The Vice President of Communications of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, presented this Thursday new evidence that ratifies the link of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó with the armed incursion called "Operation Gideon", according to the testimony of one of the detained Americans.
Caracas.- U.S. mercenary Luke Denman, one of those who participated in the training of the armed group and raid, indicated that hiring the Silvercorp USA company was an idea of Juan Guaidó because he believed that the owner of the company, Jordan Goudreau, had close ties to Donald Trump.
He also said the idea of hiring the company was to be able to blame someone outside of the government for the actions in case of failure. Otherwise, if the raid succeeded, the Trump administration would support it and even take credit for the operation.
Jorge Rodríguez also recalled that Venezuela has denounced operations in camps run by the criminal gang Los Pachenca in its area of action, from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, all along the northern coast of Colombia, including Barranquilla, Riohacha and La Guajira.
In all these points, events related to the aggressions against Venezuela have occurred. In addition, this criminal group has a direct relationship with Elkin Javier López Torres, alias "Doble Rueda", one of those linked to the action of May 3.
This link was also confirmed by Denman who claimed to have seen Doble Rueda in a couple of meetings with one of the plan's organizers, Antonio Sequea. In this regard, Rodriguez questioned how a drug trafficker in prison condition was on his farm, which also borders a camp of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
In other material revealed by the Minister of Communications, the voices of Cliver Alcalá and Congressman Hernán Alemán were heard. It states that Jordan Goudreau manages the "Venezuela Chapter".
In this regard, Rodriguez made several questions. Among them, for whom does he do it, who entrusted the task to Goudreau and which U.S. body indicated the mercenary to be in charge of the "Venezuela Chapter". In addition, an audio recording of Clíver Alcalá was released in which he confesses that Cristopher Figuera has lied to U.S. authorities since the attempted coup d'état on April 30th last year.
VENEZUELA DETAINS 66 INVOLVED IN TERRORIST INCURSION
Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab has reported the arrest of 66 individuals involved in the failed terrorist incursion of May 3rd, aimed at perpetrating assassinations and coup d'état.
At a press conference held at the Public Prosecutor's Office, Saab said that the authorities have issued 99 arrest warrants and held 11 informatory hearings as part of the investigations into the paramilitary aggression organized inside Colombian territory with the participation of U.S. personnel.
From the information obtained during the investigations, the Fundación Futuro Presente was identified as being in charge of financing the logistics, food and rental of the training camps for the mercenaries, Saab said.
The attorney general said search and arrest warrants were requested against members of the foundation, including Yon Goicochea, for their alleged involvement in "Operation Gideon." He added that the investigations fully established the support of Colombian narco-paramilitary organizations to the mercenary incursion along the Venezuelan coast.
As a result of the confessions of several of the detainees, it was also shown that the camps for training the mercenaries were provided by Elkin Javier López (alias Doble Rueda), who is linked to the Los Pachencas cartel, which controls extortion and drug trafficking on the Colombian Caribbean coast.
Now these criminal groups have allied themselves with the worst of Venezuelan politics to attack our territory and authorities, to turn Venezuela into another narco-state like Colombia," Saab said.
The attorney general also said he sent a letter to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in which she contributed information to the investigation being carried out by the U.S. Congress regarding the incursion into Venezuela, with the participation of the governments of Washington and Bogotá.
The letter reiterated the proven participation in the act of aggression of U.S. mercenaries associated with the company Silvercorp USA, owned by military contractor Jordan Goudreau, who signed a contract worth millions of dollars with people from the extreme right in Venezuela to set the terms of the operation.
In this regard, the official questioned whether the U.S. legal system allows contracting private security services with the aim of dismembering a state, violating the sovereignty of another country and perpetrating the assassination of a legitimate president and the constituted authorities of a nation. (RHC)