National Security insists Venezuelans wanted to go home, signed documents before departure

The Ministry of National Security is seeking to make it clear that the 82 nationals of Venezuela who were repatriated on the weekend, all said they were willing to go home and had signed documents to this effect.

The Ministry's statement comes after a backlash over the decision to send the Venezuelans home, given the social, political and economic climate in Venezuela at this time.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of National Security.