Repsol rectifies thanks to the public denounciation made by Venezuela
“We inform that thanks to today’s public denounciation, we have received the apology and rectification of the Repsol company”, said the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza through his Twitter account @jarreaza.
He also indicated that the flights will be rescheduled for next Monday, May 20.
Informamos que gracias a la denuncia pública de hoy, hemos recibido las disculpas y rectificación de la empresa @Repsol. Los vuelos humanitarios del #PlanVueltaALaPatria desde Perú se realizarán el próximo lunes. Agradecemos todas las expresiones de apoyo y solidaridad
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) May 18, 2019
A total of 180 Venezuelans were stranded in Lima, capital of Peru, this Saturday due to the refusal of the energy company Repsol to supply fuel to the two airplanes of the Conviasa State airline, destined to the execution of the day of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria for this weekend.
Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza accused Repsol this morning of joining the criminal economic blockade that the Trump administration maintains against the Venezuelan people and urged the government of Peru to stick to its humanitarian discourse and resolve the situation.
Among the nationals willing to return to Venezuela are 54 boys and girls, 35 adults and older adults, 7 pregnant women and 8 people with reserved forecasts.
For months, different countries have tried to hinder the return of nationals who voluntarily subscribe to the air and land bridge.
Colombia, for example, does not allow Plan Vuelta a la Patria planes to fly over their airspace, which causes delays in the repatriation of Venezuelans due to flight times and increased costs. A month ago the Republic of Argentina joined this offensive when the government of Mauricio Macri decided not to grant the corresponding permits for the Conviasa airplanes.