This Tuesday, December 10, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced the Colombian authorities, currently chaired by President Iván Duque, for exaggerating the number of Venezuelan migrants to obtain resources from international organizations.
“They exaggerate the figures, to rob the world, to ask for money from international organizations, such as the United Nations,” said the head of state in a meeting held with country’s mayors.
Meanwhile, the head of Colombian Migration, Christina Kruger presented his resignation letter on Monday and some reports point at the handling of a recent deportation of 56 Venezuelans accused of begin “agitators”. The Colombian official posted contradictory comments about his resignation but at the end, went with the one indicating that he “wanted to spent time with his wife and kids.”
#8Dic | 🇨🇴 Christian Kruger renunció a su cargo como director de Migración Colombia.
👇 El funcionario llevaba cinco años al frente de la entidad.
"Yo seguiré trabajando al lado de mi esposa y mis dos hijos, a quienes quiero dedicarle más tiempo", dijo en una carta abierta. pic.twitter.com/J6DCKkpqx9
— El Diario (@eldiario) December 8, 2019
“The government of Colombia says “4 million Venezuelans went to Colombia,” do you know how many buses it takes for 4 million Venezuelans to leave? One hundred thousand bus trips,” he said.
He also questioned the figures presented by some right-wing governments in the region regarding migration: “The government of Ecuador says, “in Ecuador there are 4 million” and that of Peru comes out with, “in Peru there are also 4” and that of Chile, “there are 4 here too” that is, no one lives here in Venezuela, that is ridiculous.”
Translated by JRE/EF