During the 20th Ministerial Meeting of the Lima Group, held virtually, the Governments of Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Panama; Paraguay; Peru and Venezuela; members of the Lima Group, and of Ecuador and El Salvador, observer countries, gave a new endorsement to the Legitimate Government of Venezuela while expressing their firm rejection of the persistence of Nicolás Maduro’s illegitimate regime will to hold parliamentary elections without the minimum democratic guarantees.
The Venezuelan Ambassador to Costa Rica, María Faría, celebrated this new manifestation of solidarity with Venezuelans of the countries of the region who are seeking a way out of the crisis caused by the regime, and expressed her gratitude for what she considers an important contribution to the recovery of democracy in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and to alleviate the multidimensional crisis suffered by the Venezuelan population.
The communiqué also condemns the systematic human rights violations perpetrated by Nicolás Maduro’s illegitimate regime, which includes alleged crimes against humanity, documented in the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission of the United Nations Human Rights Council of September 16th.
“We thank the Lima Group for its vehement call to international authorities to thoroughly investigate the relations of Maduro’s illegitimate regime with organized crime, terrorism and corruption. Justice actions for the security of the region are urgent”, she stated
Ambassador Faría highlighted the participation of Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quirós who once again expressed his country’s concern for the growing seriousness of the health, political and economic situation in Venezuela. The Costa Rican Foreign Minister considers it mandatory to increase international support to alleviate the humanitarian crisis suffered by the Venezuelan people.
Additionally, Foreign Minister Solano Quirós condemned the constant violations to human rights in Venezuela, an issue of permanent concern for Costa Rica, and that today is more present than ever in the Report of the Independent International Mission appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.