The President (E) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, condemned and rejected the control of the guerrilla group ELN of Venezuelan territory.
The national leader called on the National Armed Force to exercise sovereignty in the country and enforce the Constitution of the Republic.
“Not to do so is to submit to the shame of continuing to collaborate with drug traffickers and to continue closing doors in the world to the support that Venezuelans need today,” he said.
The head of state has reiterated on different occasions that Nicolás Maduro is a traitor to Venezuelan sovereignty and threatens peace in the region because of his ties to terrorist and guerrilla groups. The most recent episode was a video released weeks ago with the declaration of Álvaro Díaz Tarazona, a member of the National Liberation Army (ELN), allegedly known as “Edward,” in which he expressed loyalty to the dictatorship.
The Legitimate Government has denounced that Nicolás Maduro’s regime has given the ELN control over Venezuelan territory, especially in the border states, such as Táchira, by decreeing a curfew, looting and threatening the population with violence.
Fuerza Armada, la orden es sencilla: ejercer soberanía y hacer cumplir la constitución.
No hacerlo es someterse a la vergüenza de continuar colaborando con un narcotraficante y seguir cerrándole puertas en el mundo a los apoyos que necesitan hoy los venezolanos. https://t.co/fieVPkFPQU
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) July 27, 2020