The Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported through its official Twitter account, @CancilleriaVE, that this Tuesday, April 20, 205 fellow Venezuelans from the city of Lima in Peru arrived in the country, thanks to the Vuelta a la Patria program.
The post highlights that “a @LAConviasa flight arrived in Maiquetía from the city of #Lima with 205 compatriots who were in a vulnerable situation and were taken care off by the #PlanVueltaALaPatria for a safe return to their home.”
It is important to note that upon arrival in Venezuela, each passenger underwent a free Polymeric Chain Reaction (PCR) test to detect COVID-19.
It should be noted that Vuelta a la Patria is a social program created by President Nicolás Maduro that aims to offer support and encouragement to migrants who voluntarily express their desire to return to Venezuela, providing them with a free air trip back home.
#EnFotos 📸 | Arribó a Maiquetía vuelo de @LAConviasa procedente de la ciudad de #Lima 🇵🇪 con 205 compatriotas que se encontraban en situación de vulnerabilidad y fueron atendidos por el #PlanVueltaALaPatria para un retorno seguro a su hogar. #SoñemosEnVenezuela pic.twitter.com/LQGUgVfWx6
— Cancillería Venezuela 🇻🇪 (@CancilleriaVE) April 20, 2021
This initiative arises to provide support to those Venezuelans residing abroad who are in a situation of vulnerability or economic difficulty due to the harsh economic reality in those countries, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the plan also helps those affected by increasingly xenophobic policies implemented in recent years by right-wing South American governments.
Featured image: 205 Venezuelan migrants return on a Conviasa flight, free of charge as part of the Vuelta a la Patria program. Photo courtesy of MPPRE.
(Ultimas Noticias) by Olys Guárate
Translation: Orinoco Tribune