The Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, held a meeting on Friday with the new representative of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ), Matthew Crentsil, during which the negative international matrix on Venezuelan migrants was proven.
Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting – which was also attended by the coordinator of the United Nations system in Caracas, Peter Grohmann, and the Deputy Minister for Multilateral Issues, Felix Plasencia – the Venezuelan Vice President denounced a “perverse” plan orchestrated from the United States to attack the South American country and justify an intervention.
She emphasized, in this context, that the Bolivarian Republic continues to occupy the second place in South America in terms of reception of migrants and at the same time constitutes the second country with the lowest flow of migrants in the region, according to the numbers from the International Organization for Migration.
“Colombia leads by far the number of internally displaced persons in the world (…) and is the country with the largest number of migrants in South America,” said the official, referring to the more than five million Colombians living in Venezuela.
After contrasting the migratory flow between Caracas and Bogotá, Vice President Rodríguez also denounced the construction of an international matrix that seeks to justify the intervention of Venezuela, under the pretext of “humanitarian crisis”.
“What there is against Venezuela is a great operation that responds to the policy of the Pentagon of the United States of America (…) There is no such situation of humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and we will not tire of saying and denouncing it. Venezuelans are in charge of Venezuela” she added, dismissing the international campaign on Venezuelan migrants.
Consequences of the coercive measures imposed by Washington
In her statements to the media, the Vice President of Venezuela also cited the consequences of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States Government against the oil country.
“They promote hyperinflation and shortages to affect our people through economic war,” he specified.
In this regard, she stressed that this issue should be addressed by both, the Secretary General of the United Nations and the multilateral system of the UN.
The Venezuelan side also denounced in the meeting the harassment to which Venezuelan migrants have been subjected in countries of the region, whose numbers she urged to sincere, in addition to the pressures to declare themselves as refugees before the UNHCR.
This Thursday, the radio program “Human Rights in Revolution”, conducted by Larry Davoe, through Radio Miraflores 95.9 FM, was attended by Eulalia Tabares, Director of Consular Relations of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs (Mppre), who spoke extensively about the 89 compatriots who returned to Venezuelan land after having gone through all kinds of harassment in Peru.
In this sense, Tabares reported that in April there was already a spontaneous approach on the part of Venezuelans to the Venezuelan Consulate in Peru.
“There were around 40 people who voluntarily requested their repatriation.” In the same way Tabares said that among the Venezuelans who returned, there are elderly people and entire families who left everything to go after that dream or that mirage.
One of the topics addressed in this interview was the importance of reflecting on the psychological consequences of the treatment that these Venezuelans received in the Inca nation.
For example, there are “two cases of mental illness, which were just detonated by the depression that generates them being alone there, without help, exploited, without conditions, without whom offered them a helping hand,” said the Director of Consular Relations.
The official also explained that among the 89 nationals who returned to the country, there were 26 boys and girls who during their stay in Peru received a treatment of xenophobic character in the schools, where they studied.
Tabares stressed that “we, the Revolution, respect human mobility as a fundamental right, but this must be exercised responsibly, it must be exercised with knowledge”.
In this order of ideas, said that from the state agencies are working so that when they decide to emigrate they can do so in the safest way possible.
“The message is for those who are thinking about emigrating, we must understand that the Homeland is our best home,” concluded Eulalia Tabares.
It is worth to say that the Return to the Homeland Plan gave its first fruits on Monday, August 27, when the Bolivarian Government contributed to the voluntary return of 89 Venezuelans from Peru who had crossed our borders in response to false promises, lies from the centers of power and the media war against our country.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have ratified their willingness to strengthen their bilateral relations by signing energy agreements last Saturday during a meeting held in Caracas between President Nicolas Maduro and the Prime Minister Keith Rowley.
From the Miraflores presidential palace both parties signed the term sheet for the drafting of the gas export contract from Venezuela to the insular country; through such contract the binational energy integration shall be consolidated, based on the principles of reciprocity, solidarity, complementarity and respect for sovereignty.
Apart from this document, the parties signed a Joint Declaration strengthening the brotherly and cooperation bonds that have historically guided both nations, allowing the continuity of policies that contribute to the well-being of both peoples.
The U.S. most frequent excuse in order to impose sanctions on
countries is Washington’s accusations and “concerns” about alleged
violations of human rights, absence of democracy and terrorism.
The policy of imposing unilateral coercive measures, known as
“sanctions” – devised during the First World War – violates the Charter
of the United Nations, and conceals an aggressive model of
intervention. It involves the use of coercion and pressure on the
economies of those countries that Washington deems as “foes.” It is
the repetition of the old hegemonic ambition, the new big stick of
the North American diplomacy, in a context in which the U.S. does
not control the world at its will. Beyond the rhetoric that justifies it in
the name of “democracy”, sanctions are an instrument of war,
designed to make people suffer in order to bend sovereign States.
Learn here about some of the countries affected by this perverse