Over 1,695 Venezuelans repatriated through Plan Vuelta a la Patria
This Sunday, 52 members of the indigenous Yukpa people of Venezuela, who had been in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia for four months, returned to their country.
Fifty people were transferred in two buses, arriving in Táchira state, in their native country. After a medical check-up, they will be transferred to Machiques, where the Yukpa community resides.
To date, 1,695 nationals have returned to Venezuela from Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Panama and the Dominican Republic thanks to the Plan Vuelta a la Patria, promoted by President Nicolás Maduro.
This past Saturday, in addition, a group of 90 Venezuelans arrived from Peru. In this regard, Chancellor Jorge Arreaza said that “the air bridge that President Nicolás Maduro instructed will continue to be active in several countries of our America.”
Many of the nationals who decided to return to their country have reported mistreatment, discrimination and xenophobia in the countries to which they migrated; according to several testimonies.
At the same time, they contrasted the reality that they had to face with the illusion of a better life abroad that international media often tries to impose.
“Things are not as they are painted, there is no free medical attention, I did not get a job because of my age (…) Thank God, for this Plan Vuelta a la Patria” said one of the citizens who returned from Peru.
The Plan Vuelta a la Patria is aimed at offering support to Venezuelans who want to return voluntarily to their country.
It is expected that a plane will arrive from Argentina next Monday, according to the vice president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge