22.6 C
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021

Maduro promises to arrest Juan Guaido

Harassment of National Assembly President Juan Guaido will continue after the promise from Nicolas Maduro to arrested him.


One year ago, Juan Guaido claimed as interim president of Venezuela. At first, Maduro tried to ignore him, but now the younger politician has the backing of more than 60 countries and the company from the U.S.

“The day in which the courts of the Republic send out the mandate to arrest Juan Guaido for all of the crimes he has committed, that day he will go to jail. That day has not arrived, but it will come,” promised the normally agitated Maduro.

You must read: Juan Guaido returns to Venezuela after an international tour

The questioned president Nicolas Maduro has the power of the courts and the police -according to activists and the opposition- and publicly announcing that a political rival will be arrested, as the case of Leopoldo Lopez in 2014 and others before and after him.

Already, Guaido’s uncle Juan Jose Marquez, a professional pilot, is in custody accused of bringing explosives from Portugal to Venezuela on a commercial flight. Portugal and the airline said that the flight was clean because the President of Venezuela -meaning Guaido- was on board and extra precautions taken in Lisbon.

And putting people in jail for political reasons is a Maduro specialty: while his predecessor Hugo Chavez only kept like a dozen of them, Maduro has almost 400 according to local NGO Foro Penal.

- Advertisement -

Guaido arrived Tuesday in Venezuela after three weeks on an international tour in which he met DonaldTrump at the White House and Boris Johnson in London during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The tour included meetings with European heads of state like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, as well as hemispheric leaders like Justin Trudeau and Ivan Duque.

Behind the news that you just read, there is another story. The story of a team of journalists who appreciates independence, just like you. A team who has the commitment to unveil injustice and the abuse of power. But to keep doing it, we need your support. Join our cause: to make the kind of journalism that shows you the facts and keeps you awake.SUPPORT JOURNALISM THAT SHOWS YOU THE FACTS AND KEEPS YOU AWAKE


What expect from Venezuelan National Assembly in 2020?

This January 5 begins a new period in Venezuela National Assembly, and it seems Juan Guaido will be reelected as Parliament...
Tu indignación es necesaria
Hazte Aliado