Maduro launches Safe Homeland security plan
Nicolás Maduro admitted that the most important issue the Venezuelan society has to solve is high crime rates
From the Honor Courtyard of the Bolivarian Army Military University, Maduro admitted that the most important issue the Venezuelan society has to solve is high crime rates. He said that crime is also hitting other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Initially, the plan will be implemented in the 79 municipalities with the highest crime rate. "It's up to the FANB, the Army, the People's Guard, the Bolivarian National Police, the Scientific, Criminal and Forensic Investigation Agency, and the Bolivarian Intelligence Service. I am calling you to serve your country. You have to act with more awareness, passion, commitment and love," he told the troops.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.