Maduro Queries Opposition Funding from Spain

Fraud is evident in signatures collected for the Right referendum process 

By: Juventud Rebelde

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2016-06-18 | 15:09:39 EST
CARACAS, June 17.- The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said on Friday he had requested the appropriate agencies of Spain to investigate the alleged illegal financing by political, business and media factions of that nation, for the Venezuelan opposition.
For that the Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez ordered taking the necessary steps to initiate the relevant investigations with complete "diplomatic respect," reported Telesur.
Maduro said he has evidence of large quantities and sums of money from Spain for the opposition sectors, with the aim of destabilizing the South American country.
"We have a lot of information about the purchase of apartments, the hiring of lobbyists, and law firms that charge multimillion amounts," said the president.
Among the leaders who have possibly received resources from the European country, are those belonging to the Voluntad Popular Party, which is led by the opposition Leopoldo López, who remains imprisoned for being a promoter of violence on the streets.
At the end of last May Maduro charged that he is preparing a military intervention against the Bolivarian nation, sponsored by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and the opposition president of the National Assembly, Henry Ramos Allup.
And Rajoy had said "he would support the people" of Venezuela "again and again to keep up their hope." His remarks were taken as an interventionist and threatening action.
 
Meanwhile, from inside Venezuela, a group of voters went to the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in the state of Guarico, to demand the exclusion of their signatures to request activation of the referendum, because their signatures were faked .
 
Gregory Correa said the Venezuelan opposition had forged his signature, as happened with some 600,000 across the country, reported AVN. "I have always voted for the Bolivarian Revolution because it is the guarantee of peace and stability in the country," said Correa, while appearing surprised when a friend informed him that his signature appeared for the activation of the recall. "They used my identity to achieve the shady objectives of the opposition."
Other similar cases were detected in this state, which were invalidated by inconsistencies present in some 16,000 signatures submitted by the opposition to the CNE.
 
Friday was the deadline given by the CNE for people to revise or withdraw their signatures from the process of calling for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro.
 
Meanwhile, the Minister for the Prison Service, Iris Varela, formally requested that the Public Ministry (MP) request the CNE to review the giant fraud committed by political representatives of the opposition, which used data from more than 1,300 prisoners to join the list of signatures delivered to the CNE.
 
"Neither physically nor legally they could they sign," said Minister Varela who went to the headquarters of the Attorney General's Office in Caracas, along with 300 prisoners', victims of the fraud committed by the cheaters of the Right."
 
Translated by ESTI

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