In the escalating power struggle in Venezuela, the government should go to loyal security forces against close associates of the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó.

On Thursday, agents of the secret service, Sebin arrests, according to the Opposition Guaidós office chief Roberto Marrero. “You know that you can not kidnap the interim President of the Republic, so they kidnap staff members. But that will not stop us,” said Guaidó.

The secret service officials had said early in the Morning, the houses of him and Marrero scans, the leader of the opposition party Voluntad Popular, Sergio Vergara. Also, his driver has been arrested. In the house, Marr Eros, the agent had disposed of two guns and a grenade.

For weeks, the head of state, Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Guaidó deliver a fierce battle. Although many mainly Western countries have Guaidó already as the rightful interim President acknowledged, however, he was able to build in Venezuela even not a real position of power.

“Whether or not the risk is that you stalking me? Of course, but it is not obvious that you have the guts,” said Guaidó on Thursday. “Why are you not looking for me? Due to massive international support.”

The United States criticized the secret service. “The United States condemn the crackdown by Maduro’s security forces and the arrest of Roberto Marrero, office Manager of interim President Guaidó,” wrote US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Twitter. “We demand his immediate release. We will make those Involved responsible.”

U.S. security adviser John Bolton threatened to Maduro’s socialist government with the consequences. “Maduro has made a further big mistake,” he wrote on Twitter. “The illegal arrest of Roberto Marrero will not remain without the answer.”

The office of UN human rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet called on the government, the courts adhere to, and immediately the whereabouts of Marrero. The so-called Lima-group from a number of Latin American countries, and Canada protested against the arrest of the Director’s Office. “We are calling for an end to the attacks on the Venezuelan Democrats and the arbitrary arrests and the torture in Venezuela,” it said in a joint statement.

Guaidó had recently announced plans to mobilize his supporters across the country and to lead on a March in the capital Caracas. “The Regime is on the retreat,” he said on Thursday. “We have to do it with a very weak Regime, no longer ruled, the has no authority.”

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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