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Venezuela sends a legal team to Cape Verde to support Maduro’s alleged figurehead

June 22, 2020

The Venezuelan authorities have sent an ambassador, Alejandro Correa Ortega, and a legal team to Cape Verde to seek the release of Maduro Colombian-Venezuelan Álex Saab, who was imprisoned in Ivory Coast on June 13 as the alleged front man of Venezuelan President Nicolás United States requesting extradition.

“I still hope to release the Venezuelan Special Representative quickly and thus solve this unfortunate situation,” said Correa Ortega in statements from the Cape Verdean newspaper ‘Expresso das Ilhas’.

Correa Ortega, Venezuelan ambassador to Cape Verde, based in Dakar, Senegal, criticized the “serious and unacceptable violation of the most basic norms of international law: sovereignty and non-interference in another country’s internal affairs”, which implies his arrest and has called for his urgent release .

Venezuela sends a legal team to Cape Verde to support Maduro’s alleged figureheadVenezuela sends a legal team to Cape Verde to support Maduro’s alleged figurehead

Correa Ortega is already in Cape Verde with a legal team designated by the Venezuelan government. Correa has claimed to be “shocked” by the capture of Saab, who was “in transit for a mission he would undertake in a third country,” and refers to his frustrated trip to Iran.