The President of the Amazon Parliament, Venezuela chapter, Ramón Flores spoke on the displacement of which indigenous peoples who are living in the Venezuelan territory are being victims because of the bad policies of Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
This declarations of Flores were made related to the 517 years of the Spanish conquest and said that the Venezuelan Indians are “banished in their own country”, not only because of poor economic management, but also because of the ravages of illegal mining, as well as other unsustainable extractive plans executed by the so-called plan of the homeland and mining arc.
“The indigenous peoples of Venezuela suffer a new process of recolonization, but now by Nicolás Maduro’s regime, who has violated their ancestral rights recognized and established in the 1999 Constitution”, said Flores.
Both the Waraos peoples of Delta Amacuro, and the Pemones of the Bolivar state have been victims of abandonment, and even repression and persecution by the dictatorship. These actions have resulted in indigenous people migrating to Brazil to survive.
The poor health policies employed by usurpers have generated a range of contagious diseases that are currently out of control. Malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, chikungunya, are some of them. In addition to this, they also suffer from the lack of electricity, water and essential goods, in addition to social and ethnic exclusion.
“The indigenous rights established in the Venezuelan Constitution are dead letter. The regime does not respect them. It has been breached by 78 percent, in the demarcation of land and habitat of indigenous peoples and communities”, said the parliamentarian.
Although dictatorship officials claim to be the redeemers of the excluded, the evidence speaks for itself when despite the existence of ministries, legislative representatives for the indigenous population, among other charges, the obvious reality is summarized in hunger, poverty, diseases and migration.
“The political projects that orient the future of humanity and Venezuela must contribute to this cause of survival, since the current existing forms are not sustainable, as indicated by the United Nations and its specialized bodies. It requires a sustainable country and planet, in a framework of dialogue of cultures, civilizations, of ageements to overcome conflicts, wars, poverty and environmental destruction”, said Flores.