Venezuela’s Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) arrested Walter Wendelin, a German national and solidarity activist with the Basque independence movement, when he tried to enter the country at Simon Bolivar International Airport last Sunday, a local NGO, Provea said on Monday.
By Gonzalo Sánchez - Tercera Información, Axis of Logic, Mar 4th 2010
In an impressive and well coordinated smear campaign, the Spanish corporate media has launched a preemptive strike against President Hugo Chávez. The print media included Público, El País, ABC, El Mundo, La Razón, Cadena Ser, COPE, Libertad Digital as well as the TV Channels.
Venezuela’s Ministry of Foreign Relations called allegations linking the Venezuelan government to the Basque separatist movement, ETA, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, politically motivated and unacceptable.
President Hugo Chávez' Government Tuesday gave assurances to Spain that Caracas will not grant the Venezuelan nationality to four members of Basque terrorist group ETA residing in Venezuela and will not pay any damages to two other ETA activists expelled in 2002, diplomatic sources told Efe.