Venezuelan NGO feels frustrated at impunity on February 27
The Committee for the Relatives and Victims of the Events of February and March of 1989 (Cofavic) affirms that the events are unparalleled in the region
"There is not a single conviction for these events; still, the remains of missing people have not been fully identified and handed over to their relatives."
In a press release, the Committee for the Relatives and Victims of the Events of February and March of 1989 (Cofavic) lamented that each anniversary is used by the authorities "to announce legal actions, open exhibitions and unveil monuments without consulting the victims," instead of "finding the individuals liable for the slaughter and setting the truth of what happened more than two decades ago."
The NGO contended that "no democracy in the Americas has spent 24 years to disclose the masterminds and perpetrators of a huge massacre such as the Caracazo. In addition, they have failed to identify the remains of missing people."
When we look at the issue of human rights in Venezuela and the relevant reports submitted each year, a clear pattern emerges, namely, the impunity following the violation of rights such as freedom of expression, political rights, and the right to life and personal integrity, which has Venezuela consistently ranking among the lowest scorers in assessment indices.