“Organized crime acts with impunity and increases violence against Venezuelans with the support of the dictator Nicolás Maduro,” stated the Ambassador of Venezuela in Costa Rica, María Faria, regarding the recent confrontations between irregular groups in Apure State on the border with Colombia.
These are acts of violence and terrorism that the legitimate National Assembly and the government of President (E) Juan Guaidó have denounced in recent years, and are once again in evidence and today they are condemned by organizations that defend Human Rights on the continent.
“Maduro handed the country over to terrorist and paramilitary groups. We insist on denouncing the risk that the dictatorship represents for the entire hemisphere that the dictatorship finances organizations such as the ELN, FARC, Hezbollah, among other narco-terrorist structures,” said Faría.
The Ambassador condemned the death of military personnel that occurred last Sunday “and the alleged presence of antipersonnel mines in Venezuelan territory. Unfortunately, the FANB have been permissive with the irregular groups entrenched in Venezuelan territory, however there are troops that do fulfill their duty to defend the sovereignty of the country.”
The diplomatic representative reiterated that recovering peace, both on the borders and in the rest of the Venezuelan territory, depends unfailingly on the restoration of democracy and the departure from power of a regime that today supports its authoritarian bases with the arms of criminals.