"The main cause of Venezuelan emigration is socialism of the 21st century," said sociologist Tomás Páez, coordinator of the Global Project of the Venezuelan Diaspora; responding to Nicolás Maduro's comments admitting to a "brain drain" in the country.
The Venezuelan dictator said on Wednesday, March 14, there existed a massive "brain drain" in Venezuela, and also confessed that the diaspora is seeking to "improve their life abroad."
"There are some young people who have left Venezuela with the idea of improving their life abroad. It's okay, go and come back because they will not find a better country than Venezuela," said Maduro.
But Maduro conceals that most migrants are doing so to escape the dictatorship and its disastrous consequences.
"The Cause of Venezuelan Emigration is Socialism"
According to studies of the Global Project of the Venezuelan Diaspora, since Hugo Chávez and his successor Maduro came to power, more than three million citizens have decided to leave Venezuela. The main causes, it says, are insecurity, impunity, and of course, the unprecedented economic crisis.