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Post by blindpig » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Italian-Venezuelan Enzo Franchini Oliveros arrested in Spain, accused of having burned the Orlando interviewItalian-Venezuelan Enzo Franchini Oliveros arrested in Spain, accused of having burned the Orlando interview Share


by Fabrizio Verde

The Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, has announced through your Twitter account that in Spain the man accused of burning the Venezuelan citizen Orlando Figuera in 2017 was arrested.

Saab explained that thanks to a request from the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor, to the Interpol authorities, the Italian-Venezuelan Enzo Franchini Oliveros was arrested, "accused of burning Orlando Figuera alive."

"Faced with this crime of disgusting hatred, Public Prosecutor 48 accused the man of the following crimes: public instigation, voluntary murder and terrorism.

"The capture through Interpol of the Orlando Figuera killer is an important result of our management," said the attorney general.

He recalled that among the violent protests, which "occurred in the months of April-July (2017) to overthrow the legitimately constituted government: the armed protesters burned the young Orlando Figuera alive".

The judicial authority has initiated the necessary procedures with the competent authorities in Spain "for the immediate extradition of the alleged homicide of Orlando Figuera. In this way the democratic countries reaffirm their collaboration with our justice system," Saab explained.

As reported by Tarek William Saab, the Italian-born entrepreneur was a fugitive because he was involved in the aberrant murder of Orlando Figuera. The street vendor stabbed and burned alive just because he was black and chavista. A monstrous crime.

A video shown by the VTV broadcaster shows how Enzo Franchini first created the void around Figuera and then gave the order to burn the young street vendor in Altamira, the beating heart of terrorist violence. ... 694_29409/

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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm

Possible mission: The Government of Venezuela delivered 2.7 million homes

Posted: Jul 13 2019 18:06 GMT | Last update: 13 Jul 2019 19:02 GMT

While Washington intensifies the economic blockade against Caracas, the Bolivarian Government continues with the social programs and achieves significant successes.

In Venezuela, the housing deficit has been one of the most serious problems of the population for decades. The heavy rains of 2010 left some 36,000 families homeless, aggravating the structural issue. To address the situation, President Hugo Chávez initiated the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela, a program to build 3 million homes in 9 years.

And according to the Ministry of Popular Power for Housing and Habitat, the plan is being fulfilled. During the efforts of President Chávez and his successor, Nicolás Maduro, more than 2.7 million homes have been erected. 37% of them have been done under the self-construction modality .

One example is the Amatina Urbanism, built on land expropriated from the Polar group of companies: 9 towers of 5 floors each, which today house 136 families.

Empowering communities

Spokesmen of the popular movements consider that building houses in this way also involves rethinking the city and empowering organized communities. "Starting from the selection of the land, the location of the land, the struggle for the land, going through the participatory planning and design process of the community, with technical assistance from architects, engineers, etc. , until the execution planning process of the work and the phase that we are seeing now, which is the phase of inhabiting collectively what is being built ", explained Juan Carlos Rodríguez, activist of the Movement of Settlers.

Right to decent housing
53% of the land on which these houses were built were public. 47% were private. The Minister of People's Power for Housing and Habitat, Ildemaro Villarroel, told RT how to act in the latter case.

"First there is a decree of urgency, of emergency occupation, to take it and do the soil studies." If that gives for the construction of houses, a decree of temporary occupation is made to start the works while the whole process of expropriation for public utility in land in urban and peri-urban areas, "he explained.

The reaction of those who assume ownership of the land is usually to sue the State. Few cases have prospered . Priority is given to those who, according to the Constitution, have the right to decent housing.

Government spokesmen affirm that despite the serious effects, which they claim has caused the United States blockade against the nation, the goal of delivering 500,000 homes this year alone will be achieved. If so, 3 million families will have received a home in the last 9 years. ... -viviendas

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'Expropriate! That is Moses and the Prophets!'
Goddamn right.


The "basin schools" where children in Venezuela learn to 'sow the water'
Posted: Jun 20 2019 22:37 GMT | Last update: 21 Jun 2019 18:27 GMT

A group of teachers and 'conuqueros' form children in schools to recover water basins, as a way to develop a community model in harmony with the environment.

Children participating in the project to 'plant water'. Courtesy School of Watersheds

However, in Venezuela the promoters of the planting of water focus on applying it to schools because of its " direct impact on the communities" where the watersheds are located.

"We believe that the institution in society that can plant water is the school, there is no doubt," says Rangel, who asserts that if they manage to disseminate a culture of watershed care in a child, it is enough for the child to become " a guardian of rivers and springs. "

In a first stage, the project has benefited those places in the Caribbean nation where water is scarce due to service failures or lack of pipes that take it to homes.

"In some places the springs have been used to use water for their use and consumption," says Rangel, noting that the communities where they have put into practice 'sowing water' make appropriate use of the tributaries .

How does it work?
Currently, the project is divided into three bioregions: Turimiquire knowledge school, in Sucre state; Cumbe Adentro school, in Yaracuy; and at the Karive school, in Miranda.

"It is not about planting, telling the cameras that the environment is taken care of and forgetting about it, as often happens", explains Rangel, who emphasizes that the objective is really to promote environmental care habits through concrete actions in schools .

The first thing is to select an educational site located near an 'eye of water', which is what they call a tributary or an area where there is evidence of underground aquifers.

Pedagogical tour in search of tributaries. Photo courtesy Watershed School

Once found, they organize an itinerary with the students. The next step is to make a diagnosis in the classroom for the recovery and communal use of water . With the participation of the students, the promoters of the project build what they call a 'social curriculum', which includes the participation of the closest community .

"That implies exchanging information on local knowledge , services, seeds and flavors" of the community, Rangel details. On the basis of this information, the project managers establish a proposal, linked to the planting of water, that benefits the collective.

Finally, its implementation depends on the unique conditions of the social environment: "It can be used for the conuco of a school or to preserve it as a water basin from which the community can be served," says Barboza.

The 'living books'
Not everyone can locate a 'water eye'. This work, Barboza illustrates, is only carried out by the so-called 'living books', made up of farmers, peasants and farmers with "proven popular wisdom" on how to take care of watersheds.

This 'living book' is who raises, next to the selected school, a map of possible tributaries. The evaluation takes into account what type of typical plant is planted in the community.

The children plant stems in a nursery and, once they grow, they are planted on the slopes or near the previously chosen 'water eyes'. "All that process of seeds, germination, sowing, transfer, is between the school and the 'living book,' " Barboza notes.

Another main figure is the 'student liaison'. Rangel defines him as the student with "obvious vocation to the community" that systematizes "the particular conditions of each school and the community". He is also in charge of taking the families to the classroom so that what they have learned is part of the homes .

"He is the student who manages the project not only in the school but in the community that surrounds it," says Rangel.

From 2016 to date, more than 200 schools have been addressed among the three states where the program has a presence. Of that total, 50 schools are active with the initiative.

For Barboza, the watershed school has had a "slow advance" that is justified because the task can not be done "overnight". "This takes time, you have to be patient with learning," he adds.

Venezuelan model will be replicated
The project of 'schools of basins' of Venezuela was presented during the First International Meeting of Sowers and Water Keepers, held in November 2018 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

In the final resolution of the forum they approved to replicate the Venezuelan experience in other countries, starting in Bolivia. "The truth is that watershed schools in many countries are not planting water, this way, they do not", emphasizes Rangel.

Barboza added that the proposal was welcomed, especially by the incorporation of children of school age . "All the participants were involved with the defense of water, but nobody had implemented it from the educational point of view, and that drew a lot of attention," he said. ... -venezuela

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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:55 pm

Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela
The 120-member movement held a ministerial meeting in Caracas as a US spy jet reportedly violated Venezuelan airspace.

By Paul Dobson
Jul 23rd 2019 at 7.01am

President Nicolas Maduro addresses the opening ceremony of the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Caracas over the weekend. (Presidential Press)

Mérida, July 22, 2019 ( – The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) condemned US-led sanctions and called for the construction of a multipolar world after a summit held in Caracas.

The weekend ministerial meeting brought together 120 member nations as well as seven observer countries, ten multilateral international organisations including the United Nations (UN), and fourteen specially invited nations.

Speaking at the opening ceremony Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stressed that ending US global hegemony is a realistic goal.

“The construction of a world without hegemonic empires, a world of peace, of respect for international law, is neither an odyssey nor an unrealistic utopia,” he explained.

The final document signed by participant countries rebuked US-led sanctions and established a Venezuela-led workgroup which will study the effects and ways of mitigating sanctions against NAM countries. The joint declaration also encouraged NAM members to take cases of “economic aggression” to the UN’s International Court of Justice and condemned non-constitutional efforts to bring about regime change in Venezuela.

Washington currently has sanctions levied against a number of NAM countries, including Syria, Nicaragua, China, Iran, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Venezuela. Sanctions against Venezuela have been intensified following Washington’s recognition of self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido in January 2019. The unilateral measures from the Treasury Department have targeted government and military officials, as well as several sectors of the Venezuelan economy, including banks, imports, and an oil embargo.

The United Nations has described sanctions as “illegal” and human rights violations, while an independent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research claimed that the sanctions have cost over 40,000 lives since 2017.

Venezuela has presided over the NAM, which is the second largest international bloc of countries after the UN, since 2016, and is due to hand over the responsibility to Azerbaijan at the upcoming head of states summit in October.

In Caracas, Venezuela’s UN Ambassador and NAM Presidential Commissioner Samuel Moncada presented a work report for the period 2016-19 in which he stressed the collective weight of the NAM nations.

“In the world there are 193 countries and the United States [in backing self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido] cites only 54. Here there are 120, the international community is defending Venezuela (…) Two thirds of the United Nations believes that the government of Nicolas Maduro is the legitimate government of Venezuela,” he told participants.

Visiting delegates were also adamant in rejecting sanctions and efforts to oust the Maduro government.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced a “new wage of unilateral adventurism” in the world, describing US sanctions as “economic terrorism.”

These sentiments were also shared by the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, who expressed that “We must confront the challenge [of building a multipolar world] or we must accept the will of the United States.”

Likewise, South Africa’s vice foreign minister, Alvin Botes, condemned Washington’s efforts to impose a Guaido government “in the strongest terms.”

Similar sentiments were also expressed in the interventions from a number of countries, including Russia, China, Syria, Belarus, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Vietnam.

Other themes discussed at the meeting included climate change; efforts to achieve peace and avoid war; the struggle for the control of natural resources; and conventional, biological, and chemical weapons. Venezuelan officials also took advantage of the summit to hold a series of bilateral meetings to strengthen commercial and diplomatic ties with visiting countries.

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza presides over the closing session of the NAM meeting. (Presidential Press)

US spy plane violates Venezuelan airspace

The weekend NAM conference came on the heels of a tense episode involving a US and two Venezuelan jets off the Caribbean country’s northern border.

Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez gave a press conference on Monday morning in which he claimed the USAF EP-3 Aries II reconnaissance jet entered the country’s flight notification area, in which it needed to notify Venezuelan authorities. The failure to comply activated the protocol through which two Venezuelan Su-30 jets escorted the US airplane back into international airspace.

Venezuelan armed forces likewise condemned the episode, claiming that “efforts to communicate [with the US jet] were unfruitful” and that it turned off its transponder system to avoid being identified. They also alleged that this is the 76th incident of this type in 2019 and rejected US “aggressions” and “violation of international agreements.”

For its part, the US Southern Command equally called Venezuelan actions “aggressive” and “irresponsible,” arguing that the US jet was on a “multi-nationally recognized & approved mission” and in international airspace. Washington also took aim at Moscow, which has several military supply and cooperation deals with Caracas, saying that the episode “demonstrates Russia’s irresponsible military support to Maduro's illegitimate regime.”



An infogram released by the Venezuelan armed forces depicts the alleged events of Friday in the following order: 1- 09.52: radio contact with the US EP-3E coming from Central America established; 2- 10.25: Venezuelan armed force jets deployed from the ‘TTE Luis del Valle Garcia’ airbase in Barcelona, Anzoátegui State; 3- 10.46: the US EP-3E entered Venezuelan air space; 4- 11.33: interception, identification, and assistance to the EP-3E jet; 5- 11.43: persuasion and expulsion of the US EP-3E jet from Venezuelan airspace; 6- 12.20: the Venezuelan jets returned to the ‘Cap Manuel Rios’ airbase in El Sombrero, Guárico State.

Edited by Ricardo Vaz from Caracas.
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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Tales of Resistance: Births and Rebirths of Comandante Chávez
On occasion of Chávez's 65th birthday, VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos looks back on his achievements and stresses the need to defend his legacy.

VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos looks back on Chávez's legacy and vision on his 65th birthday. (Venezuelanalysis)
By Jessica Dos Santos -
Jul 26th 2019 at 8.00am

President Hugo Chávez was born on July 28, 1954. However, as Gabriel García Márquez would say, “human beings are not born for good the day their mothers give birth to them, rather life forces them to be reborn time and again.”

Thus, Chávez was reborn, by natural birth or emergency C-section, every time the times and the national context demanded he reinvent himself.

That is how we got to know Chávez the politician, the philosopher, the historian, the economist, the soldier, the religious man, and you can go on counting. But, in each of these lives, culture was ever present.

The first time he spoke about “culture” was during his electoral campaign in June 1998: “Children, when they get to school, they need to receive a dignifying message that will raise their spirits and not repress them. We should prepare them with freedom, with dignity, through culture and education. Our education, our culture, is one of the areas that needs emergency action. We need to put a stop to children on the streets. We can’t have kids on the streets, kids need to be in school, fly kites, play football, and be happy.”

And that’s what I was: a 9 year-old carajita listening to him in the old living room TV set. But outside my building, in a busy neighborhood of Caracas, tons of kids slept in the streets. It was hard to believe this man would one day achieve what he promised. But he did.

Within the first months of his term, the government was able to remove kids from the streets. Not by disappearing them in the kind of “social prophylaxis” employed in the past, nor putting them in child exploitation networks, but through a profoundly integral social care.

Later, another milestone was hit. The average number of new people learning how to read and write jumped from 5 to 137 thousand a year. And finally, seven or eight years later, Unesco declared Venezuela a “territory free from illiteracy” after certifying the literacy of 1.7 million people.

“We can never tire from repeating the truths about our history that were hidden from us. We cannot allow the generations that follow us to be fooled as we were. And for that, reading and writing is a must, to multiply information,” Chávez said during the swearing-in of the presidential commission charged with the Misión Robinson literacy program.

Since then, nobody else approached me in banks asking me to fill their forms because “they’d forgotten their glasses at home” (the sweet excuse used by those who never learned how to read and write).

From Chávez’s hand, education (from kindergarten through university) became free; over one million Venezuelans (adults, seniors) got a high school degree through Misión Ribas; seven out every ten students received a laptop for free; the amount of teachers rose by 468 percent (from 70 thousand to 317 thousand); 44 public universities were launched; we became, in fact, the fifth country in the world with the highest number of university students per capita; and the third country in the region where people read the most.

Amidst this hurricane of successes, many of us fell in love with the man and the political project behind them... because that’s what Chávez was: a man with a will and an agenda, able to withstand enemy attacks. And not simply a product of a “$100 oil barrel” as some would have us believe. If it were that simple, any country with resources would be doing swimmingly, and we know that’s not the case.

In fact, while the international media used to say that Chavistas existed because they were “given money, cars, houses, etc,” many of us joined these ranks because these achievements gave us back the stolen dignity, let us to find out who we truly were, to dream about a real possibility of being better.

Today, when Chávez would turn 65, amidst a crisis and an economic siege, we should recall and defend his achievements, as absurd or difficult as it may seem. This must be done also if it means setting his policies apart from the current ones.

In this regard, we should recognize his mistakes (as Chávez used to do through his famous “self-criticism”), but not allow his track record and political vision to fade, nor his figure to be tarnished by the setbacks that stain or present, a present in which he’s not here to defend himself.

In fact, every time someone says “Venezuela is like this because of Chávez, or socialism,” we need to raise our voices, or we risk losing thousands of possible partisans for a better world.

French opera director and writer Michel Rostain, who lost his twenty-one year old son to deadly meningitis, used to say that “what dies is what you no longer remember, everything that’s remembered is still alive.”

However, maybe there’s something worse than being forgotten, which is to be remembered in a biased way.

It’s up to us to stop it.

Jessica Dos Santos is a Venezuelan journalist and writer for the web portal 15yUltimo and Épale CCS magazine. She is the author of the book “Caracas en Alpargatas” (2018) and a university professor. She’s won the Aníbal Nazoa Journalism Prize in 2014 and received honorable mentions in the Simón Bolívar National Journalism prize in 2016 and 2018.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Venezuelanalysis editorial staff.
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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:07 pm

Massacre in Barinas against revolutionary militants. Current Statement
Jul 28, 2019 | Communications |


The Revolutionary Current Bolívar and Zamora and the Popular Defense Brigades Hugo Chávez want to denounce before the country and the world the murder of six comrades of our movements by an armed group not yet determined, presumably mercenaries paid by sectors of the landowner's right area.

The partners killed were: Eudes Yorkley Rojas, CI 17357016, Manuel J. Cordero Benítez CI 27628648, Alexi Ontiveros Mora CI 26928273, Eudes Rojas Peña, CI 2051746, Kevin Navas Rodríguez CI 23007086, Milaidy Navas González.
The events occurred on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 am in the Km 12 sector of the agricultural penetration road of the Ticoporo Reserve of the Sucre municipality of Barinas state, where the peers belonging to the BDP were repairing a motorcycle.

Milaidy Navas

Eudes Yorkley Rojas

Kevin Navas

The modus operandi allows to infer that the cowardly attack was carried out by a team with military training, presumably composed of elements of Colombian paramilitarism, former Venezuelan police and common crime.

It must be remembered that in recent days the so-called Venezuelan Self-Defense Forces have attacked FANB military units and, systematically, threatening the security forces and Chavez militants. This as part of the imperial intervention plans on our homeland. The fact that the operation has been directed by a woman with a Colombian accent gives us the ground to affirm the above.
#LaCorriente and the BDPHCH, we request the greatest speed in the investigations that will lead to the clarification of the facts and the punishment of the material and intellectual responsible. We rely on the capabilities of our judicial investigation bodies, but we will maintain a struggle by denouncing and mobilizing to request that these murders not go unpunished.
We tell murderers that we will not be intimidated, that as people we are humanly vulnerable, but spiritually we are ironically conformed by what our people have always been, a brave and irreducible people. In any field you will find us standing and determined. Do not expect clemency if you act cowardly and painfully. The Bolivarian justice arm is long and always does justice.
We send our solidarity to the relatives of the fallen companions in these hard times. In the midst of deep pain, be proud that your loved ones fell as patriots, as revolutionaries. They were not bandits. They will be eternally martyrs of this people, militants of a noble cause in which they believed and for which they offered their lives.

Honor and glory to our brothers and our sister, fallen. They will always be present in our hearts and thoughts, in every battle and day of struggle. We will know how to be worthy of your sacrifice and with you we will always go to victory.

Bolívar y Zamora National Revolutionary Current Coordination ... corriente/

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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Juan Guaidó’s Regime Change Lobby

John McEvoy examines the ins and outs of Juan Guaidó's team and their shady connections.

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After Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuelan president on 23 January, the opposition leader immediately sought to legitimise his parallel government by garnering international support. The US, most European states, and large parts of Latin America moved swiftly to recognise Venezuela’s new "interim president" (indeed, US Vice President Mike Pence had already given Guaidó Washington’s blessing), and the opposition leader began announcing his ambassadorial positions before the month’s end.

In the time since, however, Guaidó’s international credibility has suffered a series of blows. Multiple failed coup attempts have forced the ‘interim’ president back to the negotiating table, and members of his Popular Will (VP) party recently became embroiled in a major corruption scandal. Though the Western media’s love affair with the Venezuelan opposition has begun to wane, the US is standing resolute behind Guaidó, even directing "aid" money designated for Honduras and Guatemala to pay his party’s expenses.

Now, therefore, seems an apt moment to look closer at who Guaidó’s "ambassadors" are, what they’re up to and, crucially, where their money’s coming from. In doing so, Guaidó’s envoys begin to look less like diplomats than regime change lobbyists. And tied to oil, old money, and elite US institutions, they reflect the true essence of the Venezuelan opposition.

Regime change lobby
Tamara Suju
Tamara Suju, an international human rights lawyer, is Guaidó’s "ambassador" to the Czech Republic.

Suju is the executive director of the Czech-based Center for Studies and Analysis for Latin America (CASLA) Institute, whose mission statement is:

to share with Latin-American reformers the finest lessons of democratic and economic transformation in post-communist Europe.

The CASLA Institute is one of numerous projects incorporated within another Czech-based non-government organisation (NGO) named DEMAS. According to its website, DEMAS is supported by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and, vitally, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Known as “America’s meddling machine," the NED is a central organisation among numerous US regime change agencies. As lawyer Eva Golinger documented in 2014, the NED and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have agitated for regime change in Venezuela for well over a decade. Between 2013 and 2014 alone, they pumped over $14 million into Venezuelan opposition groups as violent street protests erupted across the country.

Yet Suju’s ties with the US regime-change apparatus go further. The CASLA Institute’s website boasts that it is also bankrolled by the NED, as well as Forum 2000 (a "pro-democracy and human rights" conference, again, funded by the NED). In 2015, the NED awarded Suju a "democracy" award; she accepted it in person from NED President Carl Gershman.

Guaidó’s representative in the Czech Republic is also the international coordinator for human rights NGO Foro Penal (Penal Forum), which the US State Department has decorated with numerous awards for its work in Venezuela. According to WikiLeaks cables from 2006, Foro Penal has been bankrolled by Freedom House and the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF) through a USAID-supported project. Foro Penal president Alfredo Romero, meanwhile, has spoken at a “US Democracy Support” forum.

Just two weeks before Guaidó pronounced himself president, Foro Penal published a damning report on the alleged use of torture in Venezuela. The report was widely circulated in the international press, fanning the flames of “international pressure” already burning around Maduro’s feet. More recently, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet widely cited Foro Penal’s report as if it were a neutral source, demonstrating the revolving door between the human rights industry and the US State Department.

To this end, Suju is unsurprisingly connected to a who’s who of regime change hustlers masquerading as human rights advocates. In March, Organisation of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro – who broke the OAS charter by recognising Guaidó as president in January – signed an agreement with Suju, lending OAS support to CASLA as an "early-warning human rights NGO."

Elsewhere, Suju rubs shoulders with Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Americas director, José Miguel Vivanco, who argued in 2018 that “US/Canada sanctions do not harm the poor." Vivanco also concurred with Joanna Hausmann’s (daughter of neoliberal economist and Guaidó adviser Ricardo Hausmann) observation that: “Hands off [Venezuela] can actually mean ‘blood on your hands.'"

CASLA also participated in the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York, organised by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). Despite its apparently innocuous title, HRF’s founder is the disgraced Thor Halvorssen, who also happens to be the first cousin of VP founder Léopoldo Lopez – another recipient of NED funds.

It thus comes as little surprise that Suju has long agitated for regime change in Venezuela. In her acceptance speech for the NED "democracy" award in 2015, Suju unsubtly pled for foreign intervention, saying: “The Venezuelan people cannot take on the irrational army and dangerous government alone."

At the NED-funded Solidaridad Democrática en América Latina conference in Colombia in 2018, Suju told a packed audience that Venezuela needed “more sanctions... because this government won’t go with votes." CASLA’s website, meanwhile, describes Venezuela as “a large open-air concentrate camp” – a provocative charge for an NGO based in the Czech Republic.

With her privileged status as a human rights lawyer, Suju has become an important strand in a spider’s web of US-funded public support factories for regime change. Indeed, as the CASLA Institute bragged on Twitter: “The US press is echoing the work of the CASLA Institute on Venezuela. Yesterday, the Washington Post, Fox News, NBC News published pieces on our denunciation of torture presented by the International Penal Court." Her US funders, it seems, are getting decent value for their money.

Vanessa Neumann
Vanessa Neumann is Guaidó’s "ambassador" to the UK. She is the founder and owner of Asymmetrica, a company which specialises in corporate risk assessment for Fortune 500 oil and gas companies in Latin America.

Alongside Henriy Kissinger quotes and dense corporate euphuism, Asymmetrica’s website hosts a blog written by Neumann. On 25 February, two days after the USAID "humanitarian aid" debacle (and three weeks before Guaidó would appoint her ambassador), Neumann frothed how USAID trucks were “burned by the criminal regime," and explained how a “Guaidó government needs to be strategic and project its power." In a self-endorsing article masquerading as friendly advice, she claimed Guaidó must:

Hire the private sector team with a long track record in aggressive asset recovery: if they nailed Hezbollah and ISIS, they can nail the Maduro regime.

Appoint ambassadors to the world’s financial centers who have serious diplomatic and anti-illicit finance credibility.

Asymmetrica, whose staff also includes Guaidó’s "ambassador" to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, has not responded to questions regarding its financing at the time of writing.

Neumann’s LinkedIn page, meanwhile, adds that she is a former senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) think-tank, and that she has:

Lobbied [the] US government for oil industry interests under Venezuela’s Minister Counselor for Petroleum Affairs [during the 1990s].

In 2017, Neumann appeared to lobby then-CIA director Mike Pompeo for regime change directly. At an Aspen Institute think-tank Q&A, Neumann told Pompeo she was “interested in your open assessment on American interests in or threats from Venezuela." She punctuated her question by saying: “regime change looks to be – we hope – imminent or spiralling down." Pompeo responded by suggesting that plans were already underway to topple the Maduro government – a crucial detail on both counts given the Venezuelan opposition’s main indignation centres around the 2018 presidential election.

Speaking to the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the US congress in March, Neumann claimed “Venezuela... has a legitimate interim government that is loved by the people," and suggested possible “military cooperation” with the US. Notably, Neumann also cited Foro Penal before the House, demonstrating in remarkable fashion how information laundered through the US government can come full circle – presented back to its originators as evidence for regime change

Since her appointment as ambassador later the same month, Neumann has attended the Middle East Institute’s (MEI) "Venezuela, Hezbollah and Iran" event in London. The most recently published donor list for the MEI includes Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Raytheon, and numerous Saudi government institutions. She has also frequented various "security" events including the Rockefeller brothers-funded AspenSecurity conference (where she met her “teenage idol” Madeleine Albright), and the defence industry-sponsored CABSEC/SAMSEC forum.

While gunning for regime change, Neumann barely conceals a nostalgia for the pre-Hugo Chávez days – a period marked by unfettered neoliberalism and burgeoning racial inequality in Venezuela. In an interview with CNN‘s John Fredericks in 2018, Neumann said:

Oh my god... please, we want the return of the Americans... I grew up in a country that… loved the US, saw it as a model of the region. And now the people are starving, you have 30 million who have basically been, like, kidnapped.

Neumann told the Financial Times in June that “no one’s given me anything. And I’m quite a chunk of my own money down. Not quite six figures, but nearly." Though her pockets are undoubtedly deep, her opaque financing and political track record raise serious questions about who else may be filling them, and in whose interests she might function as an official ambassador.

Elisa Trotta Gamus
Guaidó’s Argentinian "ambassador," Elisa Trotta Gamus, is also a human rights lawyer. According to her Linkedin page, Trotta has worked as a coordinator for USAID and the Ford Foundation in Venezuela.

In Argentina, Trotta heads an NGO named "Alianza por Venezuela," apparently designed to help Venezuelan migrants in the country. But Trotta is also named within a list of beneficiaries of Argentinian president Mauricio Macri’s PRO party within the ominous context of “strengthening Latin American democracies."

“Like any PRO foundation worth its salt," writes Argentinian news outlet El Disenso, “Alianza por Venezuela is opaque to the point of illegality... it is impossible to know the amount or origin of the funds it manages." Trotta also reportedly donated to Macri’s 2017 election campaign to the tune of $15,000.

“Following social media”, El Disenso continues, “we find a very sensible woman who, in between photos of yachts, travelling the world, long drinks and oyster plates, always finds a moment to worry about the misery of her brothers [in Venezuela], upon which she’s cemented a prosperous career."

Carlos Vecchio
As the Grayzone reported in June, Carlos Vecchio has led the regime change charge in the US for some years. He was awarded for his efforts on 14 May, when regime change enthusiast and Florida senator Rick Scott presented Vecchio with the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Freedom Award. Keeping with fashion, the IRI is another US-government funded regime change factory with longstanding links with Venezuela; its Freedom Award is sponsored by the NED and ExxonMobil.

Julio Borges and Carlos Scull Raygada
Julio Borges is Guaidó’s Lima group "ambassador." Borges is one of the co-founders of the Primero Justicia party, which was largely built on IRI and NED funds. Guaidó’s envoy to Peru, Carlos Scull Raygada, was also a significant Primero Justicia operative in the Sucre mayorship, Caracas, in 2014. During this time, Scull was also linked to NED funding.

Regime change legacy
A significant number of Guaidó’s international envoys – supposedly responsible for behaving diplomatically – are linked to past regime change efforts in Venezuela, including plots to assassinate high-level government officials.

Guaidó’s "ambassador" to France, Isadora Zubillaga, is one of the founding members of VP and widely seen as the right-hand woman of Leopoldo Lopez. Like Primero Justicia, VP was bankrolled by the NED from its earliest days.

In a video diffused in 2016 by the Venezuelan socialist party’s vice president, Diosdado Cabello, Zubillaga is accused of leaving Venezuela more than 30 times to launder money through construction sites for VP. Cabello also claims that Zubillaga organised the “Mexican party” – a 2010 meeting in Mexico City, where high-end VP officials laid out a coup plot against Chávez.

Guaidó’s German "ambassador," Otto Gebauer, manned Hugo Chávez’s prison cell during a coup attempt in 2002. After the event, Gebauer wrote a book entitled “I Saw Him Cry," claiming the president tearfully requested to be released and sent to Cuba. Gebauer “is an incendiary figure in Venezuela," writes German-based news outlet DW: “You don’t have to oppose Guaidó to wonder whether he might not have been able to come up with a more diplomatic figure." Borges also played a significant role in the 2002 coup, and in various subsequent destabilisation efforts.

Humberto Calderón Berti is Guaidó’s "ambassador" to Colombia. In July, Venezuelan-based news outlet Mision Verdad reported that Calderon was personally contacted by a marksman involved in an alleged plot to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro and various high-ranking Venezuelan officials.

Numerous members of Guaidó’s diplomatic team, meanwhile, are close allies of María Corina Machado, who has been accused of inciting violent street protests and discussing coup plots against the Venezuelan government with US State Department officials. Brazilian "Ambassador" Teresa Belandria served as international coordinator for Machado’s VenteVenezuela party. Canadian "Ambassador" Orlando Viera-Blanco is an apparent supporter of Machado. Neumann has called her a “friend," and celebrated voting in the 2017 elections with Machado’s cousin. Suju has made similar remarks.

With these combined cases, we see not the image of a diplomatic team but of a regime change lobby which is historically inclined to launch violent destabilisation campaigns. At some level, their propensity to play a zero-sum regime change game must cast aspersions on the level of good-will present around the negotiating table in Barbados.

Born to rule
Guaidó’s envoys also seem to have a quasi-aristocratic relationship to power. Many are descendants of the pre-Chávez political establishment or the old Venezuelan oligarchy, and their stubbornness to concede power is revealing.

Indeed, Carlos Vecchio (US), son of former COPEI official Rafael Vecchio, once claimed unironically: “My father was a politician, so it must be in my blood." He would later claim: “I felt that it was my responsibility to go into politics after watching my father’s efforts”.

Maria Faría (Costa Rica) is “the daughter of would-be Hugo Chávez assassin” Jesus Faría Rodriguez and step-daughter of politician and aid to former President Jaime Lusinchi, Blanca Ibánez. Elisa Trotta Gamus (Argentina) is the niece of opposition politician Paulina Gamus. And Guarequena Gutiérrez (Chile) is the daughter of former opposition politician José Bernabé Gutiérrez.

Neumann, meanwhile, is the grand-daughter of Hans Neumann, who formed part of Venezuela’s old economic elite and, according to WikiLeaks cables, organised official US visits to the country during the 1970s. She, like Calderón Berti (Colombia) and Vecchio, has significant ties with private oil interests.

A considerable number of Guaidó’s "ambassadors" were also educated in elite US institutions. Neumann (UK) is a Yale fellow and former student of Stanford; Vecchio (US) studied law at Georgetown; Calderón Berti (Colombia) studied petroleum engineering in Oklahoma; Trotta Gamus (Argentina) received a Master’s degree from Brandeis university in Massachusetts; Teresa Belandria (Brazil) is a research scholar at the National Defense University in Washington; Zubillaga (France) has worked with the Kennedy Foundation in human rights and with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg; Rene de Sola Quintero (Ecuador) studied law in Washington; and Borges (Lima group) earned his masters at Boston College and is Oxford university alumni.

Though formally out of government since 1998, certain sections of the Venezuelan opposition have never truly accepted the mandate of the Bolivarian revolution. The current coup attempt must be contextualised within a wider effort to restore the "normal" pre-Chávez class order in Venezuela.

For all intents and purposes, Guaidó’s attempts to forcibly remove the elected government of Venezuela have failed. And though this is far from the first US-backed coup attempt in the country, none have yet left an entire diplomatic mission – lacking the political and material means to fulfil the requirements of the role - in limbo, leaving major questions about their financing unanswered.

This crisis of legitimacy, it seems, is only likely to deteriorate as the gulf between political reality and regime change expectations grows.

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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:43 pm

Moving Tributes Held for 'Ticoporo Massacre' Victims

One week ago, six militants belonging to the Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades of the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ) were assassinated in Ticoporo Reserve in Barinas State. Popular movements, local officials, constituent assembly deputies, and friends and family members gathered over the weekend in emotional tributes to the victims.

By Katrina Kozarek
Aug 5th 2019 at 8.01am
This past weekend popular movements, local officials, constituent assembly deputies, leaders of diverse Chavista political parties, as well as friends and family of the victims united to pay tribute to the six Chavista activists who were assassinated on July 27, an event which is referred to by the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ) as the "Ticoporo Massacre."

The victims, José Gerardo Rojas, Alexis Ontiveros Mora, Eudis Jhoncley Rojas Peña, Kevin Alirio Navas Rodríguez, Milagdi Oliday Garrido Navas y Manuel Cordero Benítez belonged to the CRBZ's Hugo Chávez Popular Defense Brigades in the region. The emotional tribute took place on the grounds where the assassinations took place outside the home of Kevin Navas in Sucre Municipality of Barinas State.

Participants expressed their indignation for what they believe to be part of a systematic “counterrevolutionary attack against Chavista militancy”. Orlando Zambrano, national constituent assembly member and member of the CRBZ, alleged that the violence was organized and executed with “the participation of [large scale] cattle farmers, former security agents and paramilitaries.”

Yenifer Urbina, municipal council member for the United Socialist Party (PSUV) and activist of the CRBZ, referred to the assassinations as a massacre and declared that "we are not afraid, we will not leave this be, we demand justice!” Alibeth Navas, sister to one of the victims and also member of the CRBZ, seconded the call for justice and stated that "no one will shut us up."

Those who presided the tribute expressed frustration at the apparent lack of action from crime-fighting forces and the CICPC investigative police. Nine days after the assassinations occurred, there has been no official information released from investigative forces nor the Attorney General’s office.

Juan Carlos Guevara, general secretary of the Chavista party Homeland for All (PPT), stated in his intervention that "there can't be so much impunity in a revolution”.

Ángel Prado, constituent assembly deputy and leader of El Maizal commune in neighboring Lara State, expressed “This outrages me, if those responsible for creating justice don't do it out of fear, the peasants must rise up...” after holding up a bullet shell still left on the ground.

The massacre follows a number of campesino assassinations this year, most of which have gone unpunished, including that of Communist leader Luis Fajardo in Merida State in November.

Caracas also paid tribute to the 'Ticoporo Martyrs'
Popular movements in Caracas also paid tribute to those referred to by the CRBZ as the “Ticoporo Martyrs” in the Los Caobos Park and the Cultural Center of Parque Central.

The Patriotic Force "Alexis Vive,” the Movimiento de Pobladores y Pobladoras, the Other School (La Otra Escuela), the Otro Beta Movement, the National Network of Communards, Surgentes Collective, the Platform of Peasant Struggle, Askapena of Euskal Herria (Basque Country), and the popular movement Patria Grande from Argentina were among those organisations which expressed their solidarity and demands for justice.

In the event held in Caracas, Kevin Rangel, national coordinator of the CRBZ, warned that the deaths of the six members were not “isolated actions,” relating them to the advances of US imperialism through the reactivation of “paramilitarism, principally since January of this year.”

The various popular movements, individuals and political figures present at the tributes held in both Caracas and Barinas resoundingly called for an in-depth police investigation and justice for the fallen.

Photos by Katrina Kozarek of and Carolina Cruz of CRBZ Press

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Post by blindpig » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm

How the US blockade hurts to Venezuelans? A realistic look
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Economic sanctions against Venezuela have been extended and toughened since 2015, with the first US executive order. The objective: to create a social crisis to justify a forced change of government. The consequence: the suffering of children, men, women and the elderly.

Venezuela has resisted since the arrival of Hugo Chavez to the presidency the aggressions of the United States (USA) and its allies. Coups, opposition violence, induced inflation, attacks on the national currency and threats of military intervention. But, the most serious of all is the financial blockade to suffocate the economy of the South American country and cause a social crisis that justifies an arbitrary change of government.

For many Venezuelans and the international community, economic sanctions and blockade only affect the Government of Nicolás Maduro. This exemplifies how the US media campaign has penetrated, as it manages to impose a devastating blockade on the economic system of a country and, in some way, position itself as a savior instead of an executioner.

The reality is that the US blockade It has caused serious damage to the Venezuelan population, but to understand how and why we should review some concepts and history.

1. Definition of blockade and sanctions

A financial block is to prevent a person (natural or legal) from trading, buying, selling, redeeming and even receiving help from third parties, because they would be sanctioned.

Specifically, when we refer to the case of Venezuela, the blockade consists in expelling the country from international financial markets. This prevents it from renewing or acquiring new public debt securities in world stock markets.

The blockade against Venezuela is shaped in the form of international sanctions (imposed by the US and the European Union) that block the country's economy and limit the movement of Venezuelan government officials.

International sanctions are "an instrument, of an economic / diplomatic nature, which aims to modify policies or activities of other countries, which involve violation of international law or human rights," according to the Ministry of Economy and Business of Spain.

2. What does the UN say about sanctions?

The United Nations Charter does not recognize sanctions. Article 41 indicates that "the Security Council may invite Member States to apply measures that do not involve the use of armed force to maintain or restore international peace and security." Measures, not economic sanctions.

In this regard, he points out that "global economic sanctions and comprehensive commercial embargoes appear today as obsolete coercive measures." He adds that "experience shows that sanctions can have very negative consequences for civilians, especially for vulnerable groups."

3. Why is there a blockade against Venezuela?

The objectives pursued when imposing international sanctions against a country are several, but the main one is "to modify a certain behavior on the part of a State, non-state entity or a group of individuals", as the Spanish Foreign Ministry explains in its Web. That is, to force a change of government as a result of the economic damage caused to the population.

This "strategy" of sanctioning and economically blocking a country did not begin with Venezuela. It is a form of long-standing aggression and among the most notorious examples are: Yugoslavia (1921), Greece (1925) and Cuba (1962). The last case shows that they are not always effective in imposing a change of government and political model, despite the great damage against the Cuban population for more than half a century.

4. How is the blockade against Venezuela?

The financial blockade against Venezuela began with the executive order of 9 de mato de 2015, signed by the then US president, Barack Obama. It was the extension of the economic sanctions issued by the United States Congress on December 10, 2014 against the government and the country as a whole.

The executive order was extended in the following years by Obama and his Republican successor, Donald Trump, to accumulate a set of bans on the Venezuelan financial and economic system. These were detailed by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, at a press conference of the United Nations, in April of this year.

Arreaza pointed out that Venezuela's financial losses, as a result of the risk rating and the impossibility of moving the country's securities, amount to 1.4 trillion dollars.

1. All transactions aimed at obtaining financing for Venezuela are prohibited, such as the direct or indirect purchase of securities from the Government, which includes bonds, loans, credit extensions, loan guarantees, letters of credit, drafts, banker acceptances , invoices or discount notes, and commercial papers.

2. All transactions related to the provision of financing and other transactions in any digital currency, digital currency or digital token are prohibited. This measure directly affects the Petro cryptocurrency.

3. The sale, transfer, assignment, or grant as a guarantee by the government of Venezuela of any participation in the capital of any entity in which the Government of Venezuela has fifty percent or more ownership is prohibited.

4. It is increasingly limited to national institutions (public and private) to execute payments to suppliers, beneficiaries, receive payments, execute transactions, manage investment portfolios, meet financial obligations such as the cancellation of titles and bonds of public debt, and / or access international financing sources.

5. The unilateral closing of correspondent banking contracts with the main Venezuelan financial institutions, such as the Central Bank of Venezuela, the Economic and Social Development Bank of Venezuela, the Bank of Venezuela, Banco Bicentenario, PDVSA and others. While banks that continue to maintain relations with Venezuelan institutions have significantly increased bank fees for the execution of operations.


6. The Central Bank of Venezuela is prohibited from conducting transactions in US dollars. It also limits and interrupts operations in international banks inside and outside the US. This has resulted in higher transaction costs and loss of value that must be assumed by Venezuela. In addition, the situation has forced the use of other emerging market currencies (Turkish Liras, Dírhams and Yuanes), which has generated millions of financial losses due to exchange rate variations with respect to the US dollar.

7. Blocking of financial assets, capital, subsidiaries and companies associated with Venezuelan state-owned companies, mainly the state-owned oil company PDVSA and its subsidiaries, such as CITGO, which has three refineries in the United States, a network of pipelines and more than 5,000 gas stations.

8. Appropriation of resources denominated in dollars and other currencies in international banks, which had the condition of being international reserves of the Central Bank of Venezuela.

9. There are also penalties for high-level officials of the Venezuelan Government, but these lack information. They do not detail in which bank the frozen accounts are or how much money they had. Nor do they say which goods were confiscated and in what part of the US. (or the world) meet.

5. Consequences of the blockade for Venezuelans
As already stated throughout the text, the US sanctions against Venezuela they are aimed at blocking their entire economy. A concept that is important to explain over and over again, since the opposition and the right-aligned press have positioned (successfully) the matrix that sanctions do not affect the Venezuelan population, but "freeze bank accounts and assets" of government officials

The reality is more sinister. The United States, as the leader of the international financial system, has ordered that the reserves that belong to the Venezuelan people (chavistas and opponents alike) be retained by financial organizations around the world.

The consequences of the sanctions? Let's make a count:

- Medicines

Sanctions against Venezuela have a serious effect on Venezuelans, because it is a country that depends on its imports of food, medicine and machinery for its internal production.

In turn, imports depend on resources for the sale of oil, which is also restricted by the US blockade. Venezuela cannot sell its oil because buyers could be sanctioned. In fact, pressure from the US government against India inhibited the doubling of crude oil shipments to the Asian nation.

The sanctions prevent importing medicines that are not made in the country or the raw material to produce it. On September 7, 2017, President Nicolás Maduro denounced before the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) the "freezing" in an international port of a cargo with more than 300 thousand doses of insulin.

Also in November of that year the BSN Medical laboratory blocked, by order of the Colombian Government, a package of Primaquina, a medicine for the treatment with malaria, which had been purchased by Venezuela.

In 2018, the president of the Public Power Commission of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Pedro Carreño, indicated that 39 million dollars, destined for the purchase of food and medicine, were returned by the international financial system to Venezuela

On the other hand, the sanctions have sabotaged the transaction of 4,851,252 euros needed to treat 26 Venezuelan patients in Italy, who expect bone marrow transplants. These people receive treatment thanks to a PDVSA agreement with a foundation. The resources are part of the 1,543 million euros, retained by the financial entity Novo Banco in Portugal.

Blocks to Venezuelan transactions for the purchase of medicines occur day by day, but most do not go public.


- Foods

The sanctions also prevent importing food and even developing the agri-food industry, given the blockade to acquire new supplies and equipment. It is a blow to the Venezuelan population.

An example of this has been the shipping block for the entry of food distributed by the Local Supply and Production Committee (CLAP), a popular organization system for carrying bags of food house to house.

On May 19, 2019, CLAP Secretary General Freddy Bernal reported that the U.S. Government sanctioned 10 of the 12 shipping companies that moved food to Venezuela, for the CLAP. In addition to this, Mexico cannot be paid directly in dollars for food and transactions must be made through a third country. As a result, the commercial exchange went from taking 20 days to 60.

Previously, in 2016, Bernal had denounced that banks frozen the payment in foreign currency to international suppliers to prevent the entry of food container ships. A tactic that keeps repeating and threatens to get worse.

The Wall Street Journal reported on May 21, 2019 that the U.S. He plans to introduce in the next three months a package of sanctions aimed at destroying the CLAP food program.

- Education, sport and culture

The sanctions affect education and research in the country, because it is not possible to acquire equipment for basic sciences or books and other bibliographies that are produced outside Venezuela.

Sports are also affected because the South American nation cannot import sports equipment and implements. While international payment blockages threaten not to be able to transfer athletes to world competitions.

An example of this occurred on September 6, 2017, when an international bank prevented the transfer of resources for more than a million and a half dollars to cancel airfare, accommodation and other items. On that occasion, the Venezuelan government delivered state aircraft for the transfer. ... Uw2RvJKiM9
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Re: Venezuela

Post by blindpig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:43 pm

The devil's lawyer
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Among the tricks of the jocular Venezuelan comedian named Juan Guaidó is the spurious appointment of right and left of his relatives, friends, compadres, close friends and party partners as an imaginary position he comes up with. Of course, this is void of all nullity. However, some countries with governments of the extreme right, mounted on the agenda of the coup against the legitimate government of Venezuela, have given rope to the madman, recognizing the monigotes of the " team " Guaidó, violating the most minimal diplomatic norms, the Respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs.

In most cases, these diplomats and officials of the " team " Guaido, do not go from being holograms, virtual creepers, without real powers or powers to exercise any public office or to represent the country. They barely reach Chinese vases, part of the fraud ridden by Guaido. They are only grill to fill the social networks of the hysterical right and the "fearsome" warriors of the keyboard.

In principle, they joined other cases of madness and futility such as the so-called " TSJ in exile ", whose first sentence evidenced the real inapplicability of any decision that this sinister experiment could issue. But from the futility they went to shameless plundering, putting the teeth of companies owned by the Venezuelan State such as Citgo or Colombo-Venezuelan Monomers, a subsidiary of Pequiven located in the neighboring country.

It is already public and notorious that much of the " sacrificed patriots " on the right, the "team" Guaidó, did not work as ad honorem as we thought. No way. The majority live by transiting the companies that usurp, they live from the businesses with the bonds and the most shameless and immoral receive direct payment from the US government. Footmen without shame. VIP Hampones that only dance to the rhythm of the dollar.

But it gets worse. These unscrupulous thugs are also in the play of shearing and finishing off Venezuelan assets abroad. The most pathetic case is represented by the “ Special Prosecutor ” in exile, José Ignacio Hernández. Named in the Equestrian Gazette by the irresponsible Guaidó, capo di tutti capi .

No virtues or outstanding events in your past. You only have to be one more sifrino, gross cousin of the usurper Guaidó. Their links and work experience are the important thing to highlight. His firm defended Empresas Polar against the Venezuelan State. He also represented Owen Illinois against the country. He is part of the team named by Guaido, with the endorsement of his boss Donald Trump, to usurp the Citgo board. But the cherry in the cake is his participation, as an expert advisor, in the trial that the Canadian mining company Crystallex continues against Venezuela. You have to be stateless, an immoral and a scoundrel to sell to your own homeland for a few dollars. Damage your entire country by defending a foreign corporation. This reflects the very low ethical and moral level of the high positions of “team ”Guaidó.

Now Hernandez presents himself candidly as the devil's lawyer. As the most proven of the most pure patriots of the " team " Guaidó, who, detaching himself from all personal, monetary and financial interest, came to this world to defend Citgo from death from the embargo (a risk he helped to generate). That macabre story is not believed by anyone. This unscrupulous right must have already committed to Trump and his hawks to top off Citgo's assets at the price of a weak hen, both with Crystallex and with the holders of the bonds issued by the Republic (2020 bonds), backed by the company itself . Everything after the financial blockade of the country, preventing it from fulfilling its commitments (interest and capital payments) as it had historically done.

The Prosecutor's Office announced the initiation of criminal investigations against the prosecutor chimbo de Guaidó. It is not only the immorality of litigating against your homeland, there is also " prevarication ", because in the exercise of a charge (even if it is spurious), Hernández conspired with foreign companies to damage the interests of the Republic. He used privileged information from Citgo, which, as a usurping official of the " team " of Guampó's hampons, had access thanks to the nonsense of unbalanced President Donald Trump, who gave them an open license to loot Venezuela's assets in that country freely. .

Hernández and Guaidó will always lean towards the side of their greedy pockets, favoring the interests of their generous and wealthy employers. The " team " of Guaidó is composed entirely of hungry zamuros who have been irresponsibly put to take care of meat. The devil's lawyer only defends the forces of evil.

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Post by blindpig » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Ordered conformation of great political-cultural movement to strengthen revolutionary struggle
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The Minister of Popular Power for Culture, Ernesto Villegas, ordered the formation of a great political-cultural movement that reaches all communities and is not limited to a General Staff, in order to strengthen the revolutionary struggle and achieve a permanent space of participation of the creative people, that goes beyond the bureaucratic responsibilities.

To do this, he asked former Deputy Minister Jesus «Chuy» Pérez, to be in charge of the conformation of this movement, which should deploy a concrete agenda of actions in favor of strengthening the revolutionary struggle, from the cultural point of view, highlights MPPC press release.

«A movement of artists, creators and educators that are not limited to a General Staff, but that there is a true network that, regardless of who occupies the MPPC, may have a continuity of the fight agenda, which may be accompanied, followed up and comptroller over the public management of culture, both in the Ministry and in all public and non-public entities dedicated to art and culture, ”he explained.

Villegas's call to the union of the cultural sector, to defeat the persecution campaign imposed by Donald Trump, was made during his participation in the World Day of signatures against imperial aggressions by the US government.

«The field of arts and culture cannot be left indifferent to this criminal blockade against Venezuela, which is not restricted to the economic, which is already enough, but is a policy of human persecution of Venezuela and everything that it It represents; of xenophobia and antibolivarianism that seeks to end the dignity and identity of the Bolivarian homeland. (...) Let's go out to the street, don't stay on four walls, let us convene on the way to the Prosecutor's Office, with drum, four, music, dance, to demand justice with all the color around the culture. Let's take advantage of the colorfulness of the culture to make our voice feel stronger, ”he said.

Minister Villegas, lamented that the musician Fernando Colina composer of "Soup of Caracol", died in Colombia of peritonitis, after having denied medical attention for being Venezuelan.

«It is outrageous that a Venezuelan patriot because of his status as a Venezuelan, as an artist, as a cultor, has been mistreated to the point of leading him to death in the sister Republic of Colombia. (...) This hostile policy of blockade, of persecution, includes the promotion of the xenophobia of Venezuelans and Venezuelans in every corner. The antivenezolanism that hides behind anti-Chavism is becoming more and more unimpaired, ”he said.

Among those who accompanied and supported Villegas in collecting signatures against the criminal blockade and are willing to contribute to the constitution of that great cultural force that the minister requests to form, are: singer Lilia Vera; actress Dilia Guaycarán; the singer-songwriter Ali Alejandro Primera; the musician and vice minister of Culture, Ignacio Barreto, and the vice minister of Identity and Cultural Diversity, Alejandro López. ... VbVZuNKiM8

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