“Trinidad has been the most perverse in its treatment of our people.”
That’s according to Venezuela’s National Assembly, following the attack of teenager Stefani Flores.
Luis Parra, president of the organisation, condemned the incident via a statement on Thursday and has demanded justice.
Parra said: “Venezuelans who have emigrated, because of the crisis, have been subjected to xenophobia and hatred in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and many more. However, the Government of Trinidad has been the most perverse in its treatment of our people.”
He added: “In Trinidad, hundreds of Venezuelans have been imprisoned, subjected to isolation and even forced labour; on that island our nationals have no rights whatsoever. It is necessary for the national state to protest against such treatment.”
Parra stated that, “Venezuela cannot allow its children to be attacked and even killed without reason in other countries. I remind the nations that host Venezuelans that they are protected by International Law.
Two men attacked Flores on August 11, sometime after she boarded a taxi to go to San Fernando. She was stabbed several times before being thrown out of the vehicle.