Venezuela’s Guaido vows to support businesses to help recover economy

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:25 AM PT — Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Venezuela’s interim president has promised to improve the investment climate in the country to help private businesses.

While speaking to Venezuela’s main business group Tuesday, Juan Guaido said a transition government must be backed by the rule of law to help boost confidence in investments. He then blasted the Maduro regime, saying they tried to “stigmatize business, industry and business owners.”

Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, speaks during a press conference on the steps of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Germany, Spain, France, the U.K. and Sweden have announced that they are recognizing Guaido as the country’s interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Guaido vowed to put an end to what he called “persecution and harassment.”

“When we speak about the end of the usurpation, it’s an end to the abuse, that the persecution ends, that the harassment of producers ends, that the persecution of those that are honorably sweating from their work and resisting with their business will end,” he stated.

In the meantime, pressure is building for Nicolas Maduro to resign amid Venezuela’s economic crisis and as other nations, including the U.S., recognize Guaido as the country’s president.

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