Spain “categorically” condemned the attack suffered this Saturday by the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, in Lara State, by a group of paramilitaries who opened fire on the congregated community causing injuries to at least six people, among them a 16 year old boy, who was shot in the leg.
“The Spanish government rejects the harassment of President Guaidó, his entourage and the representatives of the Venezuelan democratic opposition in general,” reads the official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The Spanish government demanded that the “responsible actors” refrain from making statements that could incite violence, and also demanded that Venezuelans be guaranteed the exercise of the legitimate right to peaceful demonstration.
“The only sustainable solution to the deep multidimensional crisis that Venezuela is going through is a solution negotiated in an inclusive manner by the main political actors. The government of Spain reiterates its willingness to contribute to that end,” the statement concluded.