During the conversation “Venezuela: Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy,” the diplomatic representatives of the legitimate government of Venezuela in Costa Rica and Belgium, contextualized the humanitarian crisis caused by the usurper regime and highlighted the importance of strengthening international alliances to press for a peaceful transition through an electoral process in the country.
“We defend the Unitary Pact for the Freedom of Venezuela because it is a product of the consensus among political, social and academic organizations that seek the democratic restitution through free, fair and verifiable elections, and not an electoral farce as the one called on by the dictatorship”, sentenced the ambassador in Costa Rica, María Faría.
During her participation in the program “Against Power” conducted by the Nicaraguan pro-democracy activist and defender of women’s rights, Edipcia Dubón, Faría highlighted: “We do not have the minimum conditions and guarantees for democratic elections in Venezuela and all the violations of the regime to the Constitution make any election promoted by Nicolás Maduro illegitimate”.
For Faría, one of the main challenges of the diplomatic mission of President (E) Juan Guaidó is that both Venezuelans and the international community understand that “this regime was formed with the plan to perpetuate itself based on populism, inequality, resentment, class conflict, censorship and systematic repression.”
For her part, the ambassador in Belgium, Mary Ponte, added that in Europe they are working daily on building a coalition of countries that will increase pressure to dismiss the regime, as well as mechanisms that will favor the more than 5 million citizens who have been forced to abandon their home country, and who today constitute the second largest migratory mobilization in the world.