The Venezuelan Government sent a document to the Security Council of the international organization where it establishes relations between the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the attempted assassination of Nicolás Maduro.
The Venezuelan permanent representative to the UN, Samuel Moncada, sent a letter dated July 27 to the presidency of the Security Council of that body to “denounce” the use of “a transnational organized crime network,” allegedly made up of Colombian mercenaries and Americans, which would be related to the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, and to Operation Gideon, a failed armed action that sought to overthrow and assassinate the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro.
According to 45-page text, the purpose of this criminal organization would be to “perpetrate acts of terrorism and assassinations of heads of State and facilitate the overthrow” of the governments of Haiti and Venezuela, which “constitutes an attack that clearly puts in endangers international peace and security. ”
What are the highlights?
In the text, Moncada affirms that “it is evident” that the assassination in Haiti “meets all the conditions established by international law to define it as an ‘act of aggression'”, which included other “serious crimes” such as a murder and an act terrorist “through the use of mercenaries” with funding from “organized criminal groups”.
In the same way, the armed attack against the Haitian president is related to the unsuccessful assassination against President Nicolás Maduro, in August 2018, and to Operation Gideon, executed in May 2020. Both, according to the Venezuelan authorities, were planned by the governments of Colombia and the United States.
“It can be thought that what happened in Haiti is a singular phenomenon. However, it is nothing more than the repetition of a way of carrying out coups, acts of terrorism and assassinations through the use of mercenaries,” the letter says.
A key man
To demonstrate his claims, Moncada exposes a series of links that would provide evidence of the alleged relationship between the assassination of Moïse and Operation Gideon.
One of the names that emerges is that of Antonio Intriago, owner of the company CTU Security LLC, involved in the murder of Moïse and who, according to Colombian media, organized the concert that took place on the Colombian-Venezuelan border in 2019, when the Former opposition deputy Juan Guaidó tried to forcefully and violently enter an alleged “humanitarian aid” into Venezuelan territory.
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According to Caracas, Intriago would have “political connections” with Juan José Rendón, Guaidó’s former adviser, who acknowledged in an interview that he had hired and paid $ 50,000 to the Silvercorp USA company, which organized and carried out the attempted invasion of the Venezuelan coast.
Another point that would reveal the alleged relationships between Intriago and Guaidó’s environment is that the aviation company Helidosa, based in the Dominican Republic, transported the owner of CTU Security LLC, along with other people, from the United States on a private flight EE.UU. To Haiti, and provided the same service, on several occasions, to a group close to the former opposition deputy who was in “various islands of the Caribbean.”
What are the conclusions?
Venezuela maintains that there is a “structured criminal network”, made up of individuals of different nationalities residing in the United States, which would be dedicated to financing Colombian mercenaries to commit “serious international crimes against third States.” It is alleged that they would be protected by Washington and Bogotá.
The conclusions of this extensive report suggest that Moïse’s assassination was the result of “an operation by mercenary forces”, which would have been planned in the US and Haiti, carried out by “Colombian assassins” and financed by US companies with resources from the sale of assets of the Haitian State.
Another approach indicates that “it is impossible to naively endorse the thesis” that the entire operation that culminated in the assassination of the Haitian president was carried out without the knowledge of the security and intelligence agencies of the Colombian and US governments.
You can read the full complaint:
El 27/07/2021, Venezuela denunció ante el Consejo de Seguridad ONU una red de crímen transnacional organizado con mercenarios de Colombia y EEUU que perpetraron actos de terrorismo y magnicidio contra Jefes de Estado de Haití y Venezuela.
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— Samuel Moncada (@SMoncada_VEN) August 11, 2021