The deputy to the National Assembly, Romel Guzamana, emphasized that the Venezuelan indigenous communities remain in resistance given the crisis in which the usurper regime has plunged them. The statements were offered in the framework of the commemoration of the “Day of the meeting of the two worlds” on October 12th.
“According to records in recent years there is an increase in the exodus in the Venezuelan Amazon due to the lack of food and medicines. Faced with this reality, we want to tell the country that we, the indigenous people, continue in resistance against an usurper regime that mistreats the original communities of Venezuela. We reaffirm our full support for the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and we offer our support to the political route that he along with the Voluntad Popular party and the rest of the Venezuelan unity has set out to achieve the freedom of the nation.”
Guzamana, who is also the leader of the VP party, rejected the exploitation of the Mining Arc, as well as the presence of paramilitary groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Venezuelan indigenous territory, ensuring the worsening of the precarious situation in the region.
“There are no public services in indigenous towns. The counties are totally headless, and they do not let us circulate in the Orinoco River. Indigenous communities have been destroyed and many brothers are moving to the capital of Amazonas, Puerto Ayacucho, and many others leaving the country.”
The parliamentarian announced the creation of the Indigenous Corporation of Venezuela for development, which was born in the capital of the Amazonas state in order to strengthen and empower the economy of organized indigenous communities. He explained that the intention is to expand this initiative to all the states of the country where there is the presence of affected indigenous populations.