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Venezuela accuses Spain of Leopoldo López’s participation in the coup against Maduro

June 27, 2020

Venezuelan Minister of Communications Jorge Rodríguez has made Spain ugly because Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, a refugee at the Spanish embassy in Caracas, was involved in the so-called Operation Gideon, a coup d’état against President Nicolás Maduro that was thwarted a few weeks ago.

“Spain agrees that the murders of Venezuelan authorities are being discussed at its headquarters. Does the Spanish government have anything to say about it?” Said Rodríguez at a Caracas press conference.

Rodríguez referred to the article published on Friday by The Wall Street Journal, referring to López, because “he directed the attack to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro”. Rodríguez noted that the article said that up to six companies were present to present plans to overthrow Maduro and that Silvercorp was eventually elected.

Venezuela accuses Spain of Leopoldo López’s participation in the coup against MaduroVenezuela accuses Spain of Leopoldo López’s participation in the coup against Maduro

“All the planning elements that led to the armed military attack were planned in the Spanish government’s diplomatic headquarters,” said Rodríguez. “Does the Spanish government agree that these meetings were held at its headquarters to plan measures against a legitimate state involving well-known drug dealers?” He added.

Rodríguez also condemned López’s continued videoconferencing from Caracas’ Spanish diplomatic headquarters and plans to destabilize Venezuela, which he believes should be illegal for the country’s authorities.