The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Julio Borges, said that the oil spill in the Gulf of Paria, Sucre State, on August 13th, 2020, was the worst accident of this kind in the last 20 years of Venezuelan history.
He also explained that Nicolás Maduro’s regime is to blame for the collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry.
“In the last few days we have witnessed the worst oil spill in more than 20 years in Venezuela, a tragedy resulting from the destruction of the oil industry,” he said on Sunday through his personal Twitter account.
Borges said this ecocide not only affects Venezuela, but could affect more countries in the region.
“This type of situation could affect neighboring countries, the Venezuelan crisis has all kinds of implications for the region,” he concluded.
On August 13th, 2020, a ship loaded with approximately 1,300,000 barrels of crude oil suffered a slight list and produced the spill that generated the ecocide in part of the Venezuelan coast.
Last Wednesday, the Commission of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change of the National Assembly (NA) pointed out that this is the third known oil spill in the year.
Los últimos días hemos sido testigos del peor derrame petrolero en +20 años en Vzla, una tragedia producto de la destrucción de la industria petrolera.
Este tipo de situaciones podrían afectar a países vecinos,la crisis vnzolana tiene implicaciones de todo tipo para la región.
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) August 16, 2020