During May 4 and 5, in Miami, deputies, politicians and ministers from more than 20 countries of the world met in order to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The Freedom Forum, sponsored by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation of Sweden and The International Democratic Union (IDU), opened the space to address the concern of nations about the escalation of violence and repression that is lived in the streets of the main cities of the southern country.
The international commission was composed of officials and former officials from Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Paraguay, El Salvador, Argentina, Venezuela and others.
Among the representatives who expressed their concern is the Secretary of Parliamentary Relations of Argentina, Paula Maria Bertol, who spoke on the escalation of human rights violations by Venezuelan state security agencies, controlled by the regime of Nicolas Maduro .
The high Argentine official said that President Macri has been emphatic in the defense of the protesters, claiming that there is justice, interceded by international organizations, but above all to continue denouncing the abuses and human rights violations that exist.
In representation of Venezuela, Carlos Vecchio, national coordinator of the Voluntad Popular party, Carlos Berrisbeitia, deputy of the National Assembly and Mitzy Capriles de Ledezma, wife of the metropolitan mayor and political prisoner, Antonio Ledezma, joined the discussion. They explained from their testimonies that the international community has done much to create pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s regime, but they urged member countries of the forum to continue to support the Venezuelan people.
«These are critical but decisive moments for Venezuela, we need the support of all of you,» said Vecchio, who is the international leader of the party founded by political prisoner, Leopoldo López.
Among the conclusions of the discussion days of the forum, he emphasizes the firm position of the present officials to continue pressing to the international organisms to defend the Venezuelan population that adds more than a month of uninterrupted protest to demand general elections and the attachment to the thread Constitutional and democratic in the country.