The top official pointed out that Caracas is the object of a media and symbolic war against it “to exclude it from the tourism radar.”
Padron referred to the obstacles faced to promote Caracas as a tourist destination, because there was a discrediting campaign to overshadow the qualities of the city and prevent foreign visitors from choosing it as a destination.
However, he emphasized that after the implementation of the program for Russian visitors to Caracas, they say that what they like most is the experience in the neighborhoods.
The minister’s statements follow the official establishment of the new symbols for the metropolis, recently approved by the National Assembly, used by some sectors of the opposition to unleash a new campaign against the regional and national government.
On Sunday, at an official ceremony, the new flag of Caracas was hoisted on top of the Waraira Repano National Park, as a reaffirmation of identity before the regional symbols, consulted with the population before being approved by Parliament.
The coat of arms and the flag that represent this city were those inherited from the Spanish colony, with their respective symbols of domination, whose replacement was a long-standing desire of its inhabitants.