The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, offered this Thursday a general balance of the actions developed to attend to the communities and families affected by the rainfalls in various entities of the country, anticipating that states Zulia and Anzoátegui are the most affected so far, the latter with the overflow of the Neverí River in Barcelona.
During this journey of the Special Plan of Works and Balances of the States Affected by the Rainfalls, the national president emphasized that in a civic-military-police union, multidisciplinary teams and specialists in risk management remain deployed throughout the country in order to protect the village.
Recalling that tropical wave No. 41 is still in full swing in the country, he affirmed that thanks to the development of preventive plans, a greater impact has been avoided due to the inclemency of these natural disasters.
Respect for the FANB:
Through various television contacts, the head of state made a tour of states Zulia, Mérida and Anzoátegui in order to verify the current situation due to the rainfalls in these entities.
In this regard, he rejected the campaign established in the state of Mérida by spokesmen for the Catholic Church, aimed at discrediting the work of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), deployed from the outset in response to the contingency:
“What our military men (are doing) is saving is the innocent, helping the one who needs it. I ask respect to the Bolivarian National Armed Forces. Enough already!” He stressed.
He added that he instructed minister for public works Raúl Paredes to supervise the works that still need to be carried out in Mérida:
“In social networks, the support the Armed Forces are giving to the communities in Mérida, Zulia, and the other affected states is not shown. They have brought food and supplies to the families who have been cut off”, he criticized.
Regarding Anzoátegui state, the protector of the entity, Luis José Marcano, pointed out in a telephone contact that the rural areas of Barcelona were affected by the flooding of the Neverí river, estimating that about a thousand homes suffered flooding, and so they have set shelters in order to house people who had to temporarily abandon their homes.
The president of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMEH), José Pereira, pointed out that due to the precipitation in the Neverí basin were registered 17 millimeters of water per square meter as a result of flooding in those spaces in previous days, which caused that for the moment, after the exit of tropical wave number 41, 50 liters per square meter of liquid were accumulated.
Maduro: “Capitalism destroyed the planet”:
In this context, President Nicolás Maduro affirmed that the capitalist system has caused the climate crisis that today affects different nations in the world.
During his speech, the Venezuelan head of state took for example the city of New York in the United States, as well as the People’s Republic of China and India as the most affected zones by the troughs caused by tropical waves:
“Capitalism has destroyed the planet,” he sentenced, referring to the damage done by a model known for his indolence in this matter.