More than 170 Venezuelans are transferred in two planes to their country from Ecuador

Venezuelan emigrants prepare to return to their country from Quito (Ecuador). EFE / Archive

QUITO.- More than 170 Venezuelans return to their country from the Ecuadorian cities of Quito and Guayaquil this Saturday, within the framework of the government plan «Vuelta a la Patria» with which they have returned to Venezuela from this country more than 2,800, informed Efe sources of the Venezuelan Embassy in Quito.

Two airplanes, one from the Ecuadorian capital and another from the coastal city of Guayaquil, on Saturday transfer more than 80 Venezuelan passengers each, who managed the request to return to their country through the Venezuelan consulates in both cities, reported the business manager of the Embassy in Quito, Pedro Sassone.

The responsible consular figure in 31 the number of flights at the regional level that have moved their compatriots to Venezuela since it began in the second half of 2018 this program by the Government of Nicolás Maduro fleta devices to repatriate Venezuelan migrants who Different circumstances are found in Latin American countries and they want to return.

At an international level, Sassone estimated the number of Venezuelans who returned with this repatriation program at 14,070 from countries such as Peru, Argentina, Chile in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, although the latter has prevented these flights from flying over their national territory in recent months.

Once in the national territory, the Executive of Maduro dispatches buses to transfer returnees to each region from which they originate.

The pressing economic situation inevitably linked to cases of discrimination pushes many Venezuelans to want to return to their country despite the situation of precariousness and high cost of living, which has become pressing with the worst blackouts in its history and lack of water potable.

The approximately 230,000 Venezuelan emigrants in Ecuador represent 1.3 percent of the country’s total population, which hosts more refugees in proportion to their territorial size and number of inhabitants, according to official data.

Ecuador has recognized Ambassador René de Sola, appointed by the self-proclaimed president and head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, whom he also considers the interim president of the Caribbean country, despite having a practical relationship with the embassy officials loyal to Mature.

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