The president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, decreed this Monday three days of national mourning for the unfortunate death of Venezuelans in the Güiria tragedy, where to date, 11 bodies have been found, including adults and minors.
The victims were fleeing Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship of on December 6th in a ‘peñero’ (open fishing boat) bound for Trinidad and Tobago, but they were returned from the island State and were shipwrecked on their return.
On December 12th, 2020, 11 Venezuelans were found dead, including adults and minors, 6.3 nautical miles from the coast of Güira, and there are other possible victims still missing.
“This terrible tragedy occurs as a consequence of the massive exodus to which Venezuelans have been forced as a result of the actions of the usurping regime. In its eagerness to preserve power has plunged our citizens into the worst humanitarian crisis in our history, forcing them to putting their lives at risk by leaving the country in an insecure as a way to better conditions for themselves and their families,” said President (e) Guaidó.
The Venezuelan head of state extended to the families of the victims, on behalf of his administration and citizens, the most heartfelt words of condolence.
The Venezuelan president assured that he will use whatever diplomatic means may be necessary to express the discomfort of the Venezuelan people at the deplorable attitude of the immigration authorities of Trinidad and Tobago.