Updated:03/27/2020 02: 10h
Nicolás Maduro has ordered his Foreign Minister to make arrangements with the Government of Pedro Sánchez and Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya, after assuring that Leopoldo López, from the country’s embassy in Caracas, “Knew and agreed” on alleged conspiracy plans to assassinate Chavista leaders. «I have told Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to take steps with the Government of Spain to take action on the matter because from his embassy in Caracas he is conspiring to kill political and military leaders of Venezuela (…) The fugitive from Justice, Leopoldo López, is using the facilities of the embassy to conspire, ”Maduro denounced this Thursday night from the Miraflores Palace.
“Cliver Alcalá said that the plan to kill us was directed by (Juan) Guaidó and that Leopoldo López, from the embassy, knew everything, was aware of and agreed,” said the Chavista leader, after the United States filed criminal charges on Wednesday. against him for drug trafficking, and for which he has asked for a reward of $ 15 million for his capture. He also assured that he will continue to protect Venezuela, “despite the fact that you want to kill me, you who listen to me, know who.” Alcalá was Major General of the Venezuelan Army and is now one of the most wanted Chavistas in the United States, along with Maduro and Diosdado Cabello, for being “the criminal and corrupt Maduro regime,” as the Attorney General (Minister of Justice) has said. from the USA, William Barr.
Leopoldo López has been a guest in the residence of Ambassador Jesús Silva Fernández since May 1, 2019, when he escaped from the Venezuelan justice that had him imprisoned in his own home, to participate in the civic-military uprising carried out by Guaidó at dawn. of April 30, but when it was not successful, the leader of the Popular Will party entered the ambassador’s residence, located in the convulsed Caracas, on his own feet. For a long time, the name of the Venezuelan leader seems to be disturbing chavismoHence, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, on her sudden visit to Spain last February, complained about López’s presence at the diplomatic’s residence, as revealed by ABC.
According to these sources consulted by this newspaper, Rodríguez reportedly informed the President of the Spanish Government of the discomfort caused by the Chavista government. already so prolonged presence of Leopoldo López in the residence of ambassador Silva Fernández. At that time, ABC contacted Spanish diplomatic sources to find out if there had been any kind of pressure to expel the Venezuelan politician, but the same sources declined to comment.