The captain of the Pemón community, Walter Torres, read a communiqué to denounce the threat received by his community from Justo Noguera:
We make a national and international call to governments, NGOs and institutions for the rights of indigenous peoples about the threat that weighs on our indigenous community of Parkupik, Sector 7, municipality of Gran Sabana. We remember regrettable events that have already occurred in our indigenous communities of Canaima in December 2018; Kumarakapay in February 2019 and the most recent in Ikabarú a few days ago, where the government entered the indigenous territory to massacre our people.
Today our indigenous community is threatened by Mr. Justo Noguera Pietri, governor of the State of Bolivar, and the way he proceded in previous events puts us on total alert to denounce and protect our people who are being attacked by this regime to take away our lands and our resources in violation of art. 119 and 120 of the CRBV (Constitution), which establishes the recognition of the peoples and communities in their habitat and the use of natural resources without damaging their cultural, social and economic integrity.
Our people are fighting to defend our lands. We are a people that works for the collective development of our indigenous people, strengthening education, health, values and Bolivarian patriotism with a sense of belonging.
We publicly denounce the regime of Venezuela, commanded by Nicolás Maduro Moros; and Governor Justo Noguera, as responsible for any attack caused to our indigenous communities. Whose only interest is to strip us of our lands for their agreements with other governments.
Our people are an example of work and self-improvement. And we do not want nor will we allow more massacres of our people Pemón and Taurepan. We are willing to defend our freedom and territory by the hand of God and our people.