The Venezuelan political leader and Presidential Commissioner for the Center of Government of the interim president Juan Guaidó, affirmed that the government of Trinidad and Tobago violates the Refugee Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by expelling to the sea Venezuelans who reach the country seeking refuge.
This statement was made by López during a special television program hosted by Colombian President Iván Duque in which was discussed , among other points, the attention to Venezuelan migration in the framework of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
López pointed out that Colombia is an example for the world of how a migrant population should be cared for in vulnerable conditions. An example that contrasts with the position of the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which has systematically acted contrary to international agreements and causing, in many cases, death and suffering to innocent people.
“We are proposing to raise this discussion to international bodies such as the OAS,” said López, emphasizing that it is necessary to protect Venezuelans inside and outside their country, and at the same time fight against Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship that has been the cause of the exodus of more than 5 million people.