The Venezuelan Ambassador to Colombia, Tomás Guanipa, in Spain divulged to delegations from European countries the the vreal events happening in Apure State where the Maduro’s dictatorship uses the FANB to protect the integrity of one of the groups of the Dissident FARC.
“It is important to make visible the drama happening in Arauca as a result of Maduro handing over our territorial sovereignty to illegal foreign armed groups,” Guanipa said at a press conference, accompanied by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain, Antonio Ecarri.
The Venezuelan diplomat assured that the regime’s relationship with the illegal foreign armed groups dates back to the arrival of Hugo Chávez to power and is accentuated with the usurpation of Maduro.
“They have handed over to these criminals our territorial sovereignty so that they can regroup and commit crimes,” he added.
In this sense, Guanipa explained that armed foreign irregulars use Venezuelan territory for drug trafficking, illegal mining and human trafficking.
“For many years the Venezuelan regime has allowed these irregular groups to remain in our territory with the greatest impunity, even going so far as to take complete control of civilian populations and subject them to a regime of terror and extortion,” he said.
He also clarified that “what we see today in Arauca is the consequence of Nicolás Maduro using our FANB to get involved in an internal conflict of the Dissident FARC, leaving as a regrettable balance Venezuelan military patriots and civilian population killed wounded.”
However, he explained that the problem is not that Maduro uses the Venezuelan military to combat this dissident group. The real seriousness of this situation is that the regime’s objective is to hand over control of the area to the FARC faction led by Jesús Santrich, an ally of the dictatorship.
“Today in Arauca human rights violations and crimes against humanity are happening. Security bodies of Maduro’s regime have executed innocent families, they have created false positives to incriminate people who have nothing to do with this armed conflict,” he said.
Finally, he reported that this tragedy has caused the displacement of 6000 Venezuelans so far.
“A few days ago we were in the Arauquita area collecting testimonies of human rights violations and we are going to present these complaints to the European Union and other international bodies,” he concluded.