Fearing the possibility of facing sanctions in the OAS, the regime of Nicolás Maduro is trying to resuscitate the dialogue with the opposition, this time trying to convince the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, to bet his personal reputation in resurrecting the Discredited process.
Sources close to the situation told the Conspiracy Talk that the Bolivarian regime has been trying to convince the newly appointed Colombian Nobel Peace Prize winner to sponsor the dialogue, following the failure of the process previously driven by former presidents Leonel Fernandez and Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
“There is a move to get President Santos to start talks, considering that he has a Nobel Prize giving enough prestige to rescue him,” said one of the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Another source said that the Bolivarian government maintained hopes that the reactivation of talks could stop the efforts made by the Organization of American States to apply the Inter-American Democratic Charter to the oil country at a time when the organization’s Executive Secretary, Luis Almagro, is preparing a new report much more shocking about the collapse of democracy in Venezuela.
“The resumption of dialogue with the opposition would be used as a shield by the regime and a convenient excuse by some member countries of the OAS not to activate the democratic charter”, the source explained to CTN News
Consulted about the proposal, Colombian Foreign Ministry did not respond in time to contribute in this report, but the Foreign Minister, María Ángela Holguín, had pronounced days before in favor of the process.
“We believe in the dialogue in Venezuela, we are convinced that they themselves have to find their way out,” the foreign minister said last week when announcing that Rodríguez Zapatero would travel in a few days to Bogota.
“President Santos has invited Rodríguez Zapatero to go to Colombia and tell a bit more about how the situation is in Venezuela,” Holguin said from Madrid at an event organized by the New Economy Forum.
Even though some opposition parties have been willing to negotiate with the regime and some leaders even willing to do so secretly, the vast majority of Venezuelans who want a change of government feel that the process has only been used by Maduro to Deactivate protest demonstrations and prevent the Organization of American States from activating the Inter-American Democratic Charter.