On April 8, Diosdado Cabello, vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) of the Nicolás Maduro regime, threatened that there will be war in Colombian territory if he it paves the way for the United States to “attack and get into” Venezuela.
“Colombia declared, internally, then, that they are going to try to serve the table for US imperialism to attack Venezuela. They are going to be wrong because if we have a war (…) with Colombia, we are going to do it in their territory “Cabello said on his television show Con el Mazo Dando.
Given these statements, this April 9, Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez referred through her Twitter account. The first thing the official made clear is that, “Without democracy in Venezuela, there will never be the legally and sustainable peace that we Colombians and all Latin Americans demand and deserve. With the Maduro regime, we have a real threat to the entire hemisphere ”.
Likewise, he called for verification by the Organization of American States (OAS), to give clarity about what is really happening in the neighboring country, as he insists that the humanitarian crisis that Venezuelans are experiencing requires the attention of the international community.
The vice president also related drug trafficking to the Maduro regime, as President Iván Duque himself has denounced on several occasions, asserting that this illegal economy entered that country “because deliberately the Chávez regime, and now, the Maduro dictatorship, have been complacent and complicit with drug trafficking, because they are part of this illegal activity ”.
Finally, Ramírez affirmed that there is an alliance between Maduro, Diosdado Cabello and the FARC dissidents, Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich, members of the so-called “Narcotalia”. “We are living a war of gangsters, as President Duque has said”, said the Colombian vice president.
Cabello assured in his program that the border conflict is the responsibility of Colombia and attacked social communicators, assuring that they want to make the world believe that the Colombian government is helping Venezuelans.
The socialist leader said that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) will continue to give a “forceful response” to the conflict in Apure with dissident guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).
“It has been clear and forceful and will continue to be so, a special brigade has been created to carry out special operations in the area with all the equipment to combat these paramilitary groups”, Cabello pointed out in his program “Con el malzo giving”.
Cabello ignored the multiple complaints against the Venezuelan military that keep the people in a constant state of anxiety after intimidating and threatening them while the guerrillas continue to do their thing in the town of La Victoria.
However, the Foreign Minister of the Nicolás Maduro regime, Jorge Arreaza, strongly attacked the Colombian State and blamed it for the difficult border situation between neighboring countries. In his statements, the official pointed out that Colombia had abandoned its limits with Venezuela and even called the neighboring nation a“Narco-state”.
“Colombia is a narco-state and no one can deny it, in Colombia there are cartels, there are clans, there are organized crime structures”, Arreaza asserted in his official speech in which he even affirmed that the only country covered by drug trafficking in the world was Colombia.