The former president of the Spanish government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and Juan Carlos Monedero, the founder of Podemos, and the Colombian deputy Piedad Córdoba reappeared in Caracas hours before the election day begins. As detailed The National, Chavista television broadcast on Saturday night the reunion between Rodríguez Zapatero and the Chavista high command: in addition to Maduro, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and her brother Jorge Rodríguez were present.
The Chavista dictatorship described Rodríguez Zapatero, Monedero and Córdoba as “international observers”. The close – and controversial – relationship of Chavismo with the three politicians is known.
In fact, Links with the former leader of Podemos are the focus of a judicial investigation in Spain ever since the former Venezuelan general Hugo Armando Carvajal, known as “El Pollo” Carvajal, denounced that the regime sent large sums of money to both Monederos and Carolina Bescansa, Jorge Lago and Ariel Jerez, all former leaders of the formation.
In his last statement on October 27, “El Pollo” – pending extradition to the United States for drug trafficking offenses – said he detailed how the Chavista dictatorship illegally financed the Spanish party.
With Zapatero the relationship is also long-standingIn fact, the former president of the Spanish government acted as mediator in two of the truncated dialogue processes with the opposition and always, he was denounced to favor the regime. “He is an ally” of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. He is not an intermediary, nor a mediator, nor a neutral man, ”Juan Guaidó accused on several occasions.
The Colombian Piedad Córdoba is a recurring figure in the photos of the regime with international personalities. Always, since the time of the late Hugo Chávez, he actively participated in the Chavista network.
In recent days, his relationship with the regime has also become a matter of judicial investigation in his country, which seeks to clarify his relationship with Alex Saab, Maduro’s front man extradited to the United States.
Saab is accused of laundering money with a food plan for low-income families in Venezuela and apparently, former senator Piedad Córdoba would be linked to Saab since she would have received money to support her political projects.
Threat to the EU
Today’s regional elections, highly questioned due to the lack of transparency, added another controversy yesterday with the statements of the dictator Nicolás Maduro. “Can an international observer, from any country in the world, give a verdict on the validity of a genuinely national and sovereign process of a country?” cloud, Commission of the European Union ”.
The direct threat was made in a meeting with supposed international observers, among whom the Europeans were obviously not, and on a national television hour before tomorrow’s regional elections.
“If they intend to violate sovereignty, expose their security complex, they will have the forceful response that Venezuela knows how to give,” he added to complete the threat.
Emboldened in his tirade, the dictator also accused the European Union of having “old colonialist superiority complexes” and of trying to “humiliate” countries, “impose diplomatic and economic blackmail”, and “impose monitoring models, of domination, of hegemony ”.
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