The Venezuelan opponent Iván Simonovis disseminated this Monday an image in which the guerrilla fighter of the dissent of the now extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Seuxis Pausias Hernández Solarte, alias ‘, allegedly appears.Jesús Santrich ’, who would be hiding in Venezuelan territory under the shelter of the Venezuelan dictatorship.
Through his Twitter account, the also ally and advisor to the president in charge, Juan Guaidó, assured that ‘Jesús Santrich’ has been a refugee in Venezuela since January 23.
Simonovis also broadcast a video through his Instagram account, which has been echoed by several Colombian and Venezuelan media, in which he explained that the guerrilla is in Caracas guarded by a group in favor of the Chavista dictatorship known as ‘La Piedrita’.
"We obtained this information because we were able to infiltrate the 'La Piedrita' collective, so we not only have the photos but we know the meetings he held, who he met with and what he talked about," said Simonovis.
Likewise, he accused the Maduro regime of having made an alliance of "convenience" and of "survival" with groups such as the National Liberation Army (ELN) or the already dissolved FARC, which would have a significant presence within the Venezuelan borders.
"The FARC have a presence in at least eight states ... Concentrating their greatest activity in Apure and Bolívar. There, a man named Géner García, alias 'John 40', is in charge, who is in charge of supplying the Brazilian domestic market in drugs and exporting it to Africa and Europe, ”he assured.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, denied this situation and pointed directly to the Government of Colombia of wanting to distract attention, “since the support, protection and financing of the president, Iván Duque, is clearly evident, in the mercenary operation against Venezuela ”.
‘Jesús Santrich’, along with other prominent leaders of the high command of the extinct FARC, such as Luciano Marín Arango, alias ‘Iván Márquez’, Or Hernán Darío Velásquez, better known as‘The Paisa’They announced in August 2019 their return to the armed struggle due to breaches of the peace accords.
‘Santrich’ was detained on April 9, 2018 in Bogotá under an international arrest warrant issued by the United States Department of Justice to be tried there for alleged drug trafficking offenses.
However, it was not subject to ordinary justice, but to the Special Jurisdiction of Peace (JEP), which denied his extradition, created after the agreements signed by the Colombian Government of Juan Manuel Santos and the guerrillas in 2016, to investigate all the actors involved during the armed conflict.
The now leader of the dissidents lost the protection of the JEP when he left the country without authorization a month before he announced in August, along with other first swords, such as ‘Iván Márquez’, who was once again taking up the path of arms.
With information from Europa Press
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