Duque vs. Maduro: the UN received evidence against the Venezuelan president

“We deliver to the UN evidence of complicity of Nicolás Maduro with terrorists that attempt against the Colombian people,” Iván Duque

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during an interview at the Miraflores Palace.

President of Colombia, Ivan Duque and President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. / Via twitter.com/ivanduque - REUTERS

LatinAmerican Post | Marcela Peñaloza

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In a speech proclaimed at the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Colombian president, Iván Duque, said that “my government has strong and reliable evidence that corroborates the support of the dictatorship for criminal and narcoterrorist groups operating in Venezuela to attack Colombia” .

“As President of Colombia, I will deliver the evidence that supports this statement, to the President of the Assembly and to the Secretary General of the United Nations. This 128-page dossier contains the body of evidence that demonstrates the complicity of the Nicolás Maduro regime with the terrorist cartels that threaten the Colombian people”, said the president.

Duque accused Maduro of providing refuge to former leaders of the ELN and the FARC, who announced the resumption of armed conflict after having abandoned the peace process signed in 2016. In addition to the body of evidence, the president said that the dossier also contains the location of approximately 1400 ELN men in Venezuelan territory and 20 airstrips that would be used for drug-related activities.

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Given the accusations, Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela, said that “the president of Colombia dedicated 80% of his speech to talk about another country, he 'did not talk about the real problems of his country, the Colombian people must be very disappointed'" .

However, Iván Duque is not alone in his fight against the regime of Nicolás Maduro. Donad Trump cited a meeting in which it was agreed to strengthen the diplomatic siege against Maduro and his government. The appointment was attended by leaders from different countries. Arreaza also spoke about it and called the meeting a "shame meeting".

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