The Venezuela-Mexico diplomatic crisis was fabricated up
there, Venezuelan ambassador to Mexico Vladimir Villegas told
reporters, according to official news agency ABN.
Villegas arrived in Venezuela early Tuesday after being discredited
as diplomatic representative following an impasse between
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and his Mexican counterpart
During an interview with official TV channel Venezolana de
Televisión, Villegas maintained that political sectors
and the media in Mexico spread a smear campaign against Venezuela.
"A magazine virtually states that I belong to Al Qaeda, with
presumed files and links with subversive organizations and
a whole war of misinformation in Mexico before my arrival
and which escalated upon my arrival."