Argentina sends soldiers to protect its embassy in Venezuela from attacks by Maduro dictatorship

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Relations between Maduro’s Venenozuela and Milei’s Argentina have now become so tense that the Argentine government has sent military personnel to guard its embassy in Caracas. Tensions have reached boiling point because Maduro’s dictatorship cut off electric service to the Argentine embassy after it granted asylum to six of his political opponents. Maduro is also miffed by Milei’s frequent denunciations of the human rights abuses of the Venenozuelan dictatorship in international forums. Stay tuned. This situation is highly volatile.

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

The government of Javier Milei decided on Wednesday to send members of the Argentine National Gendarmerie to Venezuela to guard the building of the Argentine Embassy in Caracas, facing the possibility of attacks from the regime of Nicolás Maduro.

This decision came after Argentine authorities reported that the diplomatic headquarters had suffered a power outage after housing six opposition leaders sought by the Chavista regime as refugees.

According to the Argentine news outlet Infobae, one of the gendarmes sent will be stationed in front of the building in Caracas, while the other will be responsible for guarding the official residence of the Argentine diplomatic representative, which is currently being secured by two soldiers from the Bolivarian Guard.

This decision was made by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, at the urging of the Foreign Minister, Diana Mondino. Argentine authorities have confirmed that several Venezuelan dissidents are sheltered in their embassy in Caracas amid political tensions in the country.

Buenos Aires’ action increases the tension between the administrations of Milei and Maduro. The Argentine president’s administration has recently denounced the Venezuelan dictatorship in international forums, following a statement by Argentina’s ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Carlos Foradori, on March 20 about Maduro’s repression of his opponents.

“Argentina expresses its deep concern about the worsening human rights situation in Venezuela, especially arbitrary detentions, harassment and threats against political opponents, censorship of the press, and restrictions on NGOs,” Foradori emphasized during his presentation to the Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

The Venezuelan dictatorship has already retaliated against the Milei government. Previously, Maduro banned Argentine-flagged aircraft from flying over Venezuelan airspace. However, Aerolíneas Argentinas flights managed to bypass this restriction by using the route that passes through the Essequibo region, a territory belonging to Guyana but claimed by the Venezuelan regime.

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