The 74th General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), maintained the crisis in Venezuela among the main issues to be discussed. During the different meetings that took place within the framework of the UN, multiple representatives and leaders raised their voice for Venezuelan democracy.
The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Julio Borges, met with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and requested the creation of an investigative committee to achieve justice on cases of human rights violations presented in her report.
“We can not allow more impunity, the crimes of Maduro’s dictatorship Maduro must be brought to justice”, said the diplomat.
Likewise, Borges offered a balance in the UN assembly on the achievements that the Legitimate Government has had and met with the president of the United States, Donald Trump and 12 leaders of Latin America so that the region pressures Europe and it then makes more pressure against Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
“All countries must take action against the dictatorship of Cuba, they must feel the consequences of keeping our country kidnapped”, the commissioner added.
Borges specific requests can be read here.
For his part, President Trump said during the UN General Assembly that the dictator Nicolás Maduro is “a Cuban puppet.” Similarly, the president insisted that Venezuelans “are trapped in this nightmare. America is united behind you. We have humanitarian aid ready to deliver, we remain ready and we look forward to the day when democracy is recovered, when Venezuela is free and freedom reigns throughout this hemisphere.”
During a meeting with the representatives of Latin America, Trump said that “Maduro has sold his nation to a foreign dictatorship” and that the recent sanctions that the United States has taken “are concentrated in all the ways in which Maduro finances his government.”
“There have been horrors like nobody would believe in Venezuela. We have resolved that the future of the Western Hemisphere will not be written by socialists or tyrants, but by patriots who love freedom”, said the US president.
Iván Duque, President of Colombia, participated in four events organized within the framework of the UN General Assembly and in all of them he emphasized the need to recover democracy in Venezuela. Duque described the reception of Venezuelans as a “fiscal and social challenge”, although he explained that “it is our moral duty to attend and ensure that people who seek hope find refuge in our country.”
The Colombian president held a meeting with Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in which he denounced Maduro’s regime. Likewise, during a summit of Latin American presidents, Duque proposed a blockade against the Venezuelan dictatorship.
During his speech to the leaders of the UN, Iván Duque said he will deliver the evidence that supports the complicity of Nicolás Maduro’s regime with the terrorists who attempt against the people of Colombia.
“Nicolás Maduro is one more link in the chain of transnational terrorism”, said Duque.
The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, took a few minutes of his intervention at the UN to emphasize that it is “necessary for our continent to end the opprobrious and cruel dictatorship that affects the Venezuelan people”.
Piñera highlighted the migration crisis that affects the entire region because “more than four and a half million Venezuelans have left their country due to lack of opportunities or looking for better opportunities for their development”.
“Without a doubt, this is a cause that unites all of Latin America”, the Chilean president concluded.
For his part, the President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, said: “Maduro must leave power and call elections immediately.” The president stressed that the migration crisis driven by the dictatorship is caused by Venezuelans who leave their country in search of food, safety and health.
“Disappointed of a regime that offered them social justice and that, at the expense of governance, what they did was to rule despotically for so many years”, Moreno said while calling the dictatorship “a regime corrupt and protector of terrorists.”