The US news network reported on a document to which it had exclusive access, signed by the lawyer Gabriel Palmeiro, who acts as proxy for the president of Emtrasur in Venezuela
Last Wednesday, the government of Nicolás Maduro made a formal statement Maduro before the Argentine justice to try to reverse the judicial decision to seize the plane of the state-owned Emtrasur ordered last week by federal judge Federico Villena at the request of a court of the United States, as published by CNN news portal.
According to the document signed by the lawyer Gabriel Palmeiro —partner of the law firm Maximiliano Rusconi—, who acts by virtue of a power conferred by the president of Emtrasur in Venezuela and by the country’s attorney general, Reinaldo Muñoz, the retention of the aircraft “It would represent an arbitrary interference in the public patrimony of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and in the rights that concern its sovereignty.”
sources cited by CNN They assured that Rusconi visited Venezuela last week and gave advice to Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and Foreign Minister Carlos Faría in the case of the cargo plane.
The Boeing, model B747-3B3, registration YV3531, has been held at the Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, since the beginning of June while it is being investigated whether the crew had links to possible terrorist activities in the country.
The aircraft was subject to a routine inspection by the FBI and under the supervision of the Argentine Federal Police. The detention of the plane as well as the acceptance of the US request has created diplomatic tension between the governments of Alberto Fernández and Nicolás Maduro, who has demanded the release of the crew as well as the return of the Boeing. Emtrasur is part of the Venezuelan state consortium Conviasa.
The Argentine ambassador in Caracas, Orcar Laborde, days ago questioned the decision court order to retain the Emtrasur plane, despite the fact that his government, led by Alberto Fernández, has complied with the measure.
The controversy has put pressure on the Argentine president, who was also the target of the disqualifications of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who expressed support for Maduro’s request to have the plane returned to him.
With information from CNN