Argentinean national deputies Elisa Carrió, Mariana Zuvic and Marcela Campagnoli announced that they will present a bill to demand that the Chamber of Deputies recognize Ambassador Elisa Trotta Gamus in her capacity as representative of the National Assembly of Venezuela.
After a meeting with Trotta in which they reaffirmed their support for the Venezuelan Parliament and its president, Juan Guaidó, the deputies of the Civic Coalition informed that they will also request security for the diplomatic representative, as they consider that she could be at risk given “the danger of working in a country governed by Kirchnerism that has made agreements, deals and pacts with the dictators Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro,” Carrió explained on her Twitter account.
After the meeting, the Venezuelan representative thanked “the strong support to the National Assembly, the only legitimate institution and the last bastion of democracy in Venezuela,” and expressed that “working together for freedom, we will be able to overcome the oppression and authoritarianism that today destroy the country and separate families.”
Already in recent days, the president of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, Sergio Massa, stated that Nicolas Maduro’s regime does not comply with democratic standards and denounced that in Venezuela opponents are imprisoned for dissenting.
“When we talk about Venezuela, we are talking about a government that does not respect democratic norms, which has persecuted opponents throughout these years. Many young people who were university students and decided to participate in politics ended up in prison just for representing ideas different from those of the Venezuelan government. It is clear that the Venezuelan government does not comply with democratic norms,” said Massa, who met with Elisa Trotta in 2019 after she was appointed Venezuelan ambassador to Argentina by interim President Juan Guaidó.