Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

First measure: Venezuela suspends private flights to Aruba

VenezuelaCARACAS, ORANJESTAD - One of the first measures taken by the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro has been to suspend private flights to Aruba after the arrest of the consul of Venezuela in Aruba, Major General Hugo Carvajal.

In Maracaibo, the employees of the Aruba Air Line claimed that the flight to the island left this Friday at 8 am as they have it in their schedule.

They also claim that they are not aware of the decision made by the Venezuelan government and that they are on alert for any official statement.

In addition, they also said that there are more flights during the start of this season, because of the high demand.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro referred to the arrest of Major General Hugo Carvajal as an ambush. The President also called it a kidnapping of a Venezuelan official who has diplomatic immunity.

“Yesterday we witnessed an ambush on a military of our country. For the first time he was arrested, he had the full support of the State, that ambush only makes us strengthen civil-military union. Carvajal is illegally sequestered at this time, in violation of the Vienna Convention,” Maduro said.


“The Dutch government has kidnapped Hugo Carvajal, violating the Vienna Convention. Did they measure the consequences this may have for them? Because we are not going to stand idly.” This was declared by the President of the Venezuelan Parliament, Diosdado Cabello.


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