The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to the Victims of Venezuela, Humberto Prado, within the framework of the World Day for the Protection of Nature said that “enjoying a healthy environment is also a fundamental right, that is why countries and governments of the world must ensure policies and guarantees that protect nature”.
“In Venezuela, environmental law is another fundamental right violated by the regime that, using traps and illegalities, exploits Venezuelan lands without any concern for the sole purpose of enriching themselves”, said Prado.
Furthermore, he referred to the Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who expressed concern “about the impact that the extraction of gold, diamonds, coltan and other metals in the Orinoco Mining Arc it is having on the way of life of indigenous peoples, as well as the environmental impact on their territories”.
“Although the Government considers that consultations were held with indigenous peoples before the establishment of the Mining Arc, indigenous authorities and NGOs maintain that there were no consultations, nor adequate environmental impact studies”, quoting another fragment of the Report on Bachelet mentioned by Padro in his official Twitter account.
Likewise, the Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims said that “oil spills, exploitation of the Mining Arc and illegal appropriation of land belonging to indigenous communities are causing serious damage not only to Venezuela, but to the entire world. Maduro’s regime is a danger to the entire planet”.