Rachelle Krygier and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Published 6:35 am PDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 People wait in line to apply for passports in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 18, 2018. People wait in line to apply for passports in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 18, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Manaure Quintero. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Manaure Quintero. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 People wait in line to apply for passports in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 18, 2018. People wait in line to apply for passports in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 18, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Manaure Quintero. A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela? Nothing to see here, government says. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery CARACAS, … [Read more...] about A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela? Nothing to see here, government says.
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(TELESUR ENGLISH) – The Venezuelan foreign minister slammed the hypocrisy of offers of humanitarian aid to Venezuela by the same countries that imposed the harsh sanctions. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Monday that “there is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela,” but rather an “economic crisis,” as a consequence of the sanctions and the blockade exercised by sectors of the international political right against the South American nation. “It is greatly cynical of those who would blockade Venezuela to (then) offer humanitarian aid afterward,” Arreaza said during the 39th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, where the situation in Venezuela was discussed, in reference to harsh sanctions against his country by the U.S. and the European Union. The diplomat’s statement corresponds to what was expressed in the report of independent expert Alfred-Maurice de Zayas during the session. “We request on behalf of the people … [Read more...] about Jorge Arreaza: There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela
Authorities in Curaçao must protect people who are fleeing the human rights crisis in nearby Venezuela and put an end to the appalling conditions they face upon reaching the island, said Amnesty International in a report published today. Detained and Deported: Venezuelans denied protection in Curaçao presents compelling evidence that foreigners have not been able to apply for international protection in Curaçao since July 2017 and details a number of alleged human rights violations committed against people from Venezuela, who face detention and being sent back in breach of international law. “It’s a disgrace that the Curaçao government has not established an effective procedure for people to seek asylum. Instead of turning their back on the people fleeing a desperate crisis in Venezuela, the authorities in Curaçao must guarantee the rights of all asylum seekers and refugees in need of international protection,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, … [Read more...] about Amnesty International: Curaçao authorities are denying protection to people fleeing the crisis in Venezuela
WASHINGTON, USA — The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday analyzed at a special meeting “the migration crisis” in Venezuela and, following the meeting, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro announced the creation of a working group to analyze the migration issue, which will be chaired by exiled Venezuelan politician David Smolansky. Almagro, who requested the meeting, noted that “there are millions of Venezuelans who have fled the country with the hope of reestablishing their most basic rights. No country can face this wave of migrants and refugees in isolation. The approach must be collective following the principle of shared responsibility.” At the meeting, the assistant executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), María Claudia Pulido, referred to the measures that the IACHR recommends as a humanitarian response to the “serious crisis that has forced the migration of … [Read more...] about OAS announces creation of working group on migration crisis in Venezuela
The crisis in Venezuela poses a threat to the security of the United States and countries in the region, US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Thursday, and “the US will not stand idly by while Venezuela collapses.” The Vice President made the remarks in a joint address with Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno in Quito. “It is remarkable to think that, once one of the most vibrant countries and economies in the Western hemisphere, Venezuela is now essentially a failed state and the Venezuelan people are suffering,” said Pence. The United States will work closely with Ecuador and other “freedom-loving countries” in the region to confront “the ongoing collapse of Venezuela into dictatorship, deprivation and despair” that has resulted in a mass exodus of over 2 million people and has empowered drug cartels and human trafficking, he said. “I am anxious in our discussions to find new and renewed ways that we can work in … [Read more...] about Pence: Crisis in Venezuela threat to US, regional security