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Chavismo’s number two, Diosdado Cabello, who has an arrest warrant for drug trafficking in the United States, said Monday that Venezuela has “elements” to request a “code red” from Interpol against Senator Marco Rubio, who asked the agency to issue a notice for the search and arrest of Nicolás Maduro.
“Do you know who does have elements to request a code red against Marco Rubio? Venezuela, for openly participating in the conspiracy to assassinate a president (…) Here there are elements to open an investigation against Marco Rubio, that a code red is requested and that he is arrested anywhere in the world and sent to Venezuela to be tried,” Cabello said, without presenting any proof of his allegations.
In a press conference of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), broadcasted by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), the first vice-president of the party accused Rubio of being “a criminal.”
Previously, Rubio asked the Attorney General of the State, Merrick B. Garland, to request Interpol to issue a “red alert” against Maduro, who has been on an international tour for days.
In a letter sent to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, the Cuban-born senator pointed out that Maduro is touring countries that are members of Interpol.
Coinciding with the Summit of the Americas held last week in Los Angeles, to which Venezuela was not invited due to the dictatorial nature of the regime, Maduro began an international tour that has taken him to Turkey, Algeria, Iran, and Kuwait, where he arrived today.