President (e) Juan Guaidó promised to do everything within his reach and within the reach of the interim government in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, to attend to retirees and pensioners in Venezuela and abroad.
The statement was made during the meeting he held with a group of Venezuelan retirees and pensioners in exile this Thursday, October 29th.
“I know that time matters. There is a need and urgency to care for the most vulnerable population, such as our elderly, a large percentage of whom are retirees or pensioners. We are going to do everything in our power.”
The also President of the National Parliament said that as long as the regime continues to usurp power, it will be “impossible for the State to fulfill its commitments to the retirees and pensioners.”
“You are not asking for anything that you have not earned working for more than half of your lives”.
Likewise, he ratified that within the Interim Government the pertinent studies and evaluations are being made in order to be able to give economic aid to each family, once the transition begins in Venezuela.
The retirees and pensioners who spoke at the meeting told Guaidó “they still have much to contribute to the country” so they made themselves available in order to do their bit in the reconstruction of the country.
The President in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, denounced that Nicolás Maduro’s regime has established a silent genocide in the country.
Last Monday, two elderly people were found dead with severe malnutrition and advanced decomposition in their home, located in the parish of Santa Rosalia, in the Libertador municipality in Caracas.
“They stole the money from the pension system, destroyed the economy and the value of the salary, they privilege imports to benefit corrupt people,” he said through his social networks.
The national leader manifested that Venezuela is among the five countries in the world in risk of famine due to the serious humanitarian catastrophe it is suffering.
“It would not be due to a natural disasters or armed conflict, but because they destroyed the productive apparatus. Maduro and his accomplices are responsible for these deaths due to starvation”, he emphasized.
Guaidó assured that with a National Emergency Government the country would be able to access international financing and cooperation to solve the crisis. In addition, he called on the National Armed Forces and the dictator’s entourage to act in favor of the Venezuelans. “Would you rather your their children leave the country and Venezuela die than have only one person leave?” he questioned.
The re-elected President of the National Assembly reiterated his commitment and responsibility to protect Venezuelans and to continue demanding international assistance.
“We will continue our efforts to seek resources that can be implemented by multilateral organizations and NGOs in Venezuela to protect our most vulnerable population,” he said.