Lugo testifies on Maduro's meeting with Paraguayan militaries
A source close to the ousted president disclosed that he would not speak to reporters
Ex Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo appeared on Monday at the Attorney General Office to give his testimony on a meeting between Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro and Paraguayan military officers.
During the rendezvous, the foreign minister presumably emboldened the military chiefs to support the next to be deposed President Lugo.
The testimony of the former president, forced to step down in a "political trial" at the Parliament and replaced by Vice-President Federico Franco last June 22, came after that of his ex military chiefs and aides.
A source close to Lugo warned that he would not speak to reporters on the enquiry.
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."