Renowned Venezuelan influencer Orlenys Ortiz posted a series of tweets showing the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB)’s social work, where she notes that ‘when they lie to you saying that the FANB has not provided social aid in La Victoria, show them this. We can see a colonel here with the community, showing up, assisting, protecting.’
Several videos are posted together with the tweet, which show the Government’s assistance to the population of the town, which has been attacked by Colombian irregular groups for the past few days in order to destabilize and wreak havoc, but they were neutralized in clashes with the FANB.
The influencer also shows how free crossing by canoe from Arauquita to La Victoria is still open, and families are returning to the community and are being assisted by the regional government and Bolivarian troops.
Meanwhile, reporter Daniel Quintero shows a video in which it is evident that there is peace in the region, but the Venezuelan military forces are still deployed to guarantee the population’s safety in case of possible attacks.
After the clashes that broke out on March 21, Colombian senior officials and the media started a smear campaign to accuse the Venezuelan Government of being accountable for the situation in that bordering state and blamed the attacks on them.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday condemned Colombia’s position, and said that the stance taken by Colombian officials and media reaffirms how effective the FANB’s operations are.