Opposition leader Juan Guaido surprised commuters this morning on the Caracas subway by boarding one of the trains and speaking to them about the importance of showing up to the nationwide protest that he is calling for this coming November 16.
In a clip shared on social media, Guaido speaks to commuters in the packed train. Below, the clip along with my translation:
Guaido: … the important thing, brothers and sisters, is that we’re all together in this struggle for a better Venezuela. [Subway car cheers]… we have to move forward, and that’s why we’re here. That’s why I can come to the subway and look at you in the face, because we’re all together. We’re going to do this because this country deserves it.
El Pais: Carvajal On The Run Since Friday
Spain’s El Pais reported today that Hugo Carvajal, the former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence who has been living in Spain, has been on the run since Friday. That day, a Spanish court overturned an earlier ruling in the case of his extradition to the United States, opening up the possibility that he would face drug trafficking charges there.
According to El Pais, Spanish authorities have been looking for Carvajal since Friday, and have been unable to find him. According to the newspaper:
… [Carvajal] was not at his home in Madrid when officers when there to arrest him, in order to comply with the extradition order from the United States…
Carvajal was a leading member of the Chavez and Maduro governments, sitting atop one of the most feared security institutions in the country: the DGCIM.
In February of this year, Carvajal publicly denounced Maduro as a dictator, and fled the country.
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