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World Venezuela: Guaido would have found refuge in the French embassy

11:10  05 june  2020
11:10  05 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken refuge at the French Embassy in the country’s capital, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. Guaido previously sought to shoot down the rumors, insisting he is “with the people.” “We cannot enter the premises of any country’s embassy whatsoever

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Juan Guaido, Venezuela © Provided by Le Point Juan Guaido, Venezuela

If it is proven, the information should not improve relations between France and Venezuela. According to Jorge Arreaza, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is in the French embassy in Caracas. A statement that comes three days after President Nicolas Maduro hinted that his rival had "hidden" in a diplomatic representation. “We cannot enter the premises of an embassy of any country, in this case Spain or France, and have the justice [force] arrest them by force. This is not possible, "said Jorge Arreaza, interviewed on the radio about the presence of another opponent, Leopoldo Lopez, in the residence of the Spanish ambassador, and that of Juan Guaido at the interior of the French Embassy. "We hope that these governments will change their minds [?] And deliver those who want to escape Venezuelan justice," he added. Jorge Arreaza deplored a "deeply irregular situation". "It is a shame for the diplomacy of Spain, it is a shame for the diplomacy of France what has happened, and they will pay the price very, very soon," he said. hammered.

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido who supported his attempted uprising last week.

The two countries are part of the fifty in the world which recognize Juan Guaido as interim president , rather than Nicolas Maduro, elected head of state according to them by means of serious irregularities. Monday, Nicolas Maduro had suggested that Juan Guaido could have "hidden in an embassy". His opponent had denied. "We are lying to you," he wrote on Twitter, indicating that he was "with the people." The Venezuelan government has repeatedly called Juan Guaido "fugitive", without ever specifying how he would have escaped an arrest warrant.

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Tensions around the French embassy

Diplomatic tensions appeared in May between Paris and Caracas over the treatment reserved for the French ambassador, Romain Nadal . Since May 2, Venezuelan police have been permanently guarding the street where he resides, and his residence is deprived of water and electricity. These problems "affect the normal functioning of our diplomatic representation", according to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The embassy, ​​however, continues to report on its activity. On Friday, Romain Nadal posted on Twitter a photo of his meeting with his newly arrived Russian counterpart, Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov.

Venezuela: opponent Juan Guaido reappears in public .
© Provided by Le Point Juan Guaido, Venezuela After several days of media absence, Juan Guaido, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, appeared in videos broadcast on Saturday by relatives. In these images made public by his team and by allied parliamentarians, he is wearing gloves and a protective mask because of the coronavirus pandemic. He walks near a line of vehicles in front of a gas station, while greeting and chatting with drivers.

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