Venezuela’s interim president, Juan Guaidó appeared this Monday (12), at the door of his house, free, shortly after his wife, Fabiana Rosales, denounced that officers of the elite group of police (FAES) were at his residence to arrest him.
“The intimidation never stopped us,” Guaidó told reporters at the door of the residence, where a small group of the politician’s supporters also stood.
The main opponent of Nicolás Maduro, who said he had not been arrested due to the presence of the press and followers, explained that the police who tried to arrest him had no identification whatsoever. This led him to call the attempted arrest a “kidnapping”.
“They entered our house without any kind of order, without any kind of identification, pointing big guns, and detonated an explosive inside the basement of our building,” reported Guaidó, while denouncing that his driver was beaten outside the vehicle. and tied.
“I don’t know where he is now, I’m looking for information,” added the opposition leader, who blamed dictator Nicolás Maduro for what happened.
He also said he does not know where former opposition deputy Freddy Guevera, who was arrested minutes before the police showed up at his residence, is being held.
“Who is harassing and kidnapping Freddy Guevara, who chased him down to the basement and who detonated an explosive in the basement of our houses?” asked Guaidó.
Guaidó also took the opportunity to dissociate himself from the Maduro government’s accusations of allegedly being linked to armed groups installed in the Cota 905 neighborhood of Caracas, and reiterated that these gangs are financed by the Bolivarian dictatorship.
In addition, Guaidó asked the regime whether with this attempted arrest they are “sabotaging” the negotiation process it has been pushing.
“Are they afraid of reaching an agreement for national salvation? It is the dictatorship that is afraid of that in any case. We remain firm in our convictions and in what we are looking for,” he said.
“It’s an agreement to save Venezuela. If they think that intimidating, if they think that generating some kind of harassment will stop us, that won’t happen,” he added.