On 2019, Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship approved a new project in Los Roques, which consists of the construction of eight luxurious tourist complexes that are being carried out on the shores of the islet and that seriously affect the marine life of the area.
The president of the Permanent Commission on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change of the National Assembly, María Hernández, classified this as an ‘attack’ on the Los Roques Archipelago. The regime’s project that has destroyed mangroves and the ecosystem of the area, which is classified as one of the best preserved and largest natural reservoirs on the planet.
The Environment Commission of the Venezuelan Parliament assured that the buildings approved by the regime not only violate the law of coastal areas in its environmental regulations but is also harmful to the species that are part of that habitat. Also, the plan presents the privatization of the local beaches.
On the other hand, the inhabitants of the Islands denounced the worsening of the shortage of water and electricity service while the works that rise a few meters from their homes, offer among their benefits power plants and unlimited access to fresh water through a desalination plant.
Hernández demanded that the dictatorship stop the constructions that threaten the natural heritage of Venezuela and asked for more information about the tourism project from the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute of Parks, however, she has not obtained answers.