Former head of the Secret Service of VenezuelaGeneral Hugo Armando Carvajal, also known as Polo Carvajal, sent a seven-page letter to Spanish Judge Manuel Garcia-Castellin outlining details of a plan to finance Hugo Chavez and left-wing parties in Latin America and Europe. Nicholas mature. Beneficiaries will include former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Information published this week by the Spanish website Oktario.
“The Venezuelan government has illegally financed left-wing political movements around the world for at least 15 years, including funding the formation of the Spanish political party Podemos,” says Carvajal. “When I was Venezuela’s director of military intelligence and counter – intelligence, I received several reports showing that this international funding was taking place.”
Carvajal cites “definite” examples of beneficiaries of the financial program: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva; Nestor Kirschner, in Argentina; Evo Morales, in Bolivia; Fernando Lugo, in Paraguay; Hollanda Humla, Peru; Jelaya, in Honduras; Gustavo Pedro, in Colombia; Five Star Movement, in Italy; And the Podemos Party in Spain.
In a document addressed to Spanish Justice, he describes in detail how money was sent to Spain when the left-wing party Podemos was formed. According to Carvajal, the values were transported to Europe through diplomatic bags, which are the official correspondence between governments and diplomatic forces abroad and which do not allow infringement.
He says the money was taken from the Cuban embassy in Caracas by someone trusted by the Venezuelan government to the foreign ministry, which was received by Maduro’s secretary, Williams Amaro.
Amaro will be responsible for sending remittances via embassy bags to the country’s embassy in Spain. In Spanish territory, Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Economic Cooperation and head of Bangkok for Foreign Trade, Raman Cortils, received the money and handed it over to Juan Carlos Montero, one of the founders of Podemos.
In the letter, Carvajal states that he last flew to Caracas on July 7, 2017 on a Raman Cortils Iberia flight.
He says there is a way to prove that the Venezuelan government is funding left-wing parties. “I have witnesses who have testified at various stages of this network. I told my lawyers to contact them while they were in prison, to ask if they wanted to testify for my testimony, and some said yes to agreeing to testify before a judge.”
Captured in Spain
Carvajal was arrested in Spain in September on charges of drug trafficking. When he has been living in Madrid since November 2019, he fled the day before he was granted deportation to the United States.
“I’ve been locked up in an apartment for two years. Except for this incident, it changed once every three months when I spent eight months in the same apartment,” he told police handcuffed.
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