Venezuela notifies the US about the arrest of alleged mercenary
Rather than using diplomatic means, Venezuela notified directly Washington, a US official informed
In a press release, Nulan stated that the confirmation was received on Monday, AFP reported. However, the official informed that said notification was not received through diplomatic means, that is to say the US Embassy to Caracas, Venezuela. Instead, Caracas directly informed Washington.
The US citizen was arrested last week while illegally entering Venezuela from Colombia.
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."