The money, in particular, will go to “support human rights, civil society, and independent media,” said Carlos Vecchio, spokesman for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in the United States, in a statement.
WASHINGTON – The United States allocates $98 million to the Venezuelan opposition to “support the struggle for freedom and reconstruction of the country.” This is stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by the press service of the representative of the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido in the United States Carlos Vecchio.
“The administration of President onald Trump and the legitimate government of Venezuela led by interim President Juan Guaido signed a historic bilateral agreement under which the United States provides $98 million in support of the Venezuelan struggle for freedom and reconstruction of the country in connection with the chaos, destruction and unprecedented humanitarian crisis generated by the illegitimate regime of [Venezuelan President] Nicolas Maduro,” the document States.
Funds, in particular, will go to “support human rights, civil society, and independent media.” On Tuesday Mark Green, Director of the US Agency for international development (USAID), and Carlos Vecchio signed the agreement. Taking into account the current funds, the United States has allocated the Venezuelan opposition only recently $568 million.
Venezuela in recent years is experiencing an acute socio-economic crisis, accompanied by hyperinflation and devaluation of the national currency. According to UN estimates, more than 4 million people have left the Republic.