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Venezuela to demand at CELAC meeting that Glas be returned to Mexico

Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will demand at the CELAC Summit that the Government of Ecuador return to Mexico the former vice president Jorge Glas, who was forcibly removed from that country's embassy in Quito.

Maduro announced last night that he will condemn the “fascist raid” on the embassy in Ecuador, and called this event a global shock.

The dignitary commented that the extraordinary virtual meeting was convened by the president of Honduras Xiomara Castro, and will discuss the violations committed by the government of Daniel Noboa. “There is going to be a debate,” Maduro stated, and stressed that Venezuela will demand that the Government of Ecuador return Glas to Mexico, “grant him political asylum and return him to Mexico to allow him to recover his health; it is what corresponds according to the law,” he emphasized.

Maduro stated that Noboa is an “oligarch of surnames”, with an extreme right-wing background, dragged into United States politics, and is one of those who have looted and destroyed Ecuador for many decades.

The president said he does not doubt that the barbarity committed at the Ecuadorian embassy had the support of the US government, the Southern Command, and the State Department. Let “no one ever have doubts,” he highlighted.

A statement from the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week strongly rejected the events perpetrated at the Mexican embassy in Quito, denouncing that the police illegally raided it and captured the former Ecuadorian vice president, whom the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador had granted political asylum, “a product of the atrocious persecution of which he has been a victim.”

The statement urged the international community to take measures against these reprehensible acts that threaten the integrity and full stability of Latin America as a Zone of Peace.

In the face of the assault by security forces on its embassy, Mexico decided to break relations with Ecuador and will file a lawsuit before the International Court of Justice.

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