Venezuelan authorities stated Thursday they’re looking for the arrest of Juan Guaidó, the previous opposition chief who’s in exile in america.
Legal professional Normal Tarek William Saab stated the Venezuelan Public Prosecution Service had requested an arrest warrant for Mr. Guaidó. He stated Guaidó had used the sources of state oil firm Petróleos de Venezuela for his personal profit, claiming his actions had price the Venezuelan authorities $19 billion.
Mr Guaidó denied the allegations social mediasaying that “that is how the dictatorship’s machine for selling lies works.”
Mr. Guaidó grew to become the face of resistance to Venezuela’s authoritarian authorities throughout widespread protests in 2019, when he took the helm of the legislature, declared President Nicolás Maduro an illegitimate ruler and appointed himself the nation’s interim chief, a daring transfer that was supported by america and dozens of different international locations.
However as he did not make progress towards ousting Maduro, his help at house and overseas waned. Final yr, his opposition colleagues dissolved his interim authorities. In April, he left Venezuela for Colombia after which flew to america, saying the Colombian authorities had deported him.
Venezuela’s public prosecutor’s workplace stated in a press release on Thursday that prosecutors had been appointed to challenge the arrest warrant for Mr Guaidó and that the federal government would ask Interpol to challenge a “purple alert” to governments all over the world asking them to detain him maintain.