Venezuela lashes out at Spain after exports of riot gear halted

Maduro government says Spain lacks ‘moral authority’ after minister called for dialogue following weeks of unrest

The Venezuelan government has questioned the “moral authority” of the Spanish government after Madrid suspended exports of anti-riot and police gear to its former colony.

Following weeks of unrest and violence in Venezuela, Spain’s Conservative government quietly decided to suspend sales last month, the foreign minister, José Manuel García Margallo, said in Athens on Saturday.

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