The speech marks Nicolas Maduro’s return to the world stage after his absence last year as political tumult embroiled the country.
At least 13 people have been killed and over 400 wounded during widespread disturbances after a video released on social media showed Ordonez being repeatedly tasered by police during a street arrest.
The wave of violence erupted over a video showing two officers holding down a 43-year-old man being tasered as he begged them to stop and highlights long simmering tensions over excessive use of force by police.
The resurgence in violence has put a spotlight on the ruling Democratic Center Party, which opposes the peace deal with left-wing militants.
The messages are disparate, ranging from the sign-of-the-times standard "Everything's strange" to slogans like "Public health for all".
“It’s not easy to be away from your country. At times one only comes to suffer, to withstand mistreatment, hunger - and economically things aren’t good.”
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A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
Signs of mounting hunger are already being felt around the region, where desperate citizens are violating quarantines to go out in search of money and food and hanging red and white flags from their homes in a cry for aid.
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"There isn't money left to buy food, let alone pay rent," said Ramirez, who plays music in the streets of Colombia to help allay some costs.
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