The First Lady of Venezuela, Fabiana Rosales, mourned the death of a Venezuelan family when they tried to cross the border into Colombia in search of food.
“It causes deep pain to know that another Venezuelan home is in mourning as a result of the humanitarian emergency,” Rosales said in a message posted through her social network accounts.
The head of the Office of the First Lady reported that in this tragedy Mr. Pedro Ascanio (65), his grandchildren Yadira Pérez Ascanio (14) and his brother Anderson Pérez (10) lost their lives, when they drowned trying to cross the Táchira River into Colombia.
Furthermore, she specified that the three victims were seeking to stock up on the food that they were denied in Venezuela due to the deep economic crisis generated by the regime for more than 20 years.
“A dictatorship that impedes that humanitarian aid is received to alleviate the emergency,” she said.
Faced with the increase in the crisis, the First Lady said, “Venezuela is once again in mourning at such a tragic event. It is urgent that the borders be opened and aid be allowed for the nation that suffers the consequences of evil and corruption.
“Enough of families splitting and homes mourning,” she concluded.