The ambassador in Greece, Eduardo Massieu, denounced on Friday the ecocide carried out by Nicolás Maduro’s regime in the Amazon region and in the Orinoco River.
“The criminal action of Maduro’s regime has exposed more than 112,000 km2 of the Amazon to illegal mining,” Massieu said through his personal Twitter account.
The ambassador explained that the first fatal consequence that occurs in southern Venezuela is “a process of massive deforestation” which reduces the capacity of the forests. He then explained that the destruction of the soil, to such an extent, has made it impossible to restore this vegetation reservoir.
He also pointed out that “indiscriminate methods like mercury mining are poluting our rivers, affecting the fishing capacity of the indigenous populations of the area.”
“The most vile consequence is the surrender of our territory to irregular groups such as prans and ELN who have promoted genocide of our 19 tribes, white slavery and child prostitution. We Venezuelans have to report the most serious ecocide about the Orinoco,” Massieu concluded.