Curacao Chronicle / WILLEMSTAD – During a televised meeting with governors and mayors of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro lashed out against Curaçao and Aruba. Maduro even threatened to break ties with the two islands. He said that he is seriously considering stopping all trade via air and maritime traffic with the ABC islands.
The president talked about the mafia on the islands. The scarcity in Venezuela is due to the smuggling of goods to the ABC islands.
“I have considered breaking all forms of communication, of all business traffic, of air traffic and maritime traffic with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. And I have seriously considered it because of the mafia who brings everything to those islands,” said the quite emotional Venezuelan President.
The president said that Venezuela is falling apart because of the islands. Maduro also mentioned the Colombian towns of Cucuta and Maicao and said that he has a small surprise for the islands and these two towns, but that at that moment he could not say anything more about it.
At the meeting, Maduro also stated that Venezuela would close the year 2017 very well when it comes to democracy and democratic participation. For 2018 he predicted that the country will experience a recovery in various areas. He mentioned an integral recovery of the economy, of social life, and political life in the country.
Curacao: Venezuelan President threatens to break ties with Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire
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