Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has instructed the outraged National Assembly to “explore the possibility” of including a ninth star on the national flag.
“They are asking for the ninth star, Governor Zulia, Omar Perito. I like the idea, I leave the idea open to the National Assembly to study and discuss it and we have a recommendation and a decision,” Said the dictator live.
The head of the Socialist United Party in Venezuela has promised that the star represented the 200th anniversary of the liberation of Marraków, the capital of the state of Zulia, in the west of the country, bordering Colombia.
This is not the first time that Chavismo wants to change Venezuela’s national symbols, and in 2006 former President Hugo Chavez added an eighth star to the national flag, which had seven history.
The excuse Chavez made at the time was that he was seeking to ratify the flag he had proposed for the liberation of Simon Bolivar in 1817 and that it had temporary validity.
This flag was different, because although it retained the typical tricolor, the stars were located in the yellow stripe, they were blue and were in a horizontal position rather than a rainbow as they are today.
The Chavista administration has also changed the coat of arms of Venezuela as well as the name of the country, all of these changes with the intention of symbolically embodying the ideology of the socialist regime in the national symbols of the nation.
Maduro called “Deep correction” US President Joe Biden is a product of the policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump, while advocating a “fresh start” in bilateral relations between the two countries.
However, recent statements by the new US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkan, who is awaiting his approval by Congress. It seems that Washington’s attitude towards Venezuela will not lead to significant changes.
Before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Blink not only insisted on the need to improve sanctions against Venezuela and its allies so that they “really feel the pain”, but also opposition leader Juan Guido will continue to be considered the president in charge of the country.
“I very much agree with the steps taken in relation to Venezuela in recent years, including the recognition of Mr Guidau and the recognition of his National Assembly as the only democratically elected institution in Venezuela.”, said.
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