The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said today that "the day will come" when opponent Juan Guaidó will be detained by the authorities and that he is studying the response to be given to positions of interference by European ambassadors in Caracas.
“On the day that the Republic's courts order a warrant to arrest Mr. Juan Guaidó, for all the crimes he has committed, that day he will go to jail. Be sure that that day has not (yet) arrived, but will arrive ”, said Nicolás Maduro.
The Venezuelan head of state was speaking at the presidential palace of Miraflores, in Caracas, during a press conference attended by two dozen foreign journalists.
Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela is studying measures to respond to the support given by ambassadors from several countries in Europe to Juan Guaidó, who recently went to the airport, such as Romain Nadal, the French ambassador to Caracas.
"We are studying the answer that we will give", he declared.
As for the arrest of José Márquez, Juan Guaidó's uncle, at Maiquetía airport, he explained that “it is a problem of Venezuelan justice” on which he does not have to express an opinion, considering that the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tareck William Saab, should be asked about it.
The president of the Venezuelan parliament, opponent Juan Guaidó, arrived on Tuesday at Simón Bolívar de Maiquetía International Airport (25 kilometers north of Caracas), the country's main, at 17:00 local (21:00 in Lisbon) on board a flight by the carrier TAP.
Upon arrival, sympathizers of the regime beat him in the face and tore his shirt, in the face of the indifference of agents of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB, military police).
Guaidó, who arrived in Caracas after a tour started on January 19 in Colombia.
The opposition leader was later in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, France and the United States of America, having met with different leaders and even with the American President, Donald Trump.
Hours after arriving in Caracas, Juan Guaidó reported that his uncle Juan José Márquez disappeared the same day, after being intercepted by customs authorities, on arrival in Caracas, where he arrived on the same flight as the opposition leader.
The Venezuelan Government confirmed Guaidó's arrest for trying to enter the country with "very dangerous material".
"I have news: a man was arrested, who was carrying very dangerous material inside the plane," said the president of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, in a reference to the arrest of Juan José Marquez.
In a program broadcast on Venezuelan state television on Tuesday night, the president of the Constituent Assembly, composed solely of supporters of the Venezuelan regime, added that Juan José Marquez “violated the rules of civil aeronautics and came in with a prohibited bulletproof vest” in parents.
Diosdado Cabello, considered the second strongest man in Chavism, after Nicolás Maduro, indicated that Juan Guaidó's uncle “had tactical flashlights, which contained explosive chemicals inside the battery compartment, presumably a C4 synthetic explosive. ”.
Cabello also accused the Portuguese airline TAP of having allowed illegal transport of explosives and of hiding the identity of passenger Juan Guaidó.
The president of the Constituent Assembly also accused the Portuguese ambassador in Caracas, Carlos Sousa Amaro, of interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs, when he interceded for Juan José Marquez, Guaidó's uncle.
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