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Haley talks foreign policy during the tours Venezuela border
Un Ambassador Nikki Haley describes sanctions against North Korea, Russia, and Iran, and also Venezuela humanitarian crisis.
CUCUTA, Colombia – Maria Elena Lopez Gonzalez left her home in Venezuela three months ago. She said she wants to earn enough money here to return home, and then bring her young son to Colombia.
“We have a lack of food and medicine. Children are dying because of the lack of medicine. The seniors are going to die because of the lack of medicines,” said Lopez Gonzales of the conditions in your home. “We can’t find any food. Everything is overpriced, and that is why the majority of Venezuelans are on the run from the situation.”
Millions have left Venezuela since the collapse of the oil price in the year 2014. In the Colombian border town of Cúcuta, government officials, tens of thousands of Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge, said that in Colombia every day. Some stay, others move on to different countries in the region, and many return to Venezuela after receiving food and medicine from relief agencies.
To go during a tour of auxiliary measures in Cucuta on Wednesday, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed the crisis on the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his socialist regime and said: “it is time for Maduro.”
“We need the international community to understand that the United States – Yes, we have $60 million, and we will give 9 million US dollars more today – but this must step each and everyone must be loud against Maduro and the strength to leave him,” Haley told Fox News interview in an exclusive TV.
Those who said of the crisis, the situation is getting worse and worse.
“I was among the people caught in torrential rain and I have not found shelter. I live in the streets,” said Lopez Gonzales. “We want to solve all of these problems, we want free handouts, we want to work with.”
Other said, that you flee a repressive government.
“We are politically persecuted, we have been persecuted by this government. To escape everyone that has been followed has had from the government,” said a Venezuelan man cross the bridge, and in Colombia. “We have left our country in search of a new horizon, because they want to kill us, they killed our families, and hide everything around the world is happening in Venezuela.”
This weekend there was an assassination attempt on Maduro. It failed, and several Venezuelans in a Catholic kitchen in Cucuta, said the Maduro regime among its citizens, suppressed for the trial.
Despite the assassination attempt, Maduro remains in power, the crisis continues and the daily March of the refugees accumulated in the Colombian border cities.
“We want a better future for our families,” said a Venezuelan man in the crossroads in Colombia. “We are all professionals.”
Rich Edson is a Washington correspondent for Fox News Channel. He previously served as Fox Business Network’s Washington correspondent.