(TELESUR) – According to an investigation published by the news outlet The Canary, the British Government created a Secret Unit with self-proclaimed lawmaker Juan Guaido, with the aim of overthrowing the Venezuelan head of state, Nicolas Maduro.
“In January 2020, Guaidó travelled to London to meet with U.K. government officials and shore up international support for his flailing efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government,” the investigation states.
The Canary reveals that on his recent trip to London, Guaido held a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Minister for the Americas, Christopher Pincher, and the Director for the Americas, Hugo Shorter, to discuss the Venezuela issue. “The documents obtained under the Freedom of Information act offer details of his visit and reveal the existence of a specialized unit within the FCO dedicated to the ‘reconstruction’ of Venezuela,” he adds.
According to the publication, the “head of the Venezuelan Reconstruction Unit, FCO,” John Saville, was present at the meeting, “the existence of this unit has never been publicly recognized by either the FCO or Saville, who was previously ambassador of the United Kingdom in Venezuela (2014-2017) “, they add.
“Saville was a central figure in organizing Guaidó’s visit and, by January 2020, plans were already underway for a violent foray into Venezuela by the United States and Venezuela mercenaries – a plan that, according to the U.S. mercenary in charge, was signed off on by Guaido himself. The entire contract leaked to the Washington Post names Guaido as “Commander in Chief” of the entire operation. Guaido has denied his participation,” according to the article.