The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, announced this Thursday that the Public Ministry has issued an arrest warrant against the former president of Parliament Juan Guaidó, exiled in the United States since April, whom he accuses of several crimes, including money laundering.
In a statement to journalists, Saab explained that, in addition to issuing the arrest warrant, three prosecutors designated for the case will make “the respective red alert request to Interpol so that this guy pays for these crimes.”
The prosecutor, with a pro-government line, points to the opponent of “deliver” to Citgoa US subsidiary of the state oil company PDVSA, which is subject to judicial proceedings in the United States that could lead to an auction to collect debts from Venezuela and the state oil company itself.
Guaidó was at the head of a symbolic interim government that was supported by the United States and fifty governments who rejected the president’s re-election Nicolas Maduro in 2018 by considering it “fraudulent.”
Under that interim, which Guaidó headed as “acting president” from 2019 until January of this year, Maduro’s adversaries took control of Citgo and appointed a board of directors to negotiate with creditors.