In a meeting with the President in Charge of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, the Deputy and President of the Mixed Commission in Defense of the Esequibo and the Atlantic Façade, Williams Dávila Barrios, reiterated that Nicolás Maduro’s regime failed completely in the defense of the sovereignty of the Republic.
At the meeting held this Monday, April 19th, where they consigned the “White Book: The Venezuelan claim of the Esequibo” to the highest representative of the interim Government, Dávila specified that while the AN continues to make a titanic effort to raise awareness among national and international public opinion that the Esequibo territory belongs to Venezuela, “the Maduro regime has never guaranteed territorial security.” He put as an example of this not only the controversy over the aforementioned territory, but also what happens daily on every border and now with the specific case of the massacre that has been registered in the State of Apure.
“This action by the legitimate parliament reiterates, once again, the nationalist character of the deputies that will never tire of defending a territory that has never ceased to be Venezuelan despite its dispossession more than a century ago (…) On the other side are those who have never raised their voices in defense of our territory,” he pointed out.
Furthermore, Dávila Barrios warned that Maduro’s administration makes up “a hodge podge constitutional amendment” to include the Esequibo as a territory, which is nothing new. He also blamed the lack of forcefulness of the Chavismo-Madurismo that caused that today the dispute is in the International Court of Justice.
“They never did anything to defend the Esequibo, they were never present in the struggle of this National Assembly that even went to the island of Anacoco, because they only seek to wash the face of the dictatorship,” the political leader stressed.
In relation to this meeting with the Executive, Dávila announced that they will develop a national awareness plan, with important audiovisual materials aimed mainly at schools and universities as well as exhibitions on the subject aimed at organized civil society so that the nation as a whole potentiates the ownership of this territory, “what Maduro’s regime has not done due to geopolitical interests imposed by Cuba.”