The violent events in the U.S. Capitol have triggered reactions at the international level, including in Latin America.
Thousands of supporters of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and caused chaotic scenes, leaving at least one dead.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza lamented the violence in a Twitter message, noting that the U.S. “is suffering the same thing that it has generated in other countries with its policies of aggression.
In fact, Venezuela denounces being a victim of the incessant interference of the Trump Administration, accusing the current tenant of the White House of seeking to generate crisis in the South American country.
From Colombia, President Ivan Duque, a close ally of Trump, rejected the insurrection of the followers of the North American leader and expressed “solidarity and support to the honorable members of Congress and all the American institutions”.
For his part, the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, condemned “the actions aimed at altering the democratic process in the United States” and condemned the “undue interference with the constitutional institutions”.
In addition, former Bolivian President Evo Morales called the protests a “self-coup,” which Trump resorted to “to stay in power.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno emphasized the need for respect for “the traditional rule of law in the US, institutionality and guarantees of due process.
On the other hand, Argentine President Alberto Fernández published a message on Twitter, in which he condemned the “outrage against Congress” and emphasized the need for a peaceful transition in the US so that the popular will is respected.
Likewise, the Organization of American States (OAS) repudiated, through a communiqué, the referred incidents, pointing out that the “exercise of force and vandalism against the institutions constitutes a serious attack against the democratic functioning”.
The European Union (EU), for its part, emphasized that “the results of the November 3 elections [in the United States] must be fully respected.
Trump is accused of inciting the aforementioned riots as a means of pressure to prevent confirmation of the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
Moreover, the chaos disrupted a joint session of Congress in which legislators and Vice President Mike Pence, who also serves as Senate president, were to certify Biden’s victory after hearing Republican objections to the presidential election results.
Congress Confirms Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States
Members of the U.S. Congress officially confirmed Thursday the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat.
Joe Biden has been officially confirmed as the 46th president of the United States, despite violent actions by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump against the Congress building.
The joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to vote on Biden’s victory was postponed for about six hours after 12 votes were cast in favor of Trump.
Congress resumed its session after the rioters were controlled by members of the National Guard and the FBI, returning to normal.
Congress issued its decision after rejecting objections filed by a small number of diehard Republicans who support Trump, to invalidate the Democratic candidate’s electoral votes in the key states of Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Shortly thereafter, Trump acknowledged his failure and promised an “orderly transition” of powers. “While I strongly disagree with the outcome of this election and the facts support me, there will be an orderly transition on January 20,” the Republican leader said in a statement.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – N/MK/NL