Dictator-for-a-Day Pedro Carmona Estanga flown his luxurious coop!
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002
Law enforcement agencies in Caracas have been in a frenzy all day trying to locate Dictator-for-a-Day Pedro Carmona Estanga who apparently went out for a walk today in the grounds of his luxurious La Arboleda residence in Santa Eduvigis.
The 61-year-old former Employers' Federation (Fedecamaras) president had been conceded house arrest because of his age and was scheduled to give account to State Political & Security (DISIP) investigators of his part in the April 11 coup d'etat.
The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) 6th appeals court had only yesterday revoked a house arrest order and Carmona Estanga was due to have been picked up this morning on the explicit orders of 25th Control Judge Josefina Gomez Sosa for transfer to the cells at DISIP HQ in the Helicoide.
VHeadline.com has received confirmed information from intelligence sources that Carmona Estanga has now been located to the Colombian Embassy in Caracas and that he is preparing a request for political asylum.
Earlier, it had been claimed that he had already been flown out of Venezuela but it is now seen as a diversionary tactic suggested by his CIA handlers as they seek to cover up Washington's illegal involvement in the conspiracy to overthrow the legitimate government of President Hugo Chavez. MORE