The Workers Party of Ireland strongly condemns the assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela on Saturday and sends best wishes and solidarity to the working people of Venezuela. This is further evidence of the real and active threats from the US, its regional proxies and the Venezuelan bourgeoisie which have frequently engaged in strategies, including explicit terrorist violence and open and blatant efforts at destabilisation and intervention designed to overthrow the Bolivarian government.

The Workers Party of Ireland rejects this recent criminal attack which demonstrates the increasing imperialist aggression against Venezuela.

Gerry Grainger

International Secretary

Central Executive Committee

Workers Party of Ireland

05 August 2018