The headquarters of the Venezuelan Consulate in Bogotá has been looted.
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account, has denounced to the international community that the headquarters of the Venezuelan Consulate in Bogotá “has been completely vandalized and looted.”
In the images from the place, captured by a witness on June 27, you can see the broken windows of the headquarters, graffiti and damaged walls of the fence, garbage thrown into the territory, as well as a chaos within the Consulate with broken furniture and scrambled documentation.
“The Colombian authorities left her without protection, violating the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations,” explained the foreign minister, adding that “the Colombian State must respond” to this situation.
“The Colombian Government is in flagrant violation of Articles 22 and 25 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, by allowing, by act or omission, the illegal occupation of our Consular headquarters in Bogotá,” reads a statement from the Bolivarian Republic, that “in accordance with the provisions of article 24 of the Vienna Convention” has held the Colombian authorities responsible “for the loss or violation of property, files and documents.”
Caracas has reserved itself to undertake “the reciprocal diplomatic actions that may be necessary to compensate for this unacceptable attack on the premises of the Venezuelan mission in the Republic of Colombia.”