Nearly 5,000 Venezuelans killed in Latin America during migration wave

Nearly 5,000 Venezuelans killed in Latin America during migration wave

The special commission of the National Assembly (AN/Parliament) of Venezuela that investigates crimes against migrants assured this Tuesday that 4,918 Venezuelans have been murdered in several Latin American nations within the framework of the migratory wave that the oil country has lived in the last decade, although the instance did not clarify the exact period of the report of these cases.

“We can say that to date we have 4,918 Venezuelan men and women who, unfortunately, have been murdered in Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian and other territories of the region,” said the president of this legislative commission, Julio Chávez, in statements to the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).

Chávez assured that they have the data of each registered murder and the names of the victims, as well as the location where the events took place, “which allows the possibility of raising the case before the International Criminal Court (ICC)”, this according to a press release from the AN.

Likewise, he indicated that the commission he chairs is working on a bill to “reintegrate migrants who massively wish to return” to the Caribbean nation.

“We are studying the policies to receive and reinsert these migrants. The 70% that we have registered in Argentina are willing to return to Venezuela and the same happens with migrants in other countries. We are adapting the Venezuelan legal regulations to reinsert them”, he pointed.

This special commission, always according to the AN, was installed last November and is in charge of investigating crimes against Venezuelan migrants.

According to the latest update of the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V), on July 12, approximately 6,150,000 people have left the oil country, of which 5,090,000 live in America Latin and the Caribbean.

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