The Vice President of Paraguay, Hugo Velázquez, released a message of determination this Saturday against the Guerrilla Army of the Paraguayan People (EPP), which kidnapped former Vice President Óscar Denis and is committed to fighting him until he is total Has achieved annihilation.
In a statement, “number two” in the government took a much more energetic stance than the previous one of President Mario Abdo Benítez, who has not made any public statements since Denis’ kidnapping a few days later. alleged relatives of guerrilla leaders died.
“This is not the time to be flexible with the criminals of the north. It is in their favor if the idea of withdrawing the Joint Task Force from the field of armed violence is promoted,” Velázquez defended the violence. consisting of the military and police who fight against the guerrillas.
The Vice President stressed that “the enemy here is the EPP and not the FTC” and although they have made “mistakes”, “they need to be corrected while providing more technical assistance to their members,” he defended himself. “As a Paraguayan society we need to be strong more than ever,” as “every state that was weak in the face of organized violence has been defeated,” he said.