Within the framework of the celebration of the ‘Día de la Raza’ (Day of the race – Columbus Day) this October 12th, deputies of the National Assembly (NA) raised their voices to denounce the suffering that the indigenous peoples in Venezuela are suffering under Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
The Parliamentarian Nora Bracho assured that the natives are subdued by narco-guerrillas and have been dispossessed of their lands.
“They still do not have access to public services and those who try to claim them are attacked by the henchmen of the regime, persecuted and imprisoned,” she said.
For his part, Deputy William Barrientos paid tribute to the indigenous people and denounced the fact that they continue to lack social security and that the regime has condemned them to misery and poverty.
Marco Aurelio Quiñones, representative for the State of Anzoátegui, recalled that the Venezuelan dictatorship is guilty of the ecocide that is happening now on indigenous lands and that this directly affects the indigenous population.
“Our indigenous communities have nothing to celebrate,” he insisted.
Likewise, Congresswoman Mauligber Baloa affirmed that the indigenous peoples who live in Venezuela are more isolated than ever due to the lack of public transportation and communication media. However, she expressed that they continue to fight for a better quality of life.
“518 years later we have to continue protesting in order to have some basic services,” she said.
The Parliamentarian for the state of Bolivar, Angel Alvarez, denounced that the indigenous population is being oppressed and besieged by crime. In addition, he explained that the natives have been expelled from their lands by criminals in search of blood gold.
“Today, more than ever, we find ourselves in indigenous resistance to the outlaw colonization by the dictatorship,” he said through his personal Twitter account.
The representative for the State of Lara, Bolivia Suárez, denounced that the dictatorship “intends to erradicate the ethnic groups original to Venezuela,” and destroyed several of their territories to expand the Mining Arc.
Finally, the member of the Amazonian Parliament, Larissa González, assured that the indigenous Venezuelans daily suffer human rights violations, hunger, and disease.
This October 12th, Venezuela celebrates the ‘Day of the Race’, and so far, the natives are murdered by armed groups protected by Nicolas Maduro’s regime.