November 26, 2020
After the news of the death of Maradona, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, revealed this Wednesday that the Argentine footballer helped him “in some secret things”, in order to bring food to his country that suffers the consequences of the economic and financial blockade from USA
“He moved around and helped us with some secret things to bring food for the people of Venezuela. I can say that today. The great Diego pending all the details, everything, always, “said Maduro.
The president highlighted that the late Argentine star was “bravely loyal” to his friendship, despite the pressure he received to cut his ties with Caracas.
“He told me that once someone very powerful approached him and offered him contracts, signature, publicity, but asked him to leave Venezuela and Maduro, and he invited him to grab his signature and go to hell,” he said.
According to Maduro, the soccer star told him that “I will never break my oath of loyalty and true friendship. Until death I will go with you “referring to his commitment to the Venezuelan president,” And so it was. Thank you Diego, where you are, thank you ”he stressed.
Maduro dismissed Maradona as “an unconditional brother and friend of Venezuela” and sent the condolences of the Venezuelan people to the Argentine nation, to President Alberto Fernández and to Maradona’s family.
Finally, Maduro called Maradona’s death one of the hardest moments of his life. “A very big blow to our feelings, a devastating blow, it is truly heartbreaking. Diego Armando was a great friend and brother of our commander Chávez as well.”