Venezuela’s authoritarian regime is still in power. But that hasn’t stopped the country’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó from conducting a parallel government.
Guaidó declared himself Venezuela’s legitimate president this year, and the U.S. and more than 50 other countries recognize him.
Tuesday night his ambassador to the U.S., Carlos Vecchio, visited Doral to talk with Venezuelan expats about a new website where they can register for consular services Guaidó hopes to offer them, such as new Venezuelan passports.
Vecchio also spoke with WLRN about the negotiations taking place now in Norway between the regime and the opposition over holding new presidential elections in Venezuela.
"We are saying in Norway the same thing that we have been saying publicly: the only way to resolve the Venezuelan crisis is taking Maduro out of power." Vecchio said. "I mean, it is impossible to have a fair and a transparent election with Maduro in power. That’s impossible. So we would like to have an election without Maduro in power. That’s it. If they are not willing to do that, it’s over, it’s done.”
The Venezuelan expat registry website is: www.us.embajadavenezuela.org