México demands protection for diplomatic office in Caracas
In a statement, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs called upon Venezuelan authorities "to ensure the security of our diplomats and their families," following a robbery at the Embassy of Mexico on Wednesday
The Mexican government asked Venezuelan authorities to ensure the security of its diplomatic staff in Caracas, after the offices of the embassy were robbed on Wednesday. This is the third assault on the Mexican diplomatic mission so far this year, said the Mexican Foreign Ministry in a statement.
"In connection with the robbery (on Wednesday) at the offices of the Embassy of Mexico... a diplomatic note was sent reiterating the request that the relevant authorities deal with this case, and ensure the safety of our diplomats and relatives," AFP reported.
The Mexican ministry clarified that its diplomatic representatives "were not hurt at all" because they were not at the embassy when it was robbed.
Mexico expressed "concern over the recent acts of violence that have hit diplomats in Caracas, and particularly those suffered by the Mexican staff."
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."