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…idle thought: is Iris Varela personally going to go through the files of each of the 15,000 or so prison inmates she intends to let loose on Venezuelan society so she can vouch that each of them is “not really dangerous”? And if she doesn’t – and she won’t – who’ll accept the political responsibility for the crimes these people will certainly commit?

 

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  1. And if she doesn’t – and she won’t – who’ll accept the political responsibility for the crimes these people will certainly commit?

    I dunno, but I know it won’t be her or her boss.

    • It’ll be the Evil Imperialist Empire’s fault, of course. Everything is always the Empire’s fault.

      Or capitalism. Everything is always capitalism’s fault.

    • The prisons system in Venezuela is beyond broken. There are surely thousands of prisoners who shouldn’t be that. But there is simply no way to determine which with anything approaching fairness and concern for public safety. I could surely not sleep nights had I something to do with it.

      Slightly off-topic: Scarcely have I seen or known of a politician in the developed world taking responsibility, recanting or (gasp! fin de mundo) quitting as a result of the policies they sponsored or directed. They have to be caught at actual crimes.

      Political responsibility is one hell of an oxymoron, more so in Venezuela.

  2. Since it is hard to blame La Cuarta for any such crimes, and since the principle of Ministerial Responsibility requires that the Minister herself accept either praise or blame as required, the Minister will simply ensure that the information as to who is released, shall not be made public.

    • O no, Jeffrey, no sireee bob. It is definitely La Cuarta’s fault!

      See, La Cuarta begat the parents of the criminals, therefore La Cuarta is responsible for the offspring’s behavior.

      Something about the sins of the Father or some such Horsepoop.

  3. “And if she doesn’t – and she won’t – who’ll accept the political responsibility for the crimes these people will certainly commit?”

    Answer: No one. Business as usual under this caudillo.

  4. This is certainly out of the playbook of “Alice in Wonderland”, and the method she decides to use to make the selection? How I would love to be a fly on the wall!

  5. And the system is corrupting even more. When you think: “This can not get worse”, they think of something which goes beyond imagination. WTF. Why don’t they just open all the doors of all prisons?
    What scares me even more is the fact that this government is continuously undermining democracy. Yesterday, my girlfriend and I showed a bit of Amsterdam to her sister who is visiting us right now. I wrote a post about it. Might be worth a read http://dianuevo.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/88/

  6. Not only that but how about the message that sends to the criminals in general.
    I mean the ‘authorities’ tried to put order in El Rodeo, the prisoners resisted and as a consequence 15,000 are going free.
    Hey! resist the authorities, you may go free.

  7. Yep they are and they will do anything to stay in power. In the end they will resort to violence, just like the Junta did in Argentina.
    I just hope that things will change. The sooner the better

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