This Tuesday, during the delegated session of the National Assembly (AN), the second vice president, Deputy Stalin González, spoke on the Complex Humanitarian Emergency that the country is going through, which has led to the displacement of more than 4 million Venezuelans towards other countries in search of better opportunities, and also keeps more than half of the population on the brink of extreme poverty, as well as deficiencies in the possibility of satisfying health needs.
González, said that this is a crisis caused by bad decisions in public policies taken by the management of Nicolás Maduro. “It is not an emergency caused by a natural disaster, but the product of the negligence and corruption of a regime that for 20 years has tried to subject us to a failed economic model that plunged us into this nightmare.”
He stressed that the poor distribution of the resources of the Nation, by Nicolás Maduro and his cabinet, has caused the deterioration not only of public services, but also in terms of infrastructure, education, health, among others. “From this Parliament we have advanced a series of reports that have evidenced the inefficiency and ineptitude of this administration that has stolen and squandered the public funds of the State, a regime that acts from lies and corruption. This crisis is not a product of sanctions but of Maduro’s wrong policies. ”
The deputy detailed some of the problems that Venezuelans face today. “What we are living with water today has to do because the last reservoir for drinking water that was built in Venezuela was 40 years ago, being the sixth country with the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they did nothing to put a plan under way to move that natural resource from the south to the north of the country. The Tuy IV reservoir, for example, has 25 years under construction and despite the electoral promises it is not finished yet.”
González continued with examples of the crisis, “this also happened with the electrical system, with which we produced 30 thousand megawatts and now we only produce 11 thousand or less. The largest hydroelectric complex in the world was the Caroní and one of them Tocoma – Where is Tocoma – only got the stage on a credit from the CAF that went to waste because of corruption. It is the same thing that has happened with all the production and service areas of the country, such as domestic gas or the health system. In Caracas the only hospital that has been built in 20 years was the Children’s Cardiology Hospital, we have a health network that is about 50 years old.”
Finally, the second vice president of Parliament reiterated that Nicolás Maduro has stood out for not being accountable. “Venezuela is the only country part of the Odebrecht scandal where there is no investigation proceeding, there is not one detainee, no project has been completed and all were presented through a budget two and three times overpriced. Maduro since 2013 has governed through enabling laws, and since 2016, he has managed the economy through emergency decrees, he has not had any oversight, he has not been accountable. No one knows what the Nation’s budget is. There is the origin of all this disaster that we Venezuelans are suffering today. That is why we have decided to continue working tirelessly until ending the suffering of Venezuelans, through the cessation of usurpation, the transitional government and truly free elections that allow all Venezuelans to choose who they want to direct their future. That is the fight that moves us every day.”