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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:22 PM

Juan Guaido Entered Colombia With Help from Paramilitaries, Drug Cartels

Juan Guaido pictured with known members of Colombian paramilitaries. | Photo: Twitter / @wilcan91

Published 12 September 2019 (5 hours 1 minutes ago)

The group is also involved in the drugs trade and was described by Insight Crime as “one of the most powerful transnational criminal syndicates in Colombia”

A Colombian human rights NGO has reported Thursday that a known paramilitary group, involved in the drugs trade, helped Juan Guaido cross the Venezuelan-Colombian border back in February so that he could attend Richard Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” concert in Cucuta.

Wilfredo Cañizares, director of the Fundación Progresar (a local human rights NGO), told local media that he has evidence that a right-wing paramilitary group, known as ‘Los Rastrojos’ played a key role in helping coordinate the entry of self-declared lawmaker Juan Guaido into Colombia on Feb. 23.

The group is also involved in the drugs trade and was described by Insight Crime as “one of the most powerful transnational criminal syndicates in Colombia” until their top leadership was captured in 2012. They are now considered to be a somewhat small operation.

Cañizares published photos on Twitter of Juan Guaido posing for a photo with Jhon Jairo Durán Contreras aka ‘El Menor’ and Albeiro Lobo Quintero aka ‘El Brother’. Both of whom have since been identified by police as known associates of the Rastrojos.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:33 PM

1. Juan Guaido working with Right Wing death squads?

Let's just say I am not surprised. Would love to see this followed up by the MSM to verify the story, but I doubt they will since they have decided Guaido is the "good" guy.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. According to the AP, Guaido doesn't deny the photos. He say he didn't know all the people that were

photographed with him on that day.

Source: Associated Press

Venezuela's Guaidó refutes allegations of paramilitary ties

Posted Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am PDT

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is refuting allegations that he has ties to an illegal armed group in Colombia after photos were published on social media purportedly showing him posing with two members of a criminal gang.

The photos were allegedly taken in late February when Guaidó crossed into Colombia and made a surprise appearance at a concert organized by billionaire Richard Branson aimed at helping deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

Guaidó told Colombia’s BLU radio Friday that he took photos with many people that day and has no way of knowing each individual’s background.

Colombia’s military has confirmed that the two men seen in the photographs are members of a criminal gang known as the Rastrojos.

The spat over the photos comes amid escalating tensions between Colombia and Venezuela.


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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. Those two trucculent men don't exactly look like men who approached him & asked for a photo.

It looks as if he met with them on a dirt road in the country, probably nowhere near Richard Branson.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:37 PM

4. And Donald Trump didn't know who Jeffrey Epstein was either

That seems to be the refrain these days from all RW'rs that get caught cavorting with the people who do the "dirty work".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:06 PM

5. All language computer translated in this post: The photos that would prove that Los Rastrojos put

The photos that would prove that Los Rastrojos put Guaidó in Colombia
The interim president of Venezuela appears in these photos with the chiefs of Los Rastrojos aka "Menor" and "Brother", who would have helped him cross the border

By: Las2orillas | September 12, 2019

When Juan Guaidó appeared on February 23, 2018 on the Colombian side of the border to pressure humanitarian delivery to Venezuela, it was said that the government of Iván Duque had put all the military and diplomatic deployment to enter Colombia. However, Wilfredo Cañizares, director of the NGO Progresar and who denounced the crematorium furnaces of the paramilitaries in the Catatumbo, revealed two photographs of Guaidó posing next to the heads of Los Rastrojos in the Catatumbo: Jhon Jairo Durán Contreras, "alias Menor" , and Albeiro Lobo Quintero, "alias Brother".

According to the Cañizares account, Guaidó had entered through the municipality of Puerto Santander, coordinated its entry with the help of Menor and Brother and subsequently, supposedly delivering it to public officials of the Government of the North of Santander, and of the Cúcuta City Hall, who would escort him to the Simón Bolívar bridge at the border. The operation would have been under the intimidation and silence of the communities of the municipalities where the procession passed.

Four months later, alias Menor and alias Brother were captured by the Police , confirming their belonging to Los Rastrojos and that they are the same armed chiefs who pose next to Guaidó, apparently on the day he hoped to defeat the government of Nicolás Maduro with the delivery of humanitarian aid Event that ended up eclipsed by clashes at the border and the alleged infiltration of armed groups.


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Scabrous, serious and scandalous, there are no more words for Guaidó and Los Rastrojos
The controversial image clearly shows the relationship between the American, Spanish and Latin American ultra-right with paramilitarism

By: Fernando Dorado | September 13, 2019

The Pence, Pompeo, Bolton, Rubio, Uribe, Vargas-Llosa, Aznar, Almagro and so many useful idiots who helped them with the "humanitarian concert" have been exposed, but if something unified and strong is not done it will not happen to be a Twitter and Instagram anecdote, a "discomfort" as the Bogota press titled.

However, it seems that the electoral interests of the moment prevent the Colombian Democrats (Petro, Robledo, Claudia, Navarro, etc.) to unify their forces and generate a forceful action, which serves as a cover and reinforcement to the scheduled appearance of Uribe as accused and investigated by the Supreme Court of Justice.

A large civil commission of a global (international) nature should be formed to investigate this matter, with the broadest support of intellectuals, academics, social leaders and democratic political sectors of Colombia, the USA. UU., Spain and Latin America and the participation of jurists of recognized prestige.

This joint action should invite all "lukewarm" to unmask them once and for all.

It is the moment of a great democratic offensive that unites the cause of peace with the defeat of the warriors of all coats and colors.


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'Los Rastrojos' would have helped Juan Guaidó to move around the border
Santanderes12 Sep 2019 - 02:28 Pm
The incident occurred when the interim president intended to participate in a concert and delivered humanitarian aid in Cúcuta.

Olga Lucía Cotamo Salazar

Wilfredo Cañizares, director of the Progresar Foundation, denounced that the interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, crossed the border, in February of this year, with the help of members of the criminal gang of 'Los Rastrojos'.

“It’s no secret to anyone what happened the day before the concert. The same community, through their testimonies, confirmed that 'Los Rastrojos' , in the Guaramito sector, both on the Colombian and Venezuelan side, forced people not to leave their homes, ”Cañizares denounced RCN Radio.

In context: The controversial photo of Juan Guiadó that reprimands Diosdado Cabello

He also said that the commanders of 'Los Rastrojos', who were accused of committing different crimes such as homicides, extortion and having control of coca crops in the border area, would have helped Guaidó achieve this goal.

Cañizares shared the complaint on his Twitter account, accompanied by a photo in which the opposition leader appears with Albeiro Lobo Quintero, alias 'El Brother' and Jhon Jairo Durán Contreras, alias 'El Menor', members of 'Los Rastrojos' and who have been detained in Cúcuta since last June.

“We said it from day one: the entrance to Colombia, on February 23, Mr. @jguaido was coordinated with 'Los Rastrojos'. Here are alias 'El Brother' armed, and the second in command of this paramilitary group, alias 'El Menor', wrote Cañizares. When Guaidó crossed the border, on February 22 of this year, he assured that the Venezuelan Military Forces helped him to enter Colombia.

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However, and according to Cañizares, “the operation of entering Colombia from @jguaido for the concert on Feb. 23 was carried out by Puerto Sder coordinated by paramilitaries from 'Los Rastrojos', who set up a padlock operation from Guaramito to Agua Clara , until when public officials arrived to pick it up. ”

The publication of Cañizares generated several reactions in Colombia, including that of the political leader Gustavo Petro, and Senator Gustavo Bolívar, who spoke on the images that circulate in social networks


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