Deputy Olivia Lozano, president of the Foreign Policy Commission and member of the Delegate Commission of the legitimate National Assembly, stated that there have been serious demonstrations this week caused by lack of gasoline in all stations in the country, and insisted that the problem in Venezuela is systemic, where each event, situation or circumstance is linked and is closely related.
The deputy also added that, given the media censorship applied by the regime and the self-censorship of private media, social networks are the only window through which citizens can show their problems and express their dissatisfaction with the problem of gasoline, the deterioration of public services, availability of food and other necessities, and public health.
“Oil and its derivatives have been a multipurpose weapon that has served to buy consciences, votes in multilateral organizations, and impose social control.”
The dismantling of our oil industry as a result of corruption and laziness, which was once the third most important on the planet, has also had a dual purpose: justify the narratives of external hostilities; and subject our citizens to hours of queues, even weeks in the interior of the country, always with the purpose of keeping our citizens busy in solving basic needs and not demanding the core, the primordial reason, the origin of all things, the reason for all rights, which is nothing other than freedom and democracy,” said Deputy Lozano.
Continuing her reflection on the acute deterioration of the service infrastructure and public services, Deputy Olivia Lozano insisted that there is nothing fortuitous or spontaneous, everything is calculated and what is apparently circumstantial, is within the formula to achieve its evil objectives. For example, “the attack on our farmers in the countryside and the food industry is the attack on the supply line of food and foodstuffs for the maintenance of our population and and then be able to subject them through the dependence on social assistance programs controlled by the State, even if they supply very poor quality food, and for which legal proceedings and international sanctions are currently being carried out against henchmen who have taken advantage of relations with Nicolas Maduro’s regime, at the cost of the misery, hunger and the suffering of the most vulnerable Venezuelans,” the parliamentarian categorically stated.
Deputy Lozano also highlighted that the same happens with the electricity service: “The lack of maintenance to the country’s electrical network and the aqueduct system, beyond having distracted and misappropriated the funds destined for its maintenance and operation, has the ultimate purpose of keeping citizens busy trying to survive from day to day, dedicating themselves to scheduling their daily activities based on the intermittent supply the service, diverting their energies and primary efforts from their fight for freedom and democracy.”
“The way things stand under the criminal and sociopathic regime of Nicolas Maduro, and with the mentorship of the evil Cuban regime, it has managed to neutralize Venezuelans at the base of Maslow’s pyramid, where the most basic satisfaction needs are found: the need to breathe, drink water (hydrate) and feed; the need to sleep; to meet your physiological needs; the need to avoid pain; the need to maintain body temperature in a warm environment or with clothing. They have made the lives of Venezuelans waste away in the daily challenge that consumes them during all hours of the day,” she stated.
“Let’s not fall for a lie, the deterioration of public services is not a consequence of inefficiency and corruption. Inefficiency and corruption have been a strategy to achieve their deterioration and subject citizens to a state of survival and anomie,” said the parliamentarian.
Similarly, Deputy Lozano stated that the sectorial demand for better public services must continue to exist “we must not get used to this and we politicians, the legitimate representatives of the Venezuelan people, must be there to accompany them in their just claim and help to make visible and channel their discontent. Venezuelans no longer have time to aspire to be happy, to aspire to self-fulfillment … to aspire to be free,” she added.
Deputy Lozano insisted that the problem is systemic and multifactorial and that is how the dictatorship has designed it. “The dictatorship, with the tutelage of the perverse Cuban regime, has created a Hydra, a seven-headed monster that must be fought, and that is why President Guaidó has proposed, with the support of all of us and of the living forces of country, the National Salvation Agreement with its 3 lines of action: Internal pressure; External pressure; International Justice, to achieve fair, free, transparent and competitive parliamentary and presidential elections that allow the restoration of institutions and rescue democracy,” said the deputy.
“One of our obligations must be to put back at the center of the concerns of Venezuelans, the original values of all rights, which are none other than freedom and democracy,” concluded deputy Olivia Lozano.