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Ambassador Carlos Vecchio urges governments of the region to act against dangerous threat of alliance Maduro-narcoterrorist groups
(Washington, 07.09.2019) .- The Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, urges the governments of the region and world democrats to act together against the dangerous threat to peace, stability and the security of the hemisphere that represents the alliance between the criminal regime of Nicolás Maduro and the narcoterrorist groups, such as the dissent of the FARC and the ELN.
Vecchio spread on Saturday in its social networks a report of the Semana de Colombia Magazine where the complaints that the governments of Presidents Juan Guaidó, Venezuela, and Iván Duque, Colombia, have been making about the protection offered by the Maduro regime provides to narcoterrorist groups in Venezuelan territory, from where criminal and terrorist acts are planned and committed.
The document revealed by the Semana Magazine says that Venezuela is an immense headquarters for these groups, and with their support the militias and guerrilla groups are trained, being financed with the exploitation of the mining arc, with extortion and kidnapping.
Stresses the report that the Chief of the Strategic Operational Command of Venezuela, Admiral Remigio Ceballos, sent a circular to all subordinate military units, where he reports that “by order of Nicolás Maduro, they should avoid engaging in confrontation with personnel of the red groups in the areas of training and supply (…) until new order ”. Also instructed “provide logistical support and training”
For Ambassador Vecchio, “the usurper Maduro acts in violation of national security and tries to impose on our FAN orders that must be unknown by unconstitutional and violating sovereignty. No Venezuelan, let alone the FAN, must risk his life to protect drug trafficking. ”
The Venezuelan diplomat in Washington insisted on the call for world democrats to act urgently and collectively to stop the threat posed by the alliance between Maduro’s criminal regime and narcoterrorist groups. “The region must act jointly under international instruments to stop this threat. While Maduro persists in power, the possibility of altering regional peace is a present threat. Not doing so is seriously compromising the stability of the hemisphere. ”