Attendees of Southwest Socialism Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 4 | Photo: PSL

The Party for Socialism and Liberation in the United States energetically condemns the assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s life on August 4. The PSL expresses our full solidarity with President Maduro, and with the people defending their Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We extend our solidarity with the members of the defense forces who were injured by the drone attack, and hope for their quick recovery.

The hand of U.S. imperialism is behind this attack, as clearly evidenced by Trump officials’ open calls for a military coup, but also the almost 20 years of terrorist plots, coups, economic sabotage, destabilization campaigns, sanctions and aggression. These are all part of the playbook of counterrevolution engineered in Washington DC and Langley, Virginia.

It is more urgent than ever for all people who believe in the right of self-determination and sovereignty to stand with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and demand Hands Off Venezuela, No U.S. Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean!

Brian Becker and Gloria La Riva
on behalf of the Central Committee of
The Party for Socialism and Liberation