Venezuelan president’s chief of staff kidnapped at gunpoint by Maduro dictatorship thugs

Venezuelan president Juan Guaido (right) with his chief of staff, Roberto Marrero.

The desperation of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro and his Cuban puppet masters is increasing. With little left to lose, Havana has ordered Maduro to do whatever is necessary to hold on to power.

On Thursday, Roberto Marrero, the chief of staff for Venezuela’s legitimate president Juan Guaido, was kidnapped by armed thugs of the Maduro dictatorship (via The New York Times):

The political crisis escalated significantly on Thursday when the chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, a lawyer and confidant of Mr. Guaidó, was taken from his apartment in southern Caracas around dawn to an unknown destination by armed intelligence officers, said Sergio Vergara, an opposition lawmaker who is a friend and neighbor of Mr. Marrero’s.

By detaining Mr. Marrero, Mr. Maduro was trying to gauge how far the international community is prepared to go to defend Mr. Guaidó, Hugo Carvajal, a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief who defected this year, said on Twitter.

The U.S. quickly responded to the brazen act, promising dire consequences for the Maduro dictatorship if it continues its repression against Venezuela’s legitimate government (via Today Online):

The United States on Thursday warned of “consequences” against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s security services if they continue with a crackdown against opposition leader Juan Guaido and his aides.

A U.S. State Department spokesman called for the release of Guaido’s chief of staff, Robert Marrero, who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid.

“The detentions show Maduro is betting on repression to hold on to power. It will not stand,” the spokesman said. “There will be consequences for a continued crackdown.”

There is no doubt Cuba is testing how far its puppet Maduro can go without serious consequences from the international community, which so far has shown a preference for avoiding any serious confrontation with the corrupt and murderous Venezuelan dictatorship.

1 thought on “Venezuelan president’s chief of staff kidnapped at gunpoint by Maduro dictatorship thugs”

  1. If the same situation involved a right-wing regime, everybody would be demanding intervention yesterday. L:ord, the hypocrisy.

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