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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Ministry of People's Power for Foreign Affairs- Statement

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was informed through the media about the indictment issued by a Spanish judge containing unacceptable and politically-motivated accusations against the Venezuelan government.

The aforementioned indictment refers to a citizen that has resided in Venezuela since May 1989 as a consequence of agreements signed by former President Carlos Andrés Pérez and former Prime Minister Felipe González. It is surprising that the authors of this agreement are not mentioned, while the judge took the trouble to repeatedly and disrespectfully mention Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez by issuing tendentious and baseless accusations against the Venezuelan government.        

All the accusations issued by this judge come from the files of the allegedly laptop seized  from Raúl Reyes during a military operation where Ecuadorian territory was illegally bombed and hundreds of people were massacred. Furthermore, it is surprising that the judge revives the eroded farce of the laptop, which has become part of Colombian political folklore.    

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, during a communication with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, reminded his Spanish counterpart of the 1989 agreement by which the citizen in question lives in Venezuela -- by request of the Spanish state -- and rejected the dreadful accusations of this Spanish judge and reiterated the deep adherence to democratic and humanist values of the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela.

Caracas, March 1, 2010

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