A group of seven people broke in this Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Consulate General of Venezuela in the city of Guayaquil, on the coast of Ecuador, and apparently took the consular collection between insults and humiliation to workers and users of the legation diplomat.
This was reported through a video on social networks by the Venezuelan Consul General in Guayaquil, Fernando Bello, and confirmed by Efe police sources. According to Bello’s version, four men and three women entered armed with pistols to the diplomatic Legation and stole the money collected by the consular procedures, at the same time they verbally assaulted and beat the workers and citizens who were inside. “They have taken all the consular income, they have beaten the diplomatic staff, they vexed us for the political issue, they tried to insult us by telling us Chavistas and that they came to take back what little we had before getting us out of here,” the Consul said.
He added that the amount stolen was “considerable”. Also, they broke all the cables of the telephones that were in the seat, according to showed in the video. The National Police told Efe that they did the corresponding verification and interviewed the victims, both diplomatic and citizen, who were in place during the assault.
Un grupo de delincuentes con armas de fuego irrumpió en el consulado general de #Venezuela en Guayaquil- #Ecuador, sometió al personal diplomático y robaron el dinero de la recaudación consular.— Javier Alexander Roa (@RoaJavier) 21 de febrero de 2019
También hoy asaltaron la Embajada de Venezuela en Costa Rica.@ONU_derechos @ONU_es pic.twitter.com/eVztYdMeBN
The agents assure that an investigation will be made of what happened and proceed to arrest the suspects.
Ecuador recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela in January and two weeks ago accepted as its ambassador his representative René De Sola. However, the Venezuelan Embassy in Quito continues to operate under the direction of diplomats appointed by the Nicolás Maduro regime, confirmed Efe Pedro Sassone, its charge of business. (I)