What did Álvaro Uribe say about the candidacy of María Corina Machado in Venezuela?

Last week, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe appeared at a forum with migrants from Venezuela in Miami, United States. In said conference he expressed himself favorable towards the opposition leader María Corina Machado, who aspires to stand out in the primary elections. In this note we let you know exactly what the former president said.

The head of the Vente Venezuela movement was connected via streaming for the presentation of Álvaro Uribe, in which he highlighted his support for Machado’s objectives to resolve the crisis.

Álvaro Uribe: “Venezuela cannot miss it”

The Colombian directed fraternal words towards the Venezuelan deputy Maria Corina Machadowho did not hesitate to thank him for the gesture.

I have great hope that Venezuela can begin this Latin American process of reunion with democracy. All hope in María Corina Machado. Venezuela cannot miss it. You are the great opportunity”, said Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

María Corina Machado is the co-founder of the Vente Venezuela political party. Photo: Gabriel González/El Independiente

María Corina Machado continues in her political campaign against the primary elections that are expected at the end of 2023 to define a unitary candidate to challenge Nicolás Maduro in the presidential elections next year.

Additionally, he expressed that he regrets the situation in which Venezuela lives, since the migration of millions of Venezuelans shows the serious economic crisis that it is going through.

It was a country of opportunity (…). The regimes suppressed freedoms and independence. María Corina Machado is the hope for Venezuela to overcome progress and build equity,” added the former Colombian leader.

Álvaro Uribe has been described by international media as the most influential figure in Colombia so far in the 21st century. Photo: León Dario/Semana Magazine

Who is Maria Corina Machado?

Maria Corina Machado was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on October 17, 1967. She is a politician, engineer, teacher, former congresswoman, and opposition leader in Venezuela. She is also the founder and co-founder of the Vente Venezuela political party.

Who is Alvaro Uribe?

Alvaro Uribe Velez He is a native of Medellin, Colombia. He was president of his country in the periods 2002-2006 and 2006-2010. He is a businessman, lawyer and politician with a conservative ideology.

Likewise, he is considered the most influential in his nation so far in the 21st century, according to the Colombian media El Nuevo Siglo.

It should be remembered that in 2018 the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia began an investigation against the former head of state for witness tamperingassociated with crimes of bribery and procedural fraud.