Venezuela captured “mercenaries” in an attempt to incite violent demonstrations
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on the 10th confirmed, previously captured by the security forces “mercenaries” had served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
U.S. State Department the day to respond to the Commission side did not inform the United States to arrest an American citizen, if indeed Americans have been in custody, the Commission’s permission for the U.S. diplomatic personnel to visit.
Chavez said in the evening of 9 campaigning in the state of Vargas, a Spanish-speaking U.S. men on the 4th morning trying to take the bus “illegal immigrants” from Colombia, Venezuela, was arrested by Venezuelan security forces.
According to him, the man’s U.S. passport on entry and exit stamp in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other countries, carry a notebook that contains geographic coordinate information. Arrest, that “men have all the characteristics of the mercenaries” to tear up part of the notebook.
Chavez on the 10th For more information on the Americans, saying that the latter accepted Inquiries admitted to serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“He has a military background, admitted to the Marines,” Chavez told reporters, “He refused to provide the (other) any information which in itself is suspicious and”
Chavez finds that the American immigration and the Venezuelan presidential election in October this year.
According to him, once he defeated in the presidential election opponent Enrique Capri Royce, employed by the opposition “mercenaries” to incite violent demonstrations.
from the election number Zhou Fasheng such a thing, “he said,” I was shocked. “
opposition lawmakers Pedro Pablo Alcantara same day came forward to clarify and refute the opposition intends to say in the violent demonstrations after the defeat of the Capri-Royce, while the criticism directed at the Chavez government.
Chavez and Capri Rice’s campaign is becoming intense. Chavez frequent appearances, running around the campaign rally; claiming to represent the “grassroots” of Capri Royce consecutive visits to the cities and towns to Chavez “challenge”.
some of the latest release of opinion poll results show that Chavez received the support rate leading to of Capri Royce about 15 percentage points. However, there are still over 20% of the voters did not determine the vote.
the United States to respond
U.S. State Department on the 10th to respond to the issue of the U.S. “mercenaries” arrested in Venezuela, said not received the Commission informed the
“We note that the Venezuelan government claims that captured the reports of a U.S. citizen,” an unnamed State Department official said the “Committee did not inform us of this incident.”
official said the arrests proved to be true, “We believe that the Commission will fulfill its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and without delay to allow the U.S. consular officials to visit any U.S. citizen has been in custody.
Chavez subsequently responded, saying the commissioned party “did not fabricate any facts.
the United States and Venezuela since 2010 to exchange ambassadors, the normalization of bilateral relations agreement. Chavez said last month that the opposition in Europe and the United States identified the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission under his control in order to create instability in Venezuela. (Xinhua News Agency CLP Yan Jie)