The regime of Nicolas Maduro He has been denouncing for weeks that a coup d’état is being articulated from Colombia. This weekend, the Chavista vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, has gone further by ensuring that the Government of Pedro Sánchez conspires together with his Colombian counterpart Iván Duque to “destabilize” Venezuela. Through his Twitter account, Rodríguez accused the Spanish Government after the visit that the Foreign Minister will make was known, Arancha González Laya, to Cúcuta (border town with Venezuela) to verify the situation of Venezuelan emigrants.
This is the first time that the Chavista regime has made an accusation of this magnitude against the Sánchez government. Previously, Maduro has referred to Spain to denounce that the country is covering up Leopoldo López, whom his government calls a “terrorist”, after the opposition leader left his country in October, bound for Madrid, and after the Chavismo deactivated some supposed explosive devices in the surroundings of the National Assembly, after assuring that it was a terrorist plan in which the Venezuelan opposition would be involved.
«The Government of Pedro Sánchez inherits the extremism of Trump, shelters the notorious terrorist and extremists in Spain and articulates with Iván Duque coup and destabilizing plans against Venezuela from Colombia, “was the sentence of Vice President Rodríguez on the social network.
González Laya’s visit to Colombia obeys to commitments established in a diplomatic agenda with the Duque Government to learn first-hand about the situation of Venezuelan emigrants in Cucuta. The foreign minister is expected to travel on February 25. On this tour, the minister will also hold meetings with authorities and representatives of organizations that emerged from the peace agreement, local officials and companies.
On Thursday, the president of the Chavista National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, held a press conference to allege that Leopoldo López would make a trip to Colombia to meet with James Story, United States ambassador to Venezuela, but dispatched to Colombia, who would give him “instructions” to carry out a new attack on the oil country. According to Rodríguez, Story would have cited opponents Julio Borges, foreign minister of the interim president, Juan Guaidó; to Carlo Vecchio, Guaidó’s ambassador to the United States, and to former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales.
Along the same lines, the parliamentarian said that Iván Duque has turned Colombia into a “great paramilitary camp, a den of terrorists from where the most horrendous crimes against Venezuela are planned.” An accusation that was also made hours later by the Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López.
Rodríguez said in January that the Chavista Parliament would send a commission to Spain to request an investigation against Leopoldo Lopez for supposedly using accounts that would be located in other countries. At that time, the deputy said that he was going to demand that the Courts inquire whether the money that López handles comes from “what he stole” from the assets frozen abroad recovered by Guaidó.
For his part, the opposition leader Juan Guaidó extended a recognition to President Iván Duque, and through an agreement approved by the opposition Parliament recognized Colombia for its support for Venezuelan emigrants, after the Temporary Statute for the Protection of Venezuelan emigrants in Colombia was approved, and which will be valid for a period of 10 years.