Venezuelan women trafficking in Guyana is denounced
NGO stated that women are forced to work in mines and to practice prostitution
The president of Guyana Women Mining Organization (GWMO) Simona Broomes denounced the case in the Guyanese newspaper Stabroeknews, and she also asked the authorities to address the situation.
Broomes said that she testified the "difficult situation" of these Venezuelan women, and described it as a "big problem." She said that she denounced the situation to the Guyana's Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster, and the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.
Venezuela's Embassy in Georgetown has given no opinion in regards to the situation. It is also unknown if, in order to rescue and to give to Venezuelan women consular service, the Venezuelan Embassy has asked for information from Broomes or the Guyanese authorities.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.