Costa Rica's Commercial Attaché kidnapped in Caracas
Guillermo Cholele, 55, was abducted in the Street 12 of La Urbina neighborhood, northeastern Caracas. He came to Venezuela about six years ago
Guillermo Cholele, the Commercial Attaché at the Costa Rican Embassy to Venezuela, was kidnapped on Sunday at about 10:40 p.m in Caracas.
Cholele, 55, was abducted in the Street 12 of La Urbina neighborhood, northeastern Caracas. He was on his way home and he did not have any bodyguards.
Nazareth Avendaño, Costa Rica's Ambassador to Venezuela, confirmed that Cholele was the Commercial Attaché of the Central American embassy. He came to Venezuela about six years ago.
Avendaño said that she expected a favorable resolution of the situation. The embassy is waiting for actions from the Venezuelan security authorities, she added.
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.