Ecuador condemns deaths derived from blackout in Venezuela
On Saturday Ecuador deplored the deaths in Venezuela associated with failures in the supply of electricity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility said in a statement.
“Ecuador deplores the 79 deaths in Venezuela associated with the failure of electricity supply, blackout that has been more than 40 hours, this being the longest in its history,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ecuador deplora los 79 fallecidos en Venezuela asociados a las fallas de suministro de energía eléctrica, apagón que ya lleva más de 40 horas, siendo este el más largo en su historia: https://t.co/AL58tVWZl6 pic.twitter.com/cgNw7wWe9B— Cancillería Ecuador (@CancilleriaEc) 9 de marzo de 2019
The Ministry clarified that the data was obtained from the Twitter account of Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by some fifty countries.
In his profile of the aforementioned social network, Guaidó referred on Friday to the consequences of the failures in the electricity supply.
“Before the blackout today and power failures had claimed lives in our country. Maduro and his regime not only burn medicine and food, today they kill newborns. Each day that they usurp costs a lot to our country. Let’s continue with force so that the usurpation ceases, “he wrote.
He added in the message a data from a National Hospital Survey (ENH), which mentions “79 deaths associated with power failures.”
In the statement, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said today that the blackout that began Thursday afternoon still has no power to several areas of the country, causing significant damage to its citizens.
“Ecuador expresses its condolences to the relatives of the deceased and reiterates support for the government of interim president Juan Guaidó and hopes that the crisis in that country will be resolved by Venezuelans, through dialogue and reconciliation,” he added.
He stressed that the crisis must be resolved “by peaceful means and democratic participation, with unrestricted respect for human rights and with broad guarantees for international observation.
Last Saturday, Guaidó met at the Naval Base of Salinas with the Ecuadorian President, Lenin Moreno, who transferred the support of his Government to return freedom and democracy to Venezuela.
On January 23, Guaidó was awarded the powers of the Venezuelan Executive as president in charge when considering that Nicolás Maduro usurps the position and among the recognition of fifty countries that he harvested, there is the support of Ecuador. (I)