With the purpose of holding the XXVII Ibero-American Summit in Andorra this Wednesday, April 21st, framed within the premises of innovation for sustainable development, we address all the parliaments of the free world with the opportunity to express our greatest alarm and discontent at the presence of Nicolás Maduro at the aforementioned Summit.
We wish to rescue that the reasons why this multilateral forum was created in Guadalajara in 1991, as a response to the political will of the 21 member countries and later 22, after the incorporation of Andorra and today the host country, were none other than to formalize the historical link between Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula through dialogue, cooperation and solidarity, and consolidate it as one of the privileged spaces of the region, with a positive agenda – education, health, youth, culture and institutional strengthening – and with concrete effects for citizens through Ibero-American cooperation programs.
To this end, the deputies of the legitimate National Assembly elected in 2015, chaired by the Deputy and President in Charge of the Republic of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and especially from the Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy, Sovereignty and Integration, which he presides, we express our most forceful rejection of the presence of Nicolás Maduro Moros in the XXVII nd edition of the Ibero-American Summit, for being contrary to the ethical precepts of the Summit and for not representing the highest interests of the citizens or the Venezuelan State, because he has no legitimacy of origin and usurps power after a fraudulent call for elections without constitutional guarantees and which have not been recognized by the International Community.
Furthermore, it is worth highlighting and deserves special mention, that according to the reports derived from the UN Human Rights Commission and the Office of High Commissioner Michele Bachelet and the report of the Independent Fact Finding Mission on Venezuela, they conclude that they found in their investigations that there are reasonable grounds to believe that since 2014, the Venezuelan authorities and security forces have planned and carried out serious human rights violations, including extrajudicial executions and the systematic use of torture. These constitute crimes against humanity and Nicolás Maduro is directly responsible.
Similarly, it highlights that more recently the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, concluded, coincidentally, that civil authorities, members of the Armed Forces and individuals in favor of the Nicolás Maduro regime, have committed, at least since April 2017, crimes against humanity and are guilty of imprisonment, torture, rape and/or other forms of sexual violence and persecution of a group or community on political grounds.
For all the aforementioned, we consider that the presence and intervention of Nicolas Maduro at the Ibero-American Summit is politically, morally and ethically reprehensible, as it gives him a belligerence and a democratic perception that does not favor the search for peaceful solutions to the serious institutional and humanitarian crisis that Venezuela lives generated by this ominous regime, which has plunged our people into misery and forced the migration of 5.5 million Venezuelans.
We appreciate your attention and very respectfully ask to replicate our complaint while we request to promote our proposal to carry out free, transparent, verifiable presidential elections with international oversight, as the only way to achieve in the first instance to serve the most vulnerable and initiate the long road to institutional restoration and the constitutional and democratic rescue of our country.
We the deputies undersign:
Ángel Alvarez, Ángel Torres, Antonio Aranguren, Antonio Geara, Armando Armas, Armando López, Auristela Castillo, Biaggio Pilieri, Carlos Lozano, Conchita Mulino, Delsa Solorzano, Deyalitza Aray, Franco Casella, Freddy Superlano, Fredy Castellano, Gaby Arellano, Gilmar Campos , Guillermo Palacios, Ismael García, Jhony Rahal, José Hernández, Juan Vilera, Karim Verá, Lawrence Castro, Luis Florido, Luis Lippa, Luis Stefanelli, Macario Gonzales, Marco Aurelio Quiñones, María G Hernández, María Teresa Pérez, Marianella Fernández, Mariela Magallanes, Oneiber Peraza, Ramón López, Ricardo Aponte, Rommel Guzamana, Rosa Petit, Sandra Flores, Sergio Vergara, Sonia Medina, Tamara Adrian, William Dávila, Winston Flores, Yaneth Fermin, Yorman Barilla, Zandra Castillo.