When Colombia opened its border to Venezuelan refugees, it caused a rise in homicides in Colombia. But the people being killed were: the Venezuelans. New research by @briangknight of @Brown_Economics and @atribinu of @BancoRepublica —>
Under Maduro, poverty levels in Venezuela have spiked. It is now the poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 96% of Venezuelans living in poverty and 97% unsure of where their next meal will come from.
Special Representative Elliott Abrams: Free elections & a return to freedom, the freedom and prosperity that Venezuelans used to have, are possible. And the United States will continue to support the Venezuelan people until that day comes. #EstamosUnidosVE
Venezuelans in neighbouring countries are among those worst affected by the fallout from the pandemic. Economic deterioration in the host countries could further impact the livelihoods of migrants, leading to increased poverty and food insecurity. More ➡️
During the #COVID19 pandemic, we're not always able to be with our friends. Today we celebrate friendships that know no borders. These young Venezuelans know that feeling. We hope you do too. ❤️ #FriendshipDay
The future of Venezuela is a matter for Venezuelans. 's call for more sanctions on Venezuela is wrong. We oppose outside interference in Venezuela, whether from the US or anywhere else. There needs to be dialogue and a negotiated settlement to overcome the crisis.
The majority of Venezuelans and the leading democracies in the region have called for the exit of foreign security and intelligence forces from Venezuela and reiterated the rejection of Maduro’s usurpation of power.
Venezuelans have made clear that the current path toward democracy is irreversible. Venezuela’s military has a choice: embrace democracy, protect civilians and members of the democratically-elected National Assembly, or face more man-made suffering and isolation.
Thousands of Venezuelans are peacefully gathering near La Carlota Air Base in Caracas, demanding the Venezuelan military support democracy & the delivery of humanitarian aid. A stream of military officials have decided to stand by the people & against Maduro throughout the day.
Masked thugs, civilians killed by live rounds, and the burning of trucks carrying badly-needed food and medicine. This has been Maduro’s response to peaceful efforts to help Venezuelans. Countries that still recognize Maduro should take note of what they are endorsing.
Tonight please pray for & the thousands of Venezuelans who will face danger & difficulty in the hours ahead. May God give them strength. And may he change the hearts of military leaders so that they protect not repress their fellow countrymen.