CARACAS, 11 MAY - Venezuelan opposition MP Luis Florido, founder of the Voluntad Popular party of the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidò and Leopoldo Lopez, announced yesterday evening that he had moved to Colombia in the face of the possibility of being arrested by the President Nicolás Maduro's regime. In a video released through his Twitter account, Florido said: "I am outside the country, in Colombia, sheltered".
Referring then to the current political context, he argued that "the regime has little time left and for this it pursues those we have worked for freedom and democracy". But we, he continued, "will be in all the necessary scenarios so that together we will peacefully obtain the transition we want for Venezuela".
Florido, 63, finally said he had taken the decision after his immunity was lifted by the Constituent National Assembly (ANC, pro-government).