Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today began his first tour of the region since his inauguration to office, with open polemics with various countries as a backdrop and complaints about the situation in Venezuela after the elections. His first destination is Uruguay, before traveling to Brazil and Argentina.
In Colombia, still weighs the serious allegation made by Maduro last week, without presenting evidence, that the former president of that country, Alvaro Uribe, wants to murder him and have already sent paramilitaries to Venezuela for this.
Over the claims to make a move on Maduro’s accusations, President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, said yesterday via Twitter that his government will defend the Uribe’s “dignity” through “diplomatic channels”, not with “loud yells nor public insults”. On his behalf, Uribe announced that he will ask the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for interim measures of protection.
Likewise, in Peru, still echoes the controversy over the fact that Maduro retrieved last Friday its ambassador in Lima, in protest over Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo, who announced that Unasur was going to make a call for “tolerance and dialogue “in Venezuela.
Maduro, who Roncagliolo of committing “interference,” backtracked last Sunday and asked the ambassador to return “to work in Lima”, after announcing that he considered as “sufficient”, a message which, he said, sent the president of Peru, Ollanta Humala.
On the other hand, opposition leader Henrique Capriles not only rejects the official results of the elections of April 14, which granted the victory to Maduro by 225,000 votes, but has also challenged before Justice, all the electoral process and also asked to repeat them.