The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Félix Plasencia, denounced the Government of the Republic of Colombia, headed by Iván Duque, for aggravated fraud against the international community, by using Venezuelan migrants in New Granada to receive large sums of money, supposedly aimed at meeting the needs of this migrant population, which has been the victim of different attacks in the neighboring country.
“We publicly denounce the Government of Mr. Iván Duque, for aggravated fraud against the international community and we request a transparent audit that shows where those millions of dollars really go”, said Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela during his speech before the 112th Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
This Monday, the diplomat highlighted in his speech that Venezuelan migrants receive few guarantees in the “host” countries, in addition to suffering a significant increase “in deplorable acts of xenophobia, agoraphobia, discrimination and racism”, particularly in Colombia “under the inert gaze of Mr. Iván Duque”.
In addition, he denounced “that the Venezuelan migrant population has been the victim in the so-called host countries of aggressive criminalization campaigns, which seek to divert attention and escape their own internal social crises”, the Foreign Minister attacked.
In this sense, he assured that Venezuela:
“Has never lent itself and will never lend itself to use the dignity of migrants and politicize the situation in other countries or to request undue gifts from international organizations or some countries. Shame on those who act so immorally”, he emphasized.
Finally, he reiterated the call:
“To lift all illegal sanctions that affect human rights, condemning the persecution of migration at any border and within host countries and ratifying our will to continue moving forward to build a better world where we all smile at life and the future”.