Another 90 citizens repatriated from Peru arrive in Venezuela
Within the framework of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria, a flight of the Conviasa airline, sponsored by the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, arrived on Tuesday afternoon with 90 Venezuelan citizens on board to the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, from the Republic of Peru.
The nationals were received by a delegation from the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, on behalf of all State institutions involved in the repatriation process.
In her welcome words, the director of the Office of Consular Relations of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, Eulalia Tabares, transmitted a message of solidarity and reflection to the returnees, whose testimonies have allowed to document accusations of xenophobia and labor exploitation in the Andean nation.
“This time that you were away is not a lost time, it is a time of learning, of struggles, of experience and, therefore, those who decided to return to their homeland should return with their heads held high, happy to be here next to their families”, said the official.
Whiile dismissing his compatriots at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, the Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Peru, Reinaldo Segovia, stressed that for this flight, as for the previous two, the most vulnerable people were prioritized.
He specified that on this occasion 27 children traveled, 10 pregnant women, 26 people with medical problems and 6 people who were in a street situation. With these 90 individuals the number of Venezuelans who have returned to the Bolivarian Republic from Peru rises to 280 from the total of 3,039 that have taken the same decision from other nations in the region: Ecuador (185), Argentina (86), Brazil ( 2,365), the Dominican Republic (5), Chile (2), Colombia (115) and Panama (1).