Caracas, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have denounced a complex corruption and conspiracy network in opposition sectors that are manipulating the alleged humanitarian aid collected in Cucuta, Colombia.
Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez posted on his Twitter account details of the appropriation of funds for the alleged aid with US support in February by supporters of the illegal self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido.
‘On March 23, we denounced Guaido’s gigantic corruption plot with money sent to Cucuta to recruit hit men,’ Rodriguez wrote.
Two opposition representatives, identified as Rossana Barrera and Kevin Rojas, members of the Voluntad Popular party and designated to attend to Venezuelan military defectors, were signaled Friday by the US media as implicated in the diversion of these funds.
However, the spokesman for the Venezuelan government had warned of the corruption relation with the clandestine operation, revealed after the arrest of Roberto Marrero, Guaido’s right-hand man.
On the other hand, international news channel Telesur on Saturday confirmed that 60 percent of the food in the ‘humanitarian aid’ was rotten.
A communique from Colombia’s National Disaster Risk Management System reported the humanitarian aid would be distributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (Usaid) to Venezuelans who had ‘fled’ and other vulnerable sectors of Cucuta, Telesur added.
The report accuses the two envoys of corruption investigated by Colombian intelligence, added Madelein, although it justifies their actions as the fault of the ‘system.