The Venezuelan embassy in Peru is providing legal guidance to Venezuelans illegally evicted from their rentals.
Ambassador Carlos Scull said the counseling is being done so that citizens know how to proceed with complaints about the violation of their rights.
Venezuelan migrants in Peru are being evicted from their homes because they cannot pay their rent during the quarantine, an essential measure taken by countries around the world to contain the coronavirus. President Martín Vizcarra decreed the confinement on March 15th as well as the closure of borders.
The government’s embassy (E) has hotlines, thanks to a team of volunteer lawyers who provide support to nationals who wish to report their situation. It has also offered, in some cases, mediation with landlords.
Scull denounced that more than 500 Venezuelans have been illegally evicted from their living spaces in the midst of the Covid-19 quarantine. “There may be even more, we are talking not only about individuals, but about families,” he said.
The ambassador reported that he has held talks with the Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office to find a solution to the serious situation. “We are working very hard in coordination with NGOs to see that justice is done,” he said.