Autodefensa Conquistadoras de la Sierra Warns of Destabilizing Attempts by the Far Right Against Venezuela

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According to the Autodefensa forces, these right-wing groups tried to contact them to carry out these acts against the Venezuelan state.

The military group Autodefensa Conquistadoras de la Sierra, issued a statement, this Friday, warning of the intentions of extreme right groups in Venezuela, in order, they say, to destabilize the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

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According to the Autodefensa forces, these right-wing groups tried to contact them to carry out these acts against the Venezuelan state.

“It is allowed to inform the public, national and international, that our units in the department of the guajira have been contacted by extreme right groups in Venezuela, to destabilize the government of the Republic of Venezuela”, starts the statement published in the group’s X account.

Detail, that “the interlocutors have made all kinds of requests, among them, to attack the electrical infrastructure, to act against the president candidate Nicolás Maduro, to act in case he is re-elected infiltrating us in protests and generating chaos in the streets,” they accuse.

Comunicado a la opinión pública????

Las AUTODEFENSAS CONQUISTADORAS DE LA SIERRA, se permite informar a la opinión pública, nacional e internacional, que nuestras unidades en el departamento de la guajira han sido contactadas por grupos de extrema derecha de Venezuela, para… pic.twitter.com/AnbY0PI85c

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Official communiqué of the “Autodefensa Conquistadoras de la Sierra” in Spanish

It should be remembered that the military group rejected the offer since, in the words of the group, “does not engage in internal affairs of other countries, that our organization owes itself and aims to maintain order in the sierra nevada”.

They also said they were fully willing to contact the Venezuelan authorities to give more details of the events.

The group, Autodefensa Conquistadora de la Sierra, from Colombia, are strongholds of the paramilitary Tayrona resistance bloc, which was led by Hernán Giraldo. Its main area of operation is the Sierra Nevada area.

They have been accused of drug trafficking, extortion, they are accused of murdering social leaders in the region.

This force has agreed to be at the dialogue table in 2022 with the Colombian government, they have approached the government of Petro and have maintained their intention to restart the dialogues, after tensions between the Colombian authorities and the paramilitary groups.

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