The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations (UN), Michelle Bachelet, again manifests in her report on Venezuela, the systematic violation by the Maduro regime of the human rights of Venezuelans.
This was stated by the Deputy for Lara State, Luis Florido, at an information point that he requested to highlight the recent report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, that again reflects what has been something we must not get used to, the systematic violation of human rights in the country.
“For example, the document reflects an income of between $2 and $5 U.S dollars for two-thirds of formal workers, who are mostly part of the public sector, when the basic food basket is worth $299.45 dollars. Therefore, a worker in the public sector earns on average a little more than 2 U.S. dollars a month and would have to work 150 months to buy a monthly basic food basket,” explained the assemblyman from Lara State.
He said that other aspects that the High Commissioner considers in the report is the violation of healthand healthcare rights, the non-universalization of vaccines, so that everyone can have access to them, highlighting the exclusion that has occurred on this matter at home.
He pointed out that in terms of education Bachelet emphasizes the abandonment of basic education by 50 percent of students. Also of the absence of teachers, who obviously do not see in the salary they receive a worthwhile compensation that corresponds to the for the work have to do.
He highlighted one aspect that the report points to on the violation of human and environmental rights, specifically the abuse of indigenous communities and the indiscriminate exploitation in the Mining Arc in the Orinoco and the ecocides caused by oil spills all over the contry.
“In other words, the report reflects the systematic violation of the rights of Venezuelans, in addition to the 5.4 million who have been forced to emigrate and who also end up with their rights violated.”
He remarked that this situation is clearly seen in the Lara State, the population suffers from the precariousness of public services, such as, for example, the crisis of water, electricity, cooking gas, transportation fuels and the abandonement of the healthcare sector.
“We see how women in labor end up giving birth, not in a hospital or a clinic as it should be, but in any place. The sick do not attend healthcare centers because these do not have medical supplies, not even a band-aid to care for people. They cannot cook with gas, but with firewood, there is no transportation, they do not have enough money to buy the products of the basic food basket,” said Florido.
He added that there is evident malnutrition throughout the population because they do not eat the necessary nutrients, most of what they eat are carbohydrates and very little or no proteins and vegetables, because they do not have purchasing power to buy these important foodstuffs for the growth and development of humans.
“We have a country devastated by the systematic violation of human rights and that is why it is our duty to recover our economic, political, and environmental rights, the human right that we have to the freedom that we are building. We continue to fight because we are committed to the recovery of democratic institutions, as we have been working on throughout the negotiation process, trying to reach an agreement for the good of Venezuelans.”
Finally, he specified that the Democratic Unity will continue to fight so that this report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, which reflects the country’s serious complex humanitarian crisis, in the next few years shows important advances and solutions to problems.
“Above all, that there is no impunity for those victims and human rights fighters who are persecuted today, and that have to be respected anywhere in the world. We continue in the struggle and advancing with this legitimate National Assembly in the reconstruction of democracy and the right that we all have to change, through voting, our reality,” concluded Mr. Florido.