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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Guaidó will be subject to investigation by the Venezuelan Parliament



Caracas, Feb. 4 - A special commission appointed by the National Assembly of Venezuela will begin an investigation on Wednesday for alleged corruption of deputy Juan Guaidó and his supporters, said parliamentarian José Brito.

As expressed by Brito, the investigations will be carried out around the use of funds from the alleged humanitarian aid provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other countries' governments, as well as on irregular management of assets of the national companies Citgo and Monómeros.

The special commission is made up of the parliamentarians of the Bloque de la Patria, Ilenia Medina and Willian Gil, as well as the opposition parliamentarians Ángel Medina, José Brito, Adolfo Superlano, Enrique Márquez and Omar Ávila.

"It will take as long as necessary, we will interview those who have to interview, we will investigate what we have to investigate so that the Venezuelan people know what it looks like today is a kind of black box," said the deputy, at a press conference Monday in the Francisco de Miranda Hall of the federal Legislative Federal Palace.

He said that the special commission will invite Guaidó to appear, as well as institutions and social and political actors who allegedly received funds from this humanitarian aid, to know their destiny, and among them he mentioned journalists, non-governmental organizations, the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) and media.

He said that although these resources do not come from taxes paid by the Venezuelan people, "it is no less true that the spirit, reason and purpose was the issue of humanitarian aid.

"As for the assets of the nation, he said that Guaidó last year appointed an illegal board of directors of Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), which handled 800 million dollars that were deposited in banks in the United States and other countries, as well as personal accounts.

Among the irregular handling, he said, are expenses such as $ 800,000 in aircraft rental in Cúcuta, Colombia; more than 47 thousand dollars for the payment of hotels, and the disbursement of more than three million Colombian pesos a day in clothes, hotels and discos, so those responsible for the administration of humanitarian aid, Rossana Barrera, Kevin Rojas and Deputy Sergio Vergara.

He mentioned a report from the newspaper La Libertad, from Colombia, where corruption events are reported in the Venezuelan petrochemical company Monómeros, which is based in the neighboring country, as well as the accusations made by the former representative of Guaidó, Humberto Calderón Berti. (PL) (Photo: Archive)