Peru condemns violent acts against protesters in Venezuela

14:27 | Lima, Jan. 25.

Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio on Friday condemned Nicolas Maduro dictatorship's use of violence in Venezuela, which has left at least 26 dead, as well as many others injured and detained.

The official called —via Twitter— for respect of Venezuelan citizens' fundamental rights in order to ensure a peaceful transition to democracy

The Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (OVCS) reported that, so far, 26 people have died in four days of anti-government protests in the Bolivarian nation. 

An OVCS source said that 180 demonstrations have broken out in the past three nights. 

Most of them were carried out in poor areas of Venezuela. Some turned violent, although authorities have not confirmed any victims or damages yet.  

On the other hand, non-governmental organization Foro Penal —which leads the defense of political prisoners in Venezuela— indicated 328 arrests were made across the nation between Monday and Wednesday. 

Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry also expressed its support for the National Assembly chairman, who assumed the post of Interim President in response to Maduro's illegitimate regime

According to Guaido, his swearing-in took place within the framework of the fight against the usurpation of power in Venezuela. 

Likewise, other countries have voiced support for him, such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Paraguay through the Lima Group.

Thus, Peru banned the entry of Maduro and 99 members of his regime —including their relatives— to its territory.


Published: 1/25/2019
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