The Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, called on the international community to focus its efforts on stopping the criminal network that has been promoted in Venezuela by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
Vecchio condemned that Maduro’s dictatorship continues to commit crimes such as those evidenced in the most recent Human Rights Watch report on the atrocities committed in Apure by the FAES.
“Innocent Venezuelans pay the consequences of Maduro’s alliances with the ELN and FARC narco-terrorist groups which operate in more than 50% of the territory of Venezuela. More than 6,000 displaced persons have sought refuge in Colombia, and are assisted by UNHCR and humanitarian agencies,” Vecchio said in a message posted on his Twitter account.
The Venezuelan ambassador assured that “Maduro disguises his fight between gangsters, a settling of accounts between drug cartels, under a false pretense of defense of the State.”
“After consenting to the presence of these terrorist groups, the troops of the Armed Forces are used as cannon fodder,” he said.
Similarly, Vecchio pointed out that he uses the FAES to torture and murder innocent people, instead of preventing violence from the ‘Cota 905’ gangs.
“He sends members of the FANB against a well-armed guerrilla, which strategically dominates territory because he himself gave up our sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he repudiated.
“The world must act, in a multilateral approach, to stop the transnational criminal activity of Maduro’s regime, drug traffickers that use Venezuela as its base, the systematic crimes against humanity and the kidnapping of freedom and democracy. Tomorrow may be late,” he concluded.