s Maduro Warns of Trump 'Fascism,' 'White Supremacy'
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro spoke out against a resolution calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to heighten sanctions on Venezuela for alleged “human rights abuses,” warning against rising "fascism" in the White House and Europe.
The resolution, which calls on the Organization of American States, OAS, to suspend Venezuela, was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The House of Representatives is expected to review the bill in the coming weeks.
“In spite of U.S. aggressions, our people are united in saying ‘you must respect Venezuela,’” Maduro said Wednesday during a government summit in Cumana.
“We will never be anyone’s colony ever again.”
The resolution also calls on Trump to instruct federal agencies to hold Venezuelan officials accountable for alleged “violations of U.S. law.”
Moreover, it demands that the Bolivarian government decentralize its separation of powers while allowing the opposition-controlled National Assembly to pass legislation that opposes the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
Senators who drafted the controversial bill claim it’s intended to “strengthen the rule of law” while combating so-called “impunity and public corruption.” But for Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution, the proposed legislation is yet another example of U.S. hegemony in Latin America.
Speaking out against the bill and U.S. aggression against Venezuela, Maduro said he thinks things will get worse under Trump, whom he compared to German fascist leader Adolf Hitler. The Venezuelan head of state said Trump’s “racist and xenophobic” policies are “similar to those of Hitler and the fascists.”