The presidential commissioner for the Center of Government Leopoldo López and former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe met for several hours within the framework of López’s visit to Colombia.
López and Uribe agreed on the need to increase the necessary national and international pressure mechanisms against Maduro’s dictatorship in order to promote a political change in Venezuela that serves to restore freedom to its people. This position is also shared by President Iván Duque, who has denounced Nicolás Maduro before the International Criminal Court and, together with more than 50 countries, has recognized the legitimacy of the Interim Government of President Juan Guaidó.
López and Uribe spoke about the Venezuelan migration crisis which, according to official OAS figures, already exceeds 5 million people who have been forced to leave the country in search of aid and refuge. Furthermore, both regretted the news of the shipwreck that occurred off the coast of Güiria, where innocent men, women and children who were trying to escape the crisis caused by Maduro’s dictatorship lost their lives.
“The only way to end the suffering of the Venezuelan people is to put an end to the main cause of that suffering,” concluded both leaders, referring to the Venezuelan dictatorship, which has been denounced by the UN Human Rights Council and by the International Criminal Court as the perpetrator of crimes against humanity.
Reunidos con @AlvaroUribeVel, un buen amigo de la lucha por la libertad de Venezuela.
Hablamos sobre la necesidad urgente de salir de la dictadura para poner fin al sufrimiento de nuestro pueblo que hoy llora por la muerte de hombres, mujeres y niños inocentes en Güiria pic.twitter.com/GoYf5wRFct
— Leopoldo López (@leopoldolopez) December 15, 2020