Peru President Calls Venezuelan Crisis “Number One Issue in the Americas”

By: Karina Martín - May 12, 2017, 3:58 pm
Peru President Calls Venezuelan Crisis "Number One Issue in the Americas"
“We consider the support of countries in the Americas fundamental for Venezuela and the welfare of its people,” Kuczynski said after a meeting with Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Julio Borges. “There should be humanitarian, psychological and democratic aid.” (Twitter)

EspañolPeru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said the situation in Venezuela “is the number one issue in the Americas” at the moment.

“We consider the support of countries in the Americas fundamental for Venezuela and the welfare of its people,” Kuczynski said after a meeting with Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Julio Borges. “There should be humanitarian, psychological and democratic aid.”

“We will be present at each debate in an effort to seek a peaceful solution to these problems,” he added.

Kuczynski said Peru will make an effort to work with other countries that are also willing to collaborate on the Venezuelan crisis.


Borges reiterated in the meeting that Venezuela needs the help of countries that have historically been its ally.

“We need the determined help of Venezuela’s allies to add to the pressure that we are applying within Venezuela, together with international solidarity, to push those who have power in Venezuela to be open to a democratic solution,” he said. “What we need in Venezuela is peace achieved through elections.”

President Nicolás Maduro’s administration refuses to listen to the legitimate right of the Venezuelan people to have elections, he said.

“The situation is so serious and violent that the government is practically leading the country into a civil war,” Borges added.

“We have been protesting on the streets for more than 40 days, demanding the fulfillment of our country’s constitution so that we can have free elections, the freedom of our political prisoners, respect for the Parliament that was elected by 14 million Venezuelans and the opening of a humanitarian channel that allows medicine and food to reach a country in which Venezuelans go out in search of garbage dumps for food.”

Sources: El Comercio; Perú21.

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Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.

Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren

By: PanAm Post Staff - May 12, 2017, 3:20 pm
Grandparents March

Español Today, Friday, May 12th, hundreds of elderly protesters joined the "democratic resistance" and marched towards the Ombudsman's Office in rejection of the National Constituent Assembly summoned by dictator Nicolas Maduro. The mobilization known as the "grandparents march" is part of a series of protests against the Venezuelan government that have been continuing for over 42 days after the coup d'état undertaken by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in which it usurped the functions of the National Assembly. Read More: Communists Rally in Support of Venezuela's Dictatorship around the World Read More: Venezuelan Police Chief Finally Stands up to Paramilitary Chavista Thugs The march will be held in Caracas from the Plaza Brion in Chacaito, but will be replicated in several cities all over the country's heartland, such as Carabobo, Zulia and Delta Amacuro. Tweet: Today #12M grandparents will take the streets for Venezuela's future #ForOurGrandchildren. See you 10AM. Let's go to the Ombudsman's Office! "Grandparents" will be in charge of the mobilization under the slogan "for our grandchildren", who march on despite repression by the regime that has left 39 dead, hundreds injured and more than 2,000 detainees. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   This is how the "grandparents march" is developing Elderly opposition members mobilized to march and reject the dictatorial regime's Constituent Assembly. They want freedom. Tweet: #NOW Elderly people mobilized and marching #ForOurGrandchildrenGrandparents in rejection of Maduro's Constituency, they want freedom. The marchers in Barquisimeto are unstoppable, not even rain can stop them from continuing their march in pursuit of a better future for their grandchildren. Slogan of the day: "We want Losartan (pills for high blood pressure)!" The grandparents present assured that the Ombudsman fears them, after an encounter with another GNB and PNB barricade. No matter their limitations, grandparents came out to march for a better country. In Tachira, the grandparents march flooded the streets. Tweet: TACHIRA: GRANDPARENTS FOR FREEDOM march and overflow the streets in San Cristobal. This is how the march in Caracas is developing. Tweet: Grandparents who support the opposition crossed police control points and continue to march along Libertador avenue, 11:55am #12May. The grandparents along with the rest of the Venezuelan opposition are marching along Libertador avenue in spite of the regime's repression. The chief of the Bolivarian National Police decided to accompany the grandparents in the opposition march. Opposition members appreciate the officers' support. The regime started repressing the elderly by spraying tear gas. In the early morning, Caracas' inhabitants woke up with the surprise of having the city's main road (Francisco Fajardo highway) blocked. The area was the meeting point for the grandparents' march.

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