Venezuela will request Spain for extradition of Leopoldo López

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Wednesday that Venezuela will request the government of Spain to extradite the fugitive from justice Leopoldo López, for his connection with the terrorist acts generated in the Cota 905 (sector of Caracas).

“We have the evidences, the scientific and investigative teams of the Prosecutor’s Office thus have proven it (…) There will not be impunity in Venezuela”, emphasized the head of state.

In making these remarks, he stated that “the government of Spain cannot be an accomplice of terrorism and violence against the Venezuelan people”.

During a work journey dedicated to the productive activities of the country, the national president instructed the Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, to communicate with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José Manuel Albares, and formalize the request for the extradition of fugitive Leopoldo López: “Showing him all the evidence and proof we have gathered”.

Maduro reaffirmed that Leopoldo López is the main promoter of coups d’etat and violent actions in Venezuela, as a promoter of “guarimbas” (riots), terrorism and now this criminal violence.

“For this reason we are going to insist on the government of Spain to respect the International Law and not becoming an accomplice of terrorism and violence against the peace of Venezuelans, we are going to do it, because only with peace can a country advance”, stressed president Maduro.

“No one can come to cover up criminals, despite any political and diplomatic ideological differences, another thing is for them to foster that actions of violence, terrorism and proven death are conducted and financed from Madrid, we have the evidences, our Office of the Attorney General of the Republic with its teams, have already corroborated this and the Venezuelan State is acting based on the Law”, concluded Maduro.