On July 5th, is commemorated the 210th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Venezuela and to celebrate this important date, Christ the Redeemer, the iconic monument of the city of Rio de Janeiro, was dressed in the colors of the Venezuelan flag.
“210 years after our independence, I want to tell you that firm hope is unabated, faith remains intact and the National Salvation Agreement is the way forward for Venezuela to be free again,” said Tomás Silva, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Venezuela in Brazil.
The monument was illuminated with the Venezuelan tricolor from 9pm to 10:30 pm, Brasilia time (8pm to 9:30 pm in Caracas).
About 300,000 Venezuelan migrants have come to Brazil in search of a new chance at life.
According to figures from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the Venezuelan migration crisis is the second largest in the world, surpassed only by Syria. The illumination of Christ the Redeemer in the Corcovado hill comes as a light of hope for all those Venezuelans who today, far from our country, believe in democracy, defend freedom and fight in Brazil to have a better future.
The Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil, headed by Ambassador María Teresa Belandria, along with several non-governmental organizations, such as ‘Casa Venezuela’ in São Paulo, ‘Venezuela Global’ in Rio de Janeiro and the “Ricardo Delgado’ Venezuelan Service Center in Boa Vista, Roraima State, carried out the delivery of floral offerings this July 5th in the different monuments of the ‘Liberator Simón Bolívar’ located in each of these cities.
— Centro de Comunicación Nacional (@Presidencia_VE) July 6, 2021