Nicolás Maduro asks Joe Biden to “turn the page” and reestablish bilateral relations

Venezuela has not been indifferent to the new winds blowing in the United States. The arrival of Joe Biden to the White House could profoundly mark the political and economic agenda of the Caribbean country.

Cornered by the sanctions imposed by the administration of Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro says he is willing “to walk a new path of relations with the Government of Joe Biden.”

“This XXI century Bolivarian and revolutionary Venezuela is ready to turn the page and build new paths of respect, dialogue and diplomatic communication with the new United States government,” said the Venezuelan president during a public event this past week.

In recent years, the United States and the European Union have encircled the Chavista regime with a dozen sanctions. Senior Venezuelan officials are wanted by international justice and the opposition puts pressure inside and outside the country’s borders. The former president of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, continues to be recognized by more than 50 countries. However, this has not been enough to disarm Maduro’s leadership, battleship in the Miraflores presidential palace with the support of the Armed Forces.

For Giovanna de Michele, an analyst in international politics, diplomacy could be a feasible way out of the Venezuelan crisis.

“I think that the first change comes at the moment when Joe Biden recognizes that, although Nicolás Maduro may be qualified and considered by him and his cabinet as a dictator, it is he who is exercising power in Miraflores. This means that if you want to Seeking some change in the Venezuelan status quo, in the Venezuelan political system, in the order of things in Venezuela, we must necessarily find a way to approach Nicolás Maduro, to achieve some type of transaction, some type of negotiation with him. Because he is, I repeat, the one who has the power, “explained de Michele.

The pandemic adds to the endless problems that the country accumulates. Venezuela registers more than 123,000 infections and almost 1,200 deaths from COVID-19, according to official data. Figures considerably low but worrying for a country with nonexistent public services. In less than a week 3 babies died from the virus.

The government report does not add details on how the baby was infected or the circumstances of death, as happened on Monday and last Wednesday when it was learned that a four-month-old girl and another six-month-old boy lost their lives. because of this disease.