The solution to the migratory crisis that impacts the countries of America requires the participation of the governments of the entire continent. During his first visit to Latin America as US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, highlighted the need to strengthen collaboration mechanisms to address the causes of migration, which include improving democratic governance, security, and economic opportunities in Central America.
For the Venezuelan Ambassador to Costa Rica, María Faría, “once again there is evidence of the commitment of the North American government both in the search for democratic and effective solutions, as well as in the protection and assistance to migrants,” including those fleeing the dictatorial regime that subjugates the Venezuelan population.
The diplomatic representative recalled that, under the administration of President Biden, more than $ 28 million in funding was allocated for programs in Costa Rica that include care for Venezuelan migrants who have left Venezuela fleeing the serious humanitarian and political crisis, and reiterated to the Costa Rican authorities the willingness of the Embassy “to cooperate and thus have a safe, organized and productive migration for the development of the host country.”
Secretary Blinken met yesterday in San José with foreign ministers from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico, and stressed, on the twentieth anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the need for the commitment of all leaders to: free and fair elections, the practice of good government, the consolidation of the separation of powers, the preservation of the rule of law, respect for Human Rights and the promotion of economic conditions that favor social development with equity.
The root of the migration crisis
Ambassador Faría agrees on the need to seek the meeting of the democratic nations of the region in order to eradicate by the roots the causes that unleash this migratory wave. In Venezuela’s case, the largest in its history and on the continent, and currently, second only to Syria a country at war.
“The generalized humanitarian crisis, the systematic violations of human rights by the regime and the security forces, the armed violence, the insecurity, the excessive corruption of those who illegally cling to power, the lack of educational and labor opportunities, the deterioration of all basic services and the collapse of the health system, even more so in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been used by the regime for greater social control and political discrimination. These are the reasons that force Venezuelans to abandon their homes, the Ambassador said.
“The only way to reduce the impact of migration on the continent and in the hemisphere is by attacking the reasons that produce it through fair, free and verifiable elections, as stated in the National Salvation Agreement proposed by the President in Charge Juan Guaidó and backed by the legitimate National Assembly, Civil Society, parties and unions,” said the diplomat.