In yet another act of political derring-do, National Assembly President and acting President of Venezuela Juan Guaido defied a travel ban the Nicolas Maduro regime tried to impose on him and resurfaced in Bogota, Colombia, where he was greeted with the red carpet of visiting heads by President of Colombia Ivan Duque.
In Europe, Guaido hopes to turn a recent anti-Maduro vote in the European Parliament into more sanctions, financial and personal against Maduro and other persons from his regime.
Guaido will denounce the regime’s links with international terrorism during the Hemispheric Summit against terrorism now taking place in Bogota. Donald Trump’s special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams arrived there Monday morning and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo is also expected.
Monday morning, the summit was installed with Guaido in the official picture right next to Duque. Subverting Maduro’s strategies and avoiding the regime’s traps has now become second nature to Guaido, whom the regime has tried to arrest and unseat as head of the Assembly using both bribes and violence, but to no avail.
The regime has so far kept quiet about Guaido’s latest escapade. Since 2019, the Maduro-controlled Supreme imposed an international travel ban on Guaido, but the leader has flaunted it, yet again.
Guaido is getting ready to continue towards the United Kingdom, the Benelux region, France and now, reportedly, towards Washington DC, where he is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House. All of the countries Guaido plans to visit and some 50-plus more, recognize him as the rightful ruler of Venezuela since January 2019, when he claimed the mantle of interim President, arguing that Maduro’s 2018 reelection had been unlawful.