Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
Started 2 petitions
IMF - Grant Venezuela its COVID-19 Emergency Loan
We urge the IMF to reverse its decision to refuse Venezuela’s request for a $5 billion loan from the emergency fund of the Rapid Financing Instrument to help combat COVID-19 in Venezuela. This fund was set up precisely to respond to the current global pandemic. We are concerned this decision was influenced by the Trump administration’s pursuit of illegal ‘regime change’ in Venezuela. We also express our opposition to the US decision to impose an even harsher blockade on Venezuela at this time – this will deny the country vital health supplies, hit ordinary Venezuelans the most, and lead to innocent lives being lost.
Boris Johnson Give Venezuela Back Its Gold
We condemn the decision of the Bank of England to refuse to return to Venezuela billions of dollars of its gold deposited there. This echoes the decision of Donald Trump to impose tough economic sanctions on Venezuela to try to enforce unlawful regime change. The Venezuelan gold deposited in the Bank of England is the property of the Venezuelan people, not British banks. Preventing its return, like all such sanctions, only hurts the poorest in Venezuelan society. Britain should not be aiding the Trump administration in imposing sanctions and regime change. Instead it should be promoting dialogue and negotiation to reach a peaceful and longstanding settlement in Venezuela as advocated by the Mexican and other Latin American governments. We call on the British government to act honourably and make clear to the Bank of England that this gold must be returned to its rightful owners - the Venezuelan people.