Nicolás Maduro’s regime keeps Venezuela’s retirees and pensioners in misery, with starvation wages, without the right to health and without respecting their constitutional rights.
The retirees and pensioners of Aragua State remain on the streets demanding a dignified life.
The President of the Association of Retirees and Pensioners in Apure, Teodomiro Aguilar, denounced that Venezuelans die every day because they do not have the necessary medicines to keep their health and eat well.
“There are more than 4,700,000 workers who receive a salary of 1,700,000 bolivars (0.65 U.S. dollars), which is not enough to buy food or medicines, much less for recreation,” he said.
Aguilar affirmed that 80% of retirees and pensioners have abandoned their treatments for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular problems because they do not have the means to pay for them.
On the other hand, they demand from Maduro’s dictatorship a national vaccination plan, which prioritizes retirees and pensioners because they are the most vulnerable.