Chavismo calls for the release of Maduro's alleged front Man

Chavismo calls for the release of Maduro’s alleged front Man

Chavismo organized this Saturday a concert in Caracas to request the release of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman detained in Cape Verde and that the United States asks for extradition by accusing him of being a front man for the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

The recital, which was attended by about 300 people who crowded into a square in the Venezuelan capital, had the participation of emblematic singers of Chavismo, who make up the musical themes of the so-called Bolivarian revolution for their rallies and political campaigns.

Although the activity was not broadcast by the public television channel VTV, it was recorded by the ‘Zurda Konducta’ team, a program that the state signal broadcasts during the night and in which there are many defenses to the Government and accusations to opponents who qualify as ‘enemies of the fatherland’.

In addition, some segments of the concert were disseminated through the social networks of that program, as well as by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, who, through Twitter, shared a photograph of this activity without adding comments on the matter.

In the same social network, a profile called ‘Justice For Saab’ published several photos of the concert with messages in favor of Saab, arrested in June 2020, when his plane stopped to refuel in Cape Verde, after a US petition filed through Interpol for alleged laundering of millions of dollars.

Among these publications, the visit that two pro-government deputies made this Saturday to the Nigerian embassy in Venezuela to ask that they intercede for the full freedom of the businessman, since he has been under house arrest since the end of January.

The recital this Saturday is the first act of concentration of people in favor of Saab, after in recent weeks graffiti and banners appeared in Caracas with requests for “freedom now” for the “fighting compatriot.”

The Maduro Executive has denounced that Saab was working as a ‘special envoy’ when he was arrested and later reported that he had been appointed as Venezuela’s ambassador to the African Union.

The United States considers Saab a ‘front man’ of Maduro and suspected of having laundered – along with his right hand, Álvaro Enrique Pulido – up to 350 million dollars (about 296 million euros) to pay for the alleged corrupt acts of the Venezuelan president.

Melissa Galbraith
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