The peculiarities of Leopoldo López’s “escape”: Which countries and people helped him?

Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado

López arrived in Spain on a commercial flight

For its part, El País adds that “the details of the journey of López’s departure are still unknown. One possibility is that he left through the Colombian border and took a direct flight (from Bogotá to Madrid). Another, he went by sea to the island of Aruba and took a plane from a third country”.

Leopolod Lopez and Maria Corina Machado
Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza

Venezuela condemns complicity of Spain

The president of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, pointed to the current Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Jesús Silva Fernández, for “facilitating” the escape of López. “He was a guest and guests don’t run away. The ambassador must have, at least, accompanied him to the door. He must have supported him with something”, Cabello said.

Lopez and his wife, Lilian Tintori

López’s departure was “voluntary”

Meanwhile, according to sources from the López family, cited by El País, the Venezuelan fugitive left “voluntarily”, without any pressure from the Government of Spain.

Lopez and Juan Guaido
Juan Guaido and his “team”

PanAm Post version

According to the Miami daily PanAm Post, owned by close relatives of the far-right María Corina Machado, López’s flight occurred “with the authorization of the Nicolás Maduro regime, with prior notification from the Spanish Embassy to the Miraflores Palace”.



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