Venezuelan government denies funding left-wing party in Spain through St Vincent bank

In a statement on Thursday, the Venezuelan embassy in St Vincent and the Grenadines denounced as a forgery a payment order purporting to show that $272,325 had been transferred on March 11, 2014, to Euro Pacific Bank Limited in Kingstown, for the benefit of Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Spanish left-wing political party Podemos.

Last Friday, the Spanish daily newspaper OKDIARIO published a document that it said proved that Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro was complicit in making the payment to Iglesias.

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