Mr. John Kerry,
The Venezuelan people are deeply grateful for the support given to us in these
difficult times that our country is facing. The citizens of Venezuela are
struggling for their right to live in democracy and freedom. The Venezuelan
people are fighting for country that is rightfully theirs.
Throughout this painful struggle, many have been killed due to armed
groups that the Madura and his government have formed. They use violence to
instill fear in the Venezuelan population even though these young students are
protesting peacefully without weapons. Instead they are armed with hope and the
desire to choose their own destiny.
The deep appreciation of Venezuelans must be accompanied with a personal
question. What should the most powerful country in the world, one that
represents democracy and freedom, do when an illegitimate authority takes over
Venezuela? What can the United States do in order to help the youth in this
country. This undemocratic power steals the country's resource for their own
financial and economic benefits. Through this they have undermined and insulted
the democracy Venezuela once had. What can the United States do in order
to help the youth in this country? How can we aid those fighting for something
as simple as democratic right?
Once again I would like to express my deep appreciation to you and the
government for seeing the injustice occurring in Venezuela. Thank you for
sharing the concern with millions of Venezuelans who are worried about their
country and for the welfare of its youth.
Mr Kerry, I strongly believe that the neighbor's peace is to also have
peace within yourself. Venezuela is an important neighbor of the United States
of America and we need your help.
Col. (GN) Antonio Semprun