Constituent: Xenophobic attacks in Peru seek to isolate Venezuela


CARACAS (Sputnik) – The attacks of xenophobia that Venezuelans suffer in Peru are protected by the Government of that Andean nation, to diplomatically isolate Caracas and prevent the free movement of its citizens, said in an interview with Sputnik the member of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Julio Chavez.

"Those xenophobic attacks that are occurring in Peru come directly from the Government, from its institutions, from its Armed Forces … all those xenophobic attacks from the State seek to isolate diplomatically, to prevent Venezuelans from mobilizing," he said.
On September 28, a group of Peruvians marched in the town of Tacna (south) against the entry of Venezuelans to that nation, who are accused of committing crimes, a situation that has increased hatred of migrants.
In the opinion of the member of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), attacks against Venezuelans will generate a reaction of citizens in the world who reject the imposition of a xenophobic policy.

"That will generate a response from the peoples of the region, who are not really willing to accept that a xenophobic policy be imposed from governments, because that is contrary to universal rights and international law and flagrantly violates all the regulations of peaceful coexistence, "he said.

Given the events that have been recorded in recent days, the Venezuelan Government set up the consular mission in Lima, so that its nationals can denounce any attack of xenophobia of which they are victims in that nation.
"The Venezuelan citizens in Peru have the staff of our diplomatic and consular mission in Lima to attend and process their complaints against discrimination and xenophobia. The Human Rights of our compatriots will be defended with dedication and rigor," said Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza .
In addition, on October 2, the Government of Nicolás Maduro condemned that Peru prevented the entry into that country of magistrates of the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ).

The officials arrived in Lima to attend the second preparatory meeting of the XX Ibero-American Judicial Summit, which takes place in that country until October 4.

Upon arrival at the airport, the immigration authorities notified the TSJ officials that they could not enter the country and were forced to return to Venezuela, under the grounds of "immigration restrictions ordered by the Government of Peru."
Chavez believes that the attacks from Lima, are due to the rejection of the Government of that nation for the social policies that President Maduro advances in Venezuela.
"This is Venezuela, a government that from the point of view of social policies is unsurpassed in the region (…) We are a bad example for neoliberal policies, we are a kind of threat to these neoliberal governments and try to isolate Venezuela, on this basis creating a xenophobic situation that recalls fascist practices, "he said.

The Venezuelan Executive also denounced on September 28, that the Peruvian Government and companies hindered the supply of fuel for the humanitarian flight of the program called Plan Vuelta a la Patria, through which they would repatriate 100 nationals who hope to return to their country.

Political crisis

The ANC member said that the political crisis that Peru is going through is part of the "decomposition" of the Lima Group.
"That political crisis that has been unleashed in Peru is an expression of the contradictions and decomposition that is looming within the Lima Group, since they are unlinked governments of their peoples, dragged into imperial interests, which does not care at all about welfare of their people, they are more attentive and pending to bulge their pockets, to rely on corruption, "he said.
The Lima Group, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, was created in 2017 to end the crisis in Venezuela.

Most of the group member states support the opposition leader and self-proclaimed president in charge Juan Guaidó.

Chavez said that Peru "following the guidelines of the US Department of State has been attacking and politically and diplomatically assaulting Venezuela."

The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, ordered the dissolution of the Congress of the Republic and convene legislative elections on January 26, 2020.

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