In Venezuela, human rights were part of the Venezuelan democratic legislation, although their compliance was questionable, particularly during the social explosion of 1989 known as "Caracazo". The current Constitution recognizes, expands and elevates them. However, there are cases where it has become evident that these have been violated. The right to life, to food, to education, to a healthy environment, to health, to land, to personal integrity, to justice, to personal freedom, to participation.
The report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court have highlighted the serious violations of the fundamental rights of Venezuelans.
A Moment of Reflection & Prayer
We offer this moment of prayer in the mysteries of the Rosary, asking Jesus for his peace and justice for all peoples, especially for Venezuela.
In a moment of silence we ask the Lord’s forgiveness for:
- Our attitudes of injustice and those that have not built peace in our home, in our places of study and employment, in our communities, in our country and in humanity.
- We apologize for the little care we give to creation and the environment, not welcoming it with a spirit of evangelical poverty that invites us to be grateful, to value and care for goods and to be in solidarity with those most in need.
- Also because of our indifference to those who suffer and live the cross of social injustice and to the world that is exhausted and extinguished, before our passive gaze.
Information provided by the Justice and Peace team of the Dominican Family in Venezuela.