Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out about the crisis in Venezuela, saying:
‘I’m very sad at the lives that have been lost in Venezuela. The people who have died, either those on the streets, or security forces that have been attacked by people on the street – all of those lives are terrible for the loss of them’.
‘There has to be a dialogue and a process that respects the independence of the judiciary and respects the human rights of all’.
‘I condemn the violence that’s been done by any side, by all sides, in all this. Violence is not going to solve the issue’.
When asked about the Maduro government, Mr. Corbyn said:
‘The issues in Venezuela are partly structural because not enough has been done to diversify the economy away from oil’.
‘We have to recognise that there have been effective and serious attempts at reducing poverty in Venezuela, improving literacy, and improving the lives of many of the poorest people’.
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