Eduardo Battistini, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Interim Government of Juan Guaidó in Colombia, issued a statement to the Colombian ambassador in which he specified that the salary income of Venezuelans is the lowest in the region.
The president of the 2015 National Assembly, deputy Juan Guaidó, criticized the fact that, upon the arrival of the Colombian ambassador Armando Benedetti, he did not speak about the more than six million Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the world.
In this sense, Guaidó stressed that the ambassador was appointed by a democratically elected president, “Venezuelans fight for that right,” he stressed.
Upon his arrival in Venezuela, the ambassador sent by President Petro did not speak about:
⁃7 million migrants and refugees, Colombia receives the majority.
⁃Complex humanitarian emergency.
⁃ Displacement of indigenous communities by terrorist groups.
⁃Free elections. https://t.co/YNFr81k5RG
– Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) August 29, 2022
For his part, Eduardo Battistini, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Interim Government of Juan Guaidó in Colombia, addressed the Colombian ambassador designated for his establishment in Venezuelan territory in order to expose the economic and humanitarian situation that Venezuela is facing.
“This Venezuela that is waiting for him needs to be heard by Colombia, a country that under the leadership of President Gustavo Petro has raised the banner of life, respect for Human Rights and peace,” he said in a statement shared by of the social network Twitter.
respected ambassador @AABenedetti I want in these lines to tell you about the country that receives you today.
The Venezuela that suffers, that is hungry, that wants to vote freely and that needs to be heard.
I trust that you will accompany this fight for the rights of all Venezuelans pic.twitter.com/cBKQJEf6Lq
– Eduardo Battistini (@ebattistini) August 29, 2022
A note published by the whistle He pointed out that in the letter, Battisini specified that the salary income of Venezuelans is the lowest in the region and the fourth lowest globally, in addition to ensuring that “hunger reigns” in Venezuela, based on the latest National Survey of Living Conditions (Encovi), where it is stated that poverty levels reach 76.6%.
He also assured that there is economic instability in the country “which registers the worst inflation rates (…) today a Venezuelan needs to save two years and two months of minimum wage to be able to acquire the basic food basket for a single month,” he said.