CARACAS, Friday February 15, 2013 | Update

Venezuelan VP holds top dissenter liable for events in Cuban Embassy

Venezuelan vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary Cuba" and regarded demonstration nearby Cuban Embassy as "despicable"

Venezuelan vice-president: The attack against decent Cuba must be rejected by Venezuelans (TV screen capture)
Friday February 15, 2013  04:18 PM
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro held opposition state Governor Henrique Capriles and Mayor Gerardo Blyde accountable for what may happen to the Cuban Embassy in Venezuela.

Maduro's statements were issued in response to a student demonstration staged on Thursday nearby the Cuban Embassy. The vice-minister claimed that the students involved are militants of the right-wing and attempted to break in, "just like on April 11, 2002."

Maduro remarked that the authorities performed their duties. He also warned that both the General Attorney and the courts have been requested to be alert to any event.

The vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary and decent Cuba" and regarded the demonstration as "despicable."

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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