Venezuelan FM denounces persecution in Paraguay
He referred to the testimony of Paraguayan military officers at the Attorney General Office on his alleged meeting during his stay in Asunción
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro complained on Wednesday of chasing for political reasons in Paraguay and contended that he was in Asuncion as another representative of a delegation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
"It is a protracted story, the world upside down, precisely those who staged a coup d'état have started a whole political persecution against several sectors and institutions of the Paraguayan society," Maduro told state-run VTV, Efe recited.
The minister referred as well to the testimony of Paraguayan military officers at the Attorney General Office on his alleged meeting during his stay in Asunción right after the overthrow of President Fernando Lugo in a political trial.
"The facts that led to the illegal ousting of President Lugo are open and public. We just accomplished a mission in the context of Unasur," Maduro reasoned.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.