The deputy to the National Assembly, Alfonso Marquina, questioned how could the new school year be started due to the complex humanitarian emergency that has severely affected teachers, representatives and students from across the country.
“The deputies go through the towns, streets, neighborhoods, sidewalks every day and we feel in our own flesh the suffering that Venezuelans suffer today”, said Marquina.
The parliamentarian warned that “60% of educators have lost between 8 to 10 kilos so far this year because of that hunger wage. How can a school year start when our teachers must go out on an empty stomach to teach, or have to live the tragedy of seeing their parents remain for not being able to buy the medicines, or that they cannot send their own children to school because there is no water, there is no power, or simply because they do not have enough to feed them”, he asked.
Marquina described the salary of Venezuelans as a salary of misery imposed by the regime with the purpose to keep citizens in poverty. “I wish the usurpation representatives would have come to explain how there is an economic blockade for the food and medicine of the town, but they spend millions of dollars in the Sao Paulo forum or uniforms and weapons for the military.”
“Therefore, we must continue to ratify the route chosen by this AN which is the cessation of usurpation, transitional government and really free elections. The usurpation must cease once and for all”, said the parliamentarian.