Guaidó asks Petro to accompany Venezuela's fight for democracy

Guaidó asks Petro to accompany Venezuela’s fight for democracy

The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó expressed this Sunday that he hopes that Gustavo Petrowho won the presidential elections in Colombia, maintain “protection” for Venezuelans living in the country.

“Colombia is today the home of two million Venezuelans who fled in search of a future. We advocate that the management of the new president Gustavo Petro maintain the protection of vulnerable Venezuelans in his country and accompany the struggle of Venezuela to recover its democracy,” said the former deputy on his Twitter account.

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Guaidó congratulated the Colombians and recognized the “solidity” of its democratic institutions, “fundamental to peace and justice”.

“Venezuela and Colombia are brother countries with the same roots and historical struggles. In these years that bond has become closer, in the midst of adversity. We Venezuelans will always appreciate President Iván Duque’s support for migrants and the fight for democracy“, held.

Colombian immigration authorities delivered one million regularization documents to Venezuelan migrants since the implementation of the Special Temporary Protection Statute began a year ago, which aims to regularize almost two million Venezuelans in Colombia.

“Today we can say that One million Temporary Protection Statute cards have already been physically delivered into the hands of these migrants.”assured on June 1 the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, in a statement.

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Earlier, the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Madurocongratulated Gustavo Petro for his victory in the second electoral round.

“I congratulate Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez for the historic victory in the presidential elections in Colombia. The will of the Colombian people, who came out to defend the path of democracy and peace, was heard. New times are in sight for this sister country,” the president wrote on his Twitter account.

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