Spain has relations with both Venezuela's presidents, and partly the regime's Nicolás Maduro, and to the president of the national assembly Juan Guaidó, Spain as well as some 50 other countries, recognized as the country's legitimate head of state.
the Night of Thursday, the Spanish embassy in Caracas against Venezuela's most prominent opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who the other day were freed from his house arrest by security forces loyal to Juan Guaidó. López was sentenced this year to 14 years in prison for ”terrorism and murder”. The prosecutor in the case has recently admitted that all the evidence against him fabricerades.
On Thursday evening the news came that Spain does not intend to respond to the requirement from Venezuela and communicate López to the regime in Caracas. Spain assumes that Venezuela respects the embassy immunity, called it in a statement by the newspaper El Mundo.Image 1 of 2 Photo: Christian Hernandez/AFP Slide 2 of 2 the national guard shoots tear gas at demonstrators in Caracas, during the first of may. Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP photo Slideshow
the International contact group, established by the prime minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez to try to win the Maduro regime's consent to a general election, has the support of the united states.
It has not yet achieved any visible results, but let's understand that ”things are ongoing”. Negotiating context is complex and shrouded in mystery, with Russia and China in the unclear roles. Russia has supported the incumbent regime and called on it to not give the failure to persist, while China, Venezuela's largest creditor, has contacts with the opposition and Guaidó.
Guaidó state that parts of the security forces now stand on his side, something which seems to have been confirmed in the last day, when Leopoldo López after he violated his house arrest was traveling from his home to the Chilean embassy and then to the Spanish embassy past the barriers and controls.Photo: Ariana Cubillos
in the democratic countries, the mediator proposes is no way for president Maduro and his inner circle. Many of them, in particular the regime's military leader Diosdado Cabello, is wanted in the united states for drug trafficking and other serious crimes. For them is the regime's survival and their own the same thing.
But for the tens of thousands of soldiers and police officers of lower rank, the future is less clear. The favouritism of the security forces of Hugo Chávez began after a failed coup attempt in 2002, is no longer possible to maintain.
and to get over the food and medicines needed dollars, jewelry, or other valuables. The regime's guardian has so far proved surprisingly loyal, but the civilians are facing starvation and are not aware anymore that they have something to lose. The model is not sustainable.
Venezuela is a major domestic political issue in Spain, financially and emotionally. Tens of thousands of refugees have set the bunny at the apartment rates in Spain's major cities and regimkrisen in what was once the third world's richest country divides the parties, which will govern Spain in the future.
Socialist party PSOE admitted, after some hesitation, Guaidó while the left-Podemos, which was launched with the help of generous support from Hugo Chávez, is of another opinion. One of the Podemos Euro-parliamentarians, Javier Couso, is the Maduro regime's most passionate supporters on this side of the Atlantic.
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