Mexican Foreign Office requests inquest into ambassador's abduction
Mexico's Public Security Secretariat "helped deal with such delicate situation"
The Mexican Press Office disclosed on Monday a press release thanking the Venezuelan government for "its endeavors at helping to find and release" Mexican Ambassador to Venezuela Carlos Pujalte Piñeiro.
Also, the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SFA) reported that "it has requested the Government of Venezuela to carry out a thorough investigation to clarify these facts; at the same time, it is willing to cooperate with this task."
The SFA confirmed that the ambassador and his wife "were kidnapped yesterday (Sunday) evening in the city of Caracas." Fortunately, "very early in the morning (Monday), they were released and they are in good health. The Foreign Office is pleased with it."
"In dealing with this delicate situation, the timely advice of the Public Security Secretariat was of particular importance," they added.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."