The president of Venezuela appeared Thursday in a video broadcast by the State tv on the occasion of the Day of the rock, affixing his signature on a small guitar in the traditional way. A gift that was then immediately sent to Roger Waters, guitarist of Pink Floyd. Nicolas Maduro congratulated the british musician for his “position of understanding, solidarity and support towards the people of Venezuela in the face of the imperialist blockade american”.
Venezuela : in appreciation of their support, Maduro offers a guitar with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd – Watching on Figaro Live
Venezuela, which hosts the most important oil reserves in the world, is undergoing the worst economic crisis in its recent history, awarded by Nicolas Maduro to an “economic war” triggered by the United States for the overthrow.
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Roger Waters, on his side, has recorded a short video in which he has said he feels “deeply” moved by this gift. “We will continue to do everything in our power to support the struggle of the venezuelan people against the efforts of the empire to destroy it (…) we are with you and we will continue with you,” he said.
over the Age of 75 years, the musician has supported the government of Nicolas Maduro, called a “dictator” by Washington and the venezuelan opposition, after his re-election during an election controversial. In February, he criticized the organization of a concert humanitarian by his fellow countryman Richard Branson in Cúcuta (Colombia), on the border with Venezuela, calling it “a trick” that “has nothing to do with humanitarian aid”.
According to the UN, more than 2.3 million people have left Venezuela since 2015 due to the severe economic crisis. Inflation could reach the 10.000.000% by the end of 2019, according to IMF.