Seldom has the ethical rot at the heart of chavismo found a more pungent manifestation than in the Prosecutor General’s bizarre cover-up following Danilo Anderson’s murder. Teodoro Petkoff masterfully takes apart Isaias Rodriguez’s line in this delightful Tal Cual editorial. Miguel has taken the time to translate to some of the inside coverage from Tal Cual, detailing the case’s time-line and Isaias’s bizarre shifting declarations over the last few months.
I’m not really a Danilologist (and believe me, there are more than a few out there – the Venezuelan press seems to have gone for an All-Danilo-Anderson-All-The-Time format over the last few days), so I am not qualified to write at length on the case. But you don’t need to be an expert to recognize the heavy stench of cover-up hanging over this whole sad affair…the bizarre story from the bizarre single witness, the total, almost comical absence of corroborating evidence, the mind-boggling decision to keep Anderson’s co-blackmailers at the helm of the investigation into his murder, the opportunistic use of an assassination to jail political enemies, the whole thing is one big fat bucket of shit.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s no better proof of the government’s calamitous moral bankruptcy than the fact that Isaias Rodriguez is Prosecutor General.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.