Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

Venezuelan Government denounces attack on the country’s consular office in Aruba. Consular office in Curacao closed.

JauaWILLEMSTAD – The Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Elias Jaua, reported that the consular office of Venezuela in Aruba suffered damages by a vehicle this Friday.

“We want to make a call to those who have promoted this hatred, to those who have instilled this intolerance leading to a Venezuelan citizen, residing on that island, to attack a consular office of your country putting his own lives at risk,” the Minister said.

He accused the media of inoculate hatred. “I am amazed of how far the ability has come to inoculate hate. With a perverse use of social networks, promoting intolerance of class and race,” Jaua said.

The Minister said that he has asked the Dutch authorities to deport the Venezuelan citizen who was involved in this incident. “We request the concerned citizen to be deported so the Venezuelan justice can deal with him accordingly.”

Jaua explained that the order of President Nicolas Maduro was for a preventive closure of the consulates in Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire as well as the removal of Venezuelan citizens working in the consular buildings in those countries. He also said that; “we called our ambassador in Holland to get more knowledge on the position of the Dutch government regarding this serious attack on our consular office.”

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