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They pay tribute to Orlando Figuera after 7 years of a vile hate murder

They recalled that in the event the face of racism and social hatred towards the most humble by the opposition extremism was glimpsed.

After seven years of the vile murder of the young Venezuelan, Orlando Figuera, for a crime called a hate crime and that is classified and punished in national laws, this Monday the Minister for Culture, Ernesto Villegas, together with the Assembly deputy National, Asia Villegas, the mother of the current martyr, Inés Esparragoza and other relatives, paid tribute to his memory.

“Inés embodies the Venezuelan woman who, after the greatest pain, is capable of finding a light of inspiration,” said Villegas, while reiterating all the support of the Bolivarian Government in always accompanying the demand for justice to be done for this very crime. atrocious.

He stressed that Figuera's mother was once revictimized and that now she must be vindicated in her just fight.

“There, classism, racial hatred and social hatred are mixed…discrimination against the poorest, the most humble,” said Villegas, who in turn recalled that Mrs. Inés Esparragoza was fired from her job at that turbulent time. for his life, without compassion and empathy.

“Poor soul of that boss, but you (Inés) lost that relationship and gained millions,” he stated.

For her part, the Afro-descendant leader, Nora Delgado, maintained that, “let us never forget how Orlando's life was taken from him as a result of hatred and racism by a guarimbera opposition that set him alight, who are the same subjects who now try to deceive the people of supposed democracy, but who will never return.”

It should be remembered that Orlando Figuera died in 2017 after being stabbed and burned by opposition protesters during the anti-government protests known as “guarimbas.”

Everything happened on May 20, 2017 in the Plaza de Altamira - in the municipality of Chacao, east of Caracas -, the nerve center of the most violent opposition protests in memory. They covered from April to the beginning of August, more than 130 days of guarimbas, of hooded young people, of barricades in the streets and of Molotov cocktails.

Deep and severe investigation into the death of Orlando Figuera

On May 21, Deputy Diosdado Cabello asked the plenary session to begin an investigation to find those materially and intellectually responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Orlando Figuera.

During his right to speak, the deputy expressed, with heartfelt words, the event that, in his opinion, has been the most brutal that has happened in Venezuela. 

In that sense, Cabello asked the AN for an agreement to repudiate the fact, considering that May 20 marks 7 years since the death of young Orlando Figuera, in the Altamira urbanization, “where a group of fascists from the opposition beat him.” , stabbing him and burning him alive, causing his death on July 4 of the same year, that these acts constitute another element of racism promoted by the fascist Venezuelan right," he stated.

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