The number two of ‘chavismo’, Diosdado Cabello, has accused the Spanish ambassador to Venezuela, Jesús Silva, of using the Embassy to “conspire” against the Government of Nicolás Maduro, which is why he has described him as a “bad guest” .
Cabello told his television show on Wednesday night, Con el Mazo Dando, that on the same day a meeting was held at the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, attended by diplomatic representatives of Chile, Mexico, and Silva himself. Argentina, the Netherlands, Poland and Lebanon, as well as the Vatican, the Red Cross, the European Union, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA).
“All this was done at the Spanish Embassy (…) Do not tell me no because I am going to take your photos,” he warned, even giving the license plate of the car with which the representative would have traveled to the Spanish mission. Mexican. “I have people who inform me out there,” he said.
The vice president of the ruling party, the PSUV, criticized that more than a dozen diplomats met “in a place used to conspire against Venezuela, such as the Venezuelan Embassy in Spain, where the fugitive from Justice, the terrorist Leopoldo López, is. “
“The Spanish ambassador to Venezuela is conspiring, he uses the Embassy to conspire … He is a bad guest, but of course he has a worse guest,” said the also president of the Constituent Assembly, referring to López.
The Venezuelan government spokesman, the Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez, already made Spain ugly last week to welcome López, whom he accused again of planning the ‘Operation Gideon’ to overthrow Maduro.
“All the planning elements that led to the armed military incursion were planned at the headquarters of the residence of the Government of Spain,” Rodríguez said, recalling the events of May 3 in La Guaira.
Already on Monday, Maduro threatened the Spanish ambassador with diplomatic sanctions for his alleged “complicity” with López and gave the EU ambassador to Caracas, Isabel Brilhante, 72 hours to leave Venezuela, after the community block approved new sanctions against ‘Chavista’ leaders. In response, the EU has called the Venezuelan representative to the community institutions, Claudia Salerno.
This new escalation is part of the renewed tensions between the Maduro government and the opposition led by Juan Guaidó for the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6, a key event because, if the opposition loses its current majority in the National Assembly, Guaidó he will also lose constitutional legitimacy to continue as the “president in charge” of the country.