SANTIAGO – The Chilean government has rejected “very serious and slanderous insinuations and threats” by a Venezuelan minister over the alleged connection of Chilean Embassy in Caracas with a failed attack on President Nicolás Maduro last month.
Demanding an investigation by the foreign governments, the Venezuelan government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.
Embassy staff from Colombia, Chile and Mexico working in Caracas either lent support or were willing to assist those carrying out the attack, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said. #Video 📹| Capturado Henryberth Emmanuel Rivas Vivas, alias Morfero, participante directo en el magnicidio en grado de frustración contra el Presidente @NicolasMaduro , informa Vicepresidente de Comunicación, Cultura y Turismo, @jorgerpsuv #23Sep pic.twitter.com/F1yocX00q3
— VTV CANAL 8 (@VTVcanal8) September 23, 2018 “I’m asking myself if the ambassador of Chile is ready for a polygraph test. Chile must explain who was that official who was supposed to help this criminal escape. Colombia and Mexico also have to explain who was supposed to facilitate the escape of [the suspect],” Rodriguez told a press conference in Caracas.
According to the minister, the citizen Henryberth Emmanuel Rivas Vivas alias “morfeo”, arrested on Saturday morning in the wake of the attack, said that after the failed attempt he contacted a person who allegedly told him to move to the Chilean embassy in Caracas to help him out of the country. #Video 📹| Henryberth Emmanuel Rivas Vivas, alias Morfeo: Fui parte […]