The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, made a new call to the international community to speak out before the growing wave of violence suffered by the people of the Republic of Colombia, under the complicit silence of the Government of President Iván Duque.

Through his account on the social network Twitter, @jaarreaza, the Head of Venezuelan diplomacy urged regional organizations and the United Nations (UN) to “react immediately to stop the killing of innocents”, he wrote.

No nos cansaremos de llamar la atención de la Comunidad Internacional sobre la tragedia social que vive el hermano pueblo de Colombia. El @Indepaz certifica 53 masacres sólo en 2020. Insistimos:la región y la #ONU deben reaccionar de inmediato para detener la matanza de inocentes

— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) September 8, 2020

Faced with the certification by the Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), of 53 massacres so far in 2020, Foreign Minister Arreaza stressed that “we will not tire of calling the attention of the International Community to the social tragedy that the brother people of Colombia are experiencing”.

Only this Monday, eleven people were killed in three massacres reported in the departments of Antioquia (northwest), Bolívar (north) and Cesar (northeast), adding to the massacre that occurred this Friday, September 4, in the rural area of ​​the municipality of Buesaco, village of Santa Fe, Nariño, when four people were killed.

On Friday, a new indigenous social leader was also assassinated in the department of Nariño in Antioquia, eastern Colombia, with which the number of homicides of social leaders in the New Granada nation has increased to 205 during these first nine months of the year.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela