Venezuelan security forces have arrested the chief of staff of the leader of the opposition Guaidó. To him, the participation in a terrorist accused of cell. The USA and the EU demanded the immediate release.
The arrest of the chief of staff of the self-appointed Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaidó has triggered international protests. US Vice-President Mike Pence demanded the immediate release. "We will hold the Parties to account," he tweeted. Pence said that the U.S. government will not accept that President Nicolas Maduro representatives of the "legitimate government arrested in Venezuela or intimidating".
the EU Also urged that Guaidós chief of staff Roberto Marrero "will be immediately and unconditionally released". The EU is doing to the Venezuelan authorities "to its safety and integrity," said EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York, the United Nations had to learn "with concern" of Marr Eros arrest. "We renew our appeal that all of the actors in Venezuela to take immediate action to reduce tensions and avoid any action that could lead to a new escalation".Alleged involvement in an assassination plot
Venezuelan interior Minister Reverol raised serious accusations against Guaidos chief of staff.
Marrero had been brought in the night on Thursday of masked employees of the secret service out of his house. He was involved in a terrorist cell and is directly responsible for the organization of criminal groups, said the Venezuelan interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol.
The terror cell is said to have hired mercenaries from Colombia and Central America, to overthrow, through targeted assassinations, the country into Chaos. The Minister showed a picture of two weapons, which should have been in the possession of Marr Eros, and in the case of the RAID to ensure. The General Prosecutor's office of the country informed, Marrero'll be accused of being in an assassination attempt against President Maduro involved.
Guaidó accused in a first reaction, the secret service, Sebin, to have the weapons in use in Marr Eros house deposited. The leader of the opposition, since the previous weekend on a tour through Venezuela, interpreted the arrest as a sign of the weakness of Maduro's. "Either he does not dare to arrest me, or he didn't Say that," said Guaidó. A few high-ranking intelligence officers had called him to assure him that they were not involved in the arrest of its employee.Trumo is keeping all the options open to
Maduro and Guaidó has been going on for months in a power struggle. Guaidó had declared in mid-January during a rally of the Opposition to the interim President. He is recognized by about 50 countries, including the United States, a number of Latin American countries, Germany and other EU States. US President, Donald Trump reiterated on Tuesday that in the confrontation with Maduro all options - including military - on the table remained. Trump, a further tightening of economic sanctions against Venezuela threatened to do so also. The U.S. government decreed an Oil embargo on the 28. April come into force. Maduro speaks of an economic war against his country.