Before national and international media, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Félix Plasencia, presented evidence of the theft of assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, by the illegal representatives of former deputy Juan Guaidó with support of the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020):
“This is the biggest capo of this gang of international criminals”, he said referring to Guaidó, while asserting that these actions will have criminal consequences.
The list of criminals includes characters such as Arturo Vilar Esteves, Rafael Cáceres, Henry José Rivas Pérez, Maro Martínez, Winston Flores and José Gregorio Cumare.
In this context, he thanked and congratulated the Bolivian Government for the recovery of part of these assets that were “stolen, destroyed and outraged” at the Venezuelan diplomatic headquarters in the city of La Paz:
“We thank Bolivia for the recovery of these 11 vehicles, which are the property of all Venezuelans in our diplomatic mission”, he also specified that cultural assets, protected archives and works of art were destroyed.
Minister Plasencia also denounced that the structured gang entered the sisterly country not only to violate diplomatic relations between the two countries, but to build an illegal route to facilitate the sale of false papers to Venezuelans residing in the Andean nation.
Venezuela demands return of goods in Washington:
On the other hand, the Venezuelan diplomat took the opportunity to demand the Government of the United States, specifically the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to instruct the corresponding and responsible authorities to respect the rule of law in the North American country, so that are returned to the Venezuelans the Diplomatic assets, the headquarters of the Venezuelan Embassy and the residence in the capital city of Washington.
These spaces were also “outraged, invaded and stolen from the Venezuelan people. They must be returned to the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro, to the constitutional government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, I demand it as the country’s representative for international affairs”.
He also urged the judicial authorities of the Kingdom of Spain to respect the requirements of the Venezuelan legal system and extradite criminals who “escaped and flee from Venezuelan justice and currently reside in that country.”