Jorge Rodríguez: Paramilitaries Trained in Colombia Seek to Destabilize Venezuela

Liliany Martínez

“I have been commissioned by President Nicolás Maduro to share with you some of the important information derived from the investigation of the terrorist acts that have been organized by the Venezuelan ultra-right,” the Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, said this Saturday.

From the Miraflores Palace, Rodriguez reported: “We received information from intelligence that indicated that strange operations were being conducted in countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, hiring assassins and people related to drug trafficking.

“They were assembling 8 to 10 teams of paramilitaries, in groups of 6 to 8 people, recruited and transferred to Colombia to receive training and then enter by illegal crossings on Colombia’s border with Venezuela,” he added.

He also said that “at least half of these paramilitaries, trained in Colombia, have managed to enter Venezuela. We are looking for them by land, sea and air, and wherever they are, we are going to capture them”.

“The plans included selective assassinations of leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution, new sabotage in the Caracas Metro, false-positive operations, and then a general strike and an assault on the Miraflores Palace,” he said.

He asserted that the organizer in the nation of all these actions and the link between the paramilitaries and the deputy in contempt Juan Guaidó, is Mr. Roberto Marrero.

“They have been in the process of stealing the assets that Venezuela has in different banks and which are being extracted under the orders of the Trump administration. In the last two months more than 30 billion dollars have been stolen,” he said.

The minister of the Popular Power for Communication and Information, also said that the conversations found on Marrero’s telephone show that he is conspiring together with Guaidó to finance terrorist acts and, revealed evidence that involves the parliamentarian in contempt and the Venezuelan opposition in acts of terrorism against the Homeland.