The STUC condemns the continued attempt by the United States and its allies to destabilise and undermine the Venezuelan Government. At its recent Congress the STUC expressed its dismay at the devastating consequences of the Economic Sanctions, both formal and informal imposed by the United States and their allies. The STUC will
• support defence of the sovereignty of Venezuela and its right to self-determination;
• reject and oppose any external interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, especially from the United States, including any military aggression; and
• reject and oppose any attempt to change the government by illegal, unconstitutional and/or violent methods.