The Venezuelan ambassador to Canada, Orlando Viera Blanco, held a meeting with the Venezuelan community in Halifax Nova Scotia, where they discussed issues related to consular services, immigration status and prospects for change in Venezuela.
With respect to the cessation of usurpation, the diplomat stated that it involves “an upsurge in popular protest that we must encourage, unite and consolidate from the outside, with a proactive narrative and proposals.
“We must speak honestly and transparently to the country. There are no extreme, external or magical solutions here. To speak of military interventions by third countries is to create expectations that are very sensitive because they are unreal. The great decisive intervention to bring about an outcome in Venezuela, is the massive presence of the people in the streets, organized and disciplined,” he said.
In this sense, Viera Blanco assured that “that day Venezuela will demolish all myths and all paradigms, and that day we will straighten out history.”
Venezuelan Migrants in Canada
Canada has been one of the countries that has taken measures to benefit Venezuelan migrants, so that they can maintain a legal status, be it study, work or permanent residence visas, at the same time as obtaining the benefits of refuge and validating the extension of expired passports, to leave Canada and make migratory petitions.
Ambassador Viera Blanco emphasized that the best help we can provide from the diaspora is to “organize ourselves to keep humanitarian aid firm, give encouragement and confidence to our compatriots, generate petitions to the Canadian government through its ambassador or provincial representatives to improve migration programs.”