Declaration on Venezuela
XXVI Congress of the Socialist International, Madrid
25-27 November 2022
The Venezuelan crisis has had global repercussions. The resulting humanitarian emergency has driven more than seven million Venezuelans out of their country. Today the Venezuelan issue is of vital importance for Latin America, for the entire Western Hemisphere, and for various countries in Europe.
In Venezuela, civil liberties have deteriorated, poverty and inequalities have increased. For the Socialist International, overcoming the Venezuelan crisis in peace and freedom is an ethical as well as a political imperative.
We welcome the restart of negotiations in Mexico with the facilitation of the Kingdom of Norway, and the hope that the signing of a social agreement represents. Any progress in this process is an important step in improving the living conditions of Venezuelans.
We urge the parties to reach a comprehensive agreement that allows Venezuelans to have a dignified and full life, creating an institutional framework that is at the service of all citizens, with full guarantees for the exercise of all their rights.
The definitive resolution of the Venezuelan question requires the holding of democratic, free and verifiable elections.
From the Socialist International we will continue to accompany all the efforts that lead to the democratic and peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis.