“Costa Rica is a great ally in our determined struggle to restore democracy in Venezuela,” with these words the Ambassador of the legitimate government of Venezuela María Faria thanked the Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Solano Quiroz, for his intervention at the 50th Assembly of the Organization of American States OAS, where he alerted the world to the accentuation of totalitarianism in the American continent during the COVID-19 pandemic, making special emphasis on Nicolás Maduro’s illegitimate regime.
“The hemisphere is in crisis, the security of the region is in danger due to the presence of totalitarian structures (Venezuela -Nicaragua-Cuba) that undermine freedoms and violate the rights of the people. In the face of such challenge the OAS plays a fundamental role for the coordination of actions to recover democratic order and respect for human rights.
I thank Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiroz for raising before the 50th Assembly the condemnation of the serious political and institutional situation promoted by Nicolás Maduro’s illegitimate regime”, expressed the diplomat.
The Costa Rican Chancellor guaranteed that the Government of Costa Rica will not stop deploring the acts violating democratic institutions and serious human rights violations in the hemisphere.
Quiroz also pointed out that, due to the systematic actions of Nicolás Maduro’s illegitimate regime, the institutions in Venezuela are compromised, so there are no conditions for a democratic electoral process. He urged the international community to act in a forceful manner to deplore the electoral fraud that the dictatorship intends to carry out on December 6th.
The position of the diplomatic representative of the Government of Costa Rica coincides with the reiterated denunciation made by the Ambassador: in Venezuela there are no guarantees to carry out free, fair and verifiable elections. Faría welcomed the fact that Costa Rica “is aware of the actions of the dictatorship and once again gives its forceful support to the oppressed Venezuelan people but firm and with very clear objectives: Democracy and freedom.”
Venezuela worries the continent
The 50th General Assembly of the OAS is being held virtually on October 20th and 21st for the first time, and is in charge of defining the policies and mandates of the OAS, as well as the structure and functions of its organs. Furthermore, the crisis in Venezuela occupied the attention in the agenda.
During the first day a dialogue was held on the multidimensional crisis in Venezuela, beyond the parliamentary elections, and the Ambassadors that integrate the organization expressed the position of their governments and the urgency of solutions to overcome the debacle that forced the migration of more than 5.1 million Venezuelans.
“We trust that from the OAS, after its 50th Assembly, in parallel with the Report of the Fact-Finding Mission of the UN Human Rights Council, new actions will be promoted in Latin America to lead the search for a solution to the conflict caused by Nicolás Maduro’s failed State that severely affects the entire region,” said María Faria.