The Ambassador in Colombia, Tomás Guanipa, denounced the overcrowding of Venezuelan migrants in the bus terminal in San Antonio, Táchira State, as a human rights violation.
“What is happening in San Antonio del Táchira is a tragedy and a flagrant violation of the human rights of Venezuelans. They have them crowded into the bus terminal in San Antonio, putting their health condition at risk and with practically no attention,” he said this Tuesday through his personal Twitter account.
Guanipa explained that Venezuelan migration has not been voluntary and that the millions of Venezuelans who have left the country are citizens who are victims of a system that is already internationally recognized as a criminal organization.
“The Venezuelans who, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been forced to return to the country are not getting anything different than what they left behind, a criminal state violating human rights, and the only thing that interests them is to stay in power,” he reiterated.
The ambassador called on the United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS) and all human rights organizations “to address this situation, which today endangers the lives of thousands of citizens who are at the mercy of a regime whose state policy is to violate fundamental rights.”
Several deputies of the National Assembly have denounced that the thousands of Venezuelans who have returned to the country are overcrowded, without food, water, shelter, or epidemiological controls.