The head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, said on Saturday that the government of Nicolás Maduro ordered the reopening of border crossings with Colombia due to pressure from citizens.
For the ‘pressure of citizens (because) there is a need latent throughout the country,’ said Guaidó before journalists when asked about the measure that Chavismo announced yesterday and that came into force today, when the pedestrian crossing was reactivated between the Venezuelan state of Táchira and the Colombian Norte de Santander.
Guaidó recalled that as the economic crisis deepened in the country, more Venezuelans began to cross that border daily to look for food and medicines that are scarce in Venezuela or to emigrate.
A ‘that border can move to find food, seek medicine (…) unlike here in Caracas and throughout Venezuela where there is nothing for corruption, “he said.
The leader of the Parliament toured this Saturday poor neighborhoods of Miranda state, near Caracas, next to former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.
At the end of these walks offered a speech in front of dozens of supporters in which he accused Maduro, whom he considers a dictator, of the ‘seven million Venezuelans who are today on the verge of death’, in reference to that number of people that according to the United Nations needs humanitarian assistance.
On the other hand, when asked about the possibility of a new meeting in Norway with representatives of the so-called Bolivarian Revolution to advance in the construction of a political dialogue, he reiterated that these talks will be resumed to the extent that it is possible for Maduro to leave the country. power.
“When there is a new meeting in Oslo, it is because we will be closer to the cessation of usurpation, the transitional government and free elections. When we are ready to take a step in that direction and the regime is, well, there will be a new meeting, “he said.
Venezuela is going through an escalation of political tension since last January, when Maduro swore a new term of six years after winning elections that were branded as fraudulent by the opposition and are not recognized by much of the international community.
In response, Guaidó proclaimed himself interim president arguing the Venezuelan Constitution and has been recognized by more than 50 countries, with the United States in the lead.
Venezuela will ask for a visa for Peruvians
Nicolás Maduro’s government reported Friday that in reciprocity it will also ask Peruvians for a visa to enter Venezuela from June 15, the same day that Venezuelans will begin to need a visa to enter Peru.
“In application of the principle of reciprocity, it has decided to request the nationals of Peru to obtain the corresponding visa to enter Venezuela as of June 15, 2019,” according to a statement released by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.
The so-called Bolivarian revolution advanced in the brief writing that will public awareness by digital means ‘(website, social networks) and through direct information in the embassies and consulates of Venezuela in the world the necessary requirements for the granting of said visa’ EFE .