The Simón Bolívar Worldwide Bridge in February 2018. Photograph: EPA / Rex / Shutterstock
Juan Guaidó, interim president of the Republic, denounced this Monday that 10 Venezuelans died in current days, hit by automobiles or in different road accidents on the roads of the Táchira state, bordering Colombia, after they tried to flee the country.
Deputy Karim Vera regretted that « the innumerable complaints » made in current years, « when the enhance in Venezuelans escaping throughout the border started, haven’t been taken into consideration. » He added that « it’s not vital to be a seer to know what might occur » and that « they’ve to take motion on the matter. »
« It was Venezuelan brothers who ran over the roads, it was Venezuelan brothers who died when a car overturned, you can not proceed to stretch the wrinkle in the face of the tragedy that these persons are struggling, who have clearly uncovered their lives to get out of the country ”He recalled.
As well as, Vera denounced the abuses suffered by « the walkers », Venezuelans who to migrate on foot, by officers of the State safety forces.
These outrages, he mentioned, « vary from false alcabalas (controls), to the dispossession of the few belongings, together with financial ones, that may very well be carried by residents who attempt to attain the border to flee from a country that doesn’t even present safety. »
On this sense, he urged the officers who lead the safety forces to supervise their subordinates, with the intention of avoiding « abuses of energy » over migrants.
On the different hand, Vera insisted that the situation « doesn’t look encouraging », as a result of with the pandemic « walkers are extra uncovered to turning into contaminated with coronavirus and the most painful factor is that in the unsure vacation spot that the majority of them carry, it’s unlikely that they’ll obtain medical assist that they can’t even give them in Venezuela ”.
Accident with navy
At the least 9 individuals died on Wednesday in the Táchira border space, after a car of the Venezuelan navy aviation crashed, carrying greater than 20 civilians.
Most of the useless have been civilians who migrated to neighboring Colombia, in accordance to opposition complaints.
Tens of millions of Venezuelans outdoors the country
In accordance to UN knowledge, about 5.four million Venezuelans have fled in current years from the political and financial disaster that impacts the country, primarily nations in the area.
David Smolansky, commissioner of the OAS Common Secretariat for the Venezuelan migrant and refugee disaster, mentioned in September that Colombia is the country that has acquired the most Venezuelans and that they quantity round 1,750,000.
In accordance to Smolansky knowledge, Colombia is adopted by Peru (900,000), Chile (445,000), Ecuador (417,000), Brazil (260,000) and Argentina (150,000) as the nations with the highest reception of Venezuelan migration.