Libertad y Progreso officially repudiates the way in which Nicolás Maduro’s government is steamrolling over the rule of law and individual rights. His government is increasingly authoritarian and the people of Venezuela are suffering for it. So called 21st Century Socialism has degenerated, as expected, into corruption, hunger, persecution, the destruction of production, jail for dissidents and death.
We appreciate the Argentine government’s stand against Maduro’s government and support measures to penalize its members, the armed forces that support it, and their Cuban mentors. However, citizens who are bravely engaged in trying to limit the government should not be punished.
Likewise, we request that our government should facilitate the entry and inclusion of those citizens of Venezuela who choose to leave their country because of this regrettable circumstance.
Besides, in the months presiding Argentina’s legislative elections in October, it is important to remember that before 2015, Argentina was transiting the same unfortunate path that led Venezuela to the chaotic situation it now faces. We hope Argentines remember these events and do not choose to return to that path when voting.