Carlos Vecchio, Ambassador to the United States, expressed the “deep appreciation” of the Interim Government of President Juan Guaidó for the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Moreno, for his firm commitment and support to Venezuela.
Vecchio recalled that during the last International Donors’ Conference, organized by Spain and the European Union, the IDB alone committed 42% of everything announced during the conference in those terms.
“By far the IDB is the institution or multilateral organization that is doing the most for Venezuela’s cause. It is an example that should certainly invite reflection and action by other international organizations that have the power to help rescue and rebuild Venezuela, but especially to alleviate and stop the suffering of the Venezuelan people generated by an unprecedented complex humanitarian emergency created by Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship”.
In a recent interview with the newspaper El País, the IDB President said “what we are doing is just a piece of what will come when there is a day after in Venezuela. It’s very important to warn that, if you add up what all the multilateral institutions can do, if anything we’re going to be able to contribute a third of what Venezuela is going to need, not for a year, for several years.”
According to figures from the UN and the OAS, currently more than 5 million Venezuelans have emigrated in search of a life that the dictatorship denies them, while more than 9 million are in a situation of great hunger risk.
Ambassador Vecchio reiterated that the National Emergency Government proposed by Interim President Juan Guaidó, with the support of the US and the international community, is the feasible alternative to rescue Venezuela from the humanitarian emergency, as well as to restore freedom and democracy.