Francisco Chávez Abarca: a very big fish

Terrorist’s Capture a Warning of Possible Conspiracy Against Venezuelan Government español

Translation: Machetera for Tlaxcala

teleSUR (Caracas) – Venezuela’s lawyer in the Posada Carriles case, José Pertierra, warned that the terrorist recently arrested near the International Maiquetía airport (in the northern state of Vargas), Francisco Chávez Abarca, “is not the person who detonated or placed the bomb,” but the person who recruited killers to carry out the action.  He urged authorities to investigate “who was going to meet with this individual” during his time in Caracas.

Venezuela’s attorney in the extradition case of Luis Posada Carriles, José Pertierra, warned that the presence in this Latin American country of the terrorist Francisco Chávez Abarca, who was arrested this Thursday, could respond to a planned conspiracy against the government of President Hugo Chávez and even an attempt on his life.

“I’m sure that (Chávez Abarca) didn’t come to Venezuela to get some sun on Isla de Margarita.  It’s very probable that he had a hidden, terrorist plan,” Pertierra warned in an exclusive interview with teleSUR.

“He didn’t go to Venezuela to eat cachapa (a kind of corn tortilla); he went to Venezuela with a terrorist plan of some kind,” insisted the legal professional, later adding that “anything’s possible, including an attempt on the life of President Chávez himself.”

In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, José Pertierra explained that “Chávez Abarca is the person in charge of human resources for Luis Posada Carriles’ terrorist campaign.”  Posada Carriles is accused of being the intellectual author of the attack against a Cuban airliner that caused the death of 73 people in 1976.

He assured that the detainee had many links with death squads in El Salvador, for which one must ask, “What is a person who’s on the Interpol Most Wanted list, who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Cuba, what is he doing daring to enter Venezuela” with a false passport?

The attorney mentioned that Chávez Abarca was responsible for recruiting terrorists in El Salvador and in Guatemala, in order to place bombs in Havana.

He cited the case of René Cruz León, who placed four bombs in Havana “one of which killed an Italian tourist (in 1997),” named Fabio di Celmo.  Later, Cruz León, a Salvadoran national, identified Chávez Abarca as the person who recruited him on Posada Carriles’ orders.

In regard to this, he urged Venezuelan intelligence authorities to investigate “who were the people who were going to talk to” Chávez Abarca during the visit he tried to carry out in Venezuela, where he was arrested practically the moment he got off the plane.

He insisted that Chávez Abarca, just like Posada Carriles, is not one of those who pulled the trigger, but one who “recruited killers who do that, something that will tell you that he is not a lone free agent murderer,” but “someone who makes up part of a conspiracy.”

Posada Carriles enjoys freedom in the United States, despite the fact that Venezuela has insisted on his extradition.

“The reach of these terrorists goes all the way to the U.S. capital.  They enjoy the impunity and protection of the U.S. government,” said Pertierra who later explained the reason for this support: “It’s because they have a lot to tell.”  Under pressure “they might sing about not only who they work for, but where and how; information that is inconvenient for Washington.”

He added that Chávez Abarca “is definitely a big fish, who could have a lot to tell.”

On Friday, the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, reported the capture of the Salvadoran Francisco Chávez Abarca, during an intelligence operation on Thursday night, when he tried to enter Venezuela.

Francisco Chávez Abarca is accused of being the right hand of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and of being the author of various explosive attempts in Cuba.

Machetera is a member of Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source and translator are cited.

One response to “Francisco Chávez Abarca: a very big fish

  1. Wonderful news but worrisome given the implications of Chávez Abarca’s attempt to enter Venezuela even though he was on Interpol’s most wanted list.

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