In an interview with the international news agency EFE, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, negatively called the latest us mancing sanctions on Venezuela.
“They have been hard, too broad, and if they harden further, the only thing that remains to be expected unfortunately is greater migration, because poverty is going to be exacerbated,” he said.
He also stressed that the visit in July yielded positive results, because there were possibilities to interact with all the social and political actors of the country, government, opposition and civil society.
He also recalled the conversation he had with the President, Nicolás Maduro, about the importance of installing a technical cooperation office to address some areas they requested.
Contacts between the Bolivarian Government and the UNITED States
The UN high commissioner for human rights said she welcomes contacts between Venezuela and the United States. “It is good for governments to talk, whether officially or informally. I’m convinced that all you don’t have to do is cut bridges. It doesn’t mean you have to agree, but you do have a space where everyone thinks about their point of view.”
In this sense, the UN civil servant hopes that an agreement will be reached and that the international community of useful signals for dialogue, “I believe that the solution has to be among Venezuelans”.