The cruel and systematic violation of human rights in Venezuela, detailed in the recent report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, reveals once again how urgent it is to maintain the active denunciation against Maduro’s narco-dictatorship, as expressed by the Venezuelan ambassador in Costa Rica, María Faría.
“The difference between silence and the application of immediate solutions translates into the life or death of millions of Venezuelan brothers and sisters,” said the ambassador, who expressed that this is the interpretation that can be given to the report of High Commissioner Bachelet.
Faría said that the Venezuela the world knew two decades ago no longer exists and that today Venezuelans are condemned to the most terrible calamity. “Divided families, incomplete homes, children who grow up without their parents, grandparents who die alone without saying goodbye to their loved ones, because emigrating has become an act of survival,” she said.
The diplomat warned about the effects of the current crisis of Venezuelan migrants and refugees. “This migratory wave is unprecedented in the region. We are facing a painful phenomenon due to multifactorial causes”.
The figures documented by the OAS indicate that the complex humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has caused the exodus of more than 5.1 million migrants and refugees.
“This figure is increasing and will only be stopped when democratic order is restored to the country,” said María Faría.
The ambassador assured that the forced displacement of millions of Venezuelans should not be interpreted in regional dimensions, much less sub-regional. It should be seen in global dimensions.
In this sense, she asked the international community to strengthen actions to support Venezuelan migrants and refugees and to take a firm hand in the fight against the dictatorship in Venezuela.