From October 11th to the 13th of this year the Presidential Commissioner of Venezuela to the United Nations Organization and deputy of the National Assembly, Miguel Pizarro, attended in the German city of Saarbrücken, the 71st Annual National Congress of the Junge Union, a youth organization which articulates the Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the Bavarian Christian Social Union. The event was attended by more than 1,200 guests including, parliamentarians, ministers, and presidents from around the world to discuss the main political challenges facing youth.
Commissioner Pizarro began his speech by referring to the fact that he was there representing the hundreds of political prisoners who are illegally imprisoned as a result of the persecution by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship. “I am speaking here on behalf of Deputy Juan Requesens who currently has been 420 days in prison for political reasons. Likewise, I am here speaking on behalf of the National Assembly of Venezuela, the only legitimate power that exists in my country, and of President (E) Juan Guaidó”.
Similarly, Pizarro reiterated the negative consequences of the Complex Humanitarian Emergency in Venezuela: “Almost 10 million people need humanitarian assistance within Venezuela. Nearly 5 million people have emigrated in recent years, making us the second worst immigration crisis in the world after Syria. This situation is not due to a war, a catastrophe or a natural disaster, this is the reponsibility of an oppressive, corrupt and negligent regime.”
“Thank you for all the effort you have made to make visible what is happening, to talk about freedom, democracy and justice. Fighting for freedom in Venezuela is fighting for freedom throughout the world. To fight for justice in Venezuela is to become part of the generation of never again”, said the Commissioner.
Pizarro also stated that: “What is happening in my country today is an example of what we do not want to be repeated. I am certain that in a couple of years we will see each other again and find ourselves in a different situation not as an example of a dictatorship but as an example of democracy and change. I know very well that I will return to my country in democracy, that I will return to my country in freedom”.
“This is for you, Juan. On behalf of the National Assembly of Venezuela and on behalf of each political prisoner. We will continue to raise our voice in all parts of the world”, were the closing words of Commissioner Miguel Pizarro.