This Thursday, Delcy Rodríguez said that the Secretariat of the Organization of American States is plotting the foreign intervention of Venezuela by applying the Democratic Charter, backed by an operation “of a mediatic, financial, economic and social nature to subvert the constitutional and democratic order,” a circumstance she considers both dire and laughable. She claims to have proof that Luis Almagro plays a “non-impartiality” role, aligning his agenda with those of the Venezuelan opposition and the U.S. government, a country that knows about the shortages we’re suffering because it has promoted scarcity. However, she said that Venezuela imports enough food to feed three nations.

Convinced that “every media war is followed by international intervention,” she denied that we’re going through a humanitarian crisis or a financial collapse; she said that the majority of the Venezuelan opposition engages in illicit fighting tactics and that the National Assembly has been dedicated to violate the Constitution. In the end, she lost her Cuban manner and, wildly gesticulating, she reminded us why she’ll never be a true foreign minister even though she holds that office.

Treason

Delcy advanced the task assigned to the PSUV deputies’ commission who went to the Prosecutor’s Office -and met with the General Prosecutor herself- requesting the opening of an investigation on the MUD deputies “for betraying the will of the people when they elected them into office in the National Assembly.“ Tania Díaz explains that appealing to international institutions to denounce the collapse we’re experiencing, is the same as requesting foreign intervention -Marines and all-, crimes punished by the Constitution with 25 to 30 years in prison.

An expensive lawsuit

Unclear about prison time or the compensation he’s after, Diosdado Cabello filed a lawsuit against The Wall Street Journal for libel, for an article they published on May 2015, titled “Venezuelan Officials Suspected of Turning Country into Global Cocaine Hub.” According to Diosdado, the article contains false, libelous accusations that have caused damage to his reputation and “substantial economic damages.” The lawsuit’s document praises him for being a good man, a dedicated husband, a distinguished politician and a high ranking member of the Armed Forces. The lawsuit was filed before the District Court for the Southern District of New York (16-cv-03346). Knowing who’s behind it is enough, but the question remains: Will he pay for it with his deputy salary?

Linked strategies

That salary will surely pay for harassment, though. The PSUV started the good old practice of intimidating vulnerable citizens, ordering their spokespeople to state the need for releasing any information regarding those who signed for the Referendum to the public, to cross reference with public institution payrolls, convinced that public employees should be militants. This Thursday, almost the same spokespeople have obsessively claimed that time constraints “won’t allow” calling for a referendum this year. Add the fact that Tibisay Lucena didn’t meet with the MUD, and we’ll soon discover the technical foundation for this political decision: demoralizing those who aren’t afraid, blocking democratic paths and collapsing all that remains.

Tell us how long you’re going to take

Deputy Juan Guaidó, vice-president of Parliament’s Interior Policy Committee went to the National Electoral Council to demand deadlines for the recall referendum: “Tibisay Lucena (…) show some political responsibility, we demand a clear itinerary for the referendum (…) We’re not asking for favors, we’re demanding our constitutional right,” taking the opportunity to remind Diosdado that he hasn’t reported to work for 12 weeks now.

In the National Assembly

On January this year, a special committee was formed to study the situation of universities, and this Thursday they presented the results of the information collected with representatives of various sectors from 24 universities. Minister Jorge Arreaza, responsible for that area, never made it to the meetings.

The report proves that universities -like signatories now- have been severely harassed. The low political control the government has on them explains this method of forcing their collapse by denying them resources, damaging every possible area of their activities: wages and salaries, collective bargaining agreements, scholarships, maintenance, supplies, student services, security and of course, research development and compensations. I take full responsibility for saying this: only a President that’s ignorant of the impact and implications of academia in a nation’s development can be the protagonist of a crime of this nature.

Unexpected evaluation

The Supreme Tribunal’s Constitutional Chamber declared the unconstitutionality of the Partial Reform of the Organic Law of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, approved by the National Assembly last April 7. Allegedly the law didn’t fulfill the prior requirement of legislative initiative corresponding, particularly and exclusively, to the Republic’s highest tribunal, nor were the justices consulted in the drafting process, a mandatory and relevant step.

A poor sense of ridicule

Nicolás is a mock-up. This Thursday night he proved it as he pretended -again- to activate the pharmaceutical engine, saying that new controlled prices will be announced in the next few days. If he mentioned that so many times, the adjustment must be significant. He signed an agreement with Iran to “incorporate” two million units and 350 types of medicines and he gave the order for public companies to establish a new distribution and marketing system, while he talked about antibiotics and other products that are missing in Venezuela. About the products that pharmacies don’t have. Meanwhile, our everyday devaluation shows that the Simadi exchange rate closed at Bs. 399.87 per dollar. Todo bello.

 

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  1. It is painful to watch Delcy Rodríguez lie in front of those Diplomats and worst, on behalf of the Venezuelan people.
    I can’t comprehend the parallel universe these Chavista people live.
    They have gotten away with so much crap, defying any common sense of decency that have lost touch with reality and any form of morals or ethic values. !!

    However, this is why Justice was invented for, to deal with these dark characters and they will pay sooner or later !!!

    • The definition of a Diplomat is someone “who is willing to lie for their country”.

      That said, they are supposed to lie convincingly and eloquently, while being charming. Delcy fails on so many levels.

    • Right from the farthest corner in hell, Ribbentrop and Goebbels envy Delcy’s ability to get away with murder.

  2. Mr. Volt, “they will pay sooner or later !!!” true, but at what cost? How much will the Venezuelan people have to pay before justice prevails.

    • Oh believe me, the humiliation, suffering and harm to the Venezuelan people, Chavistas have done would guarantee that Justice will be served once they lose power.
      I honestly don’t know where these people are going to hide after the whole thing collapses.

      • You are spot on, which leads me to believe that Chavistas are dumb, do they not know history of how things end for dictators?, and stupid, can’t they see where it will all end? But then again, history is littered with craters left by Chavista style hubris.

        They could have negotiated with the opposition and gotten some type of immunity and enjoy their spoils, maybe not in the earthly paradise of Miami, but at least in Venezuela, instead they double up in their ‘in-your-face’ crimes, like stacking the TSJ.

        Some people, my wife true Cafetalena, credits them as masterful evil doers. I just think luck beats smarts.

        • “You are spot on, which leads me to believe that Chavistas are dumb, do they not know history of how things end for dictators?, and stupid, can’t they see where it will all end?”

          It’s because they have malandro mentality, which is believing that they are superior to everybody else and thus entilted to some divine right bullshit to do as they please with no consequences.

          Those folks have MASSIVE superiority complexes.

  3. The thing is that they are so invested in this that they are burning any bridges that could connect them with a future career, maybe that’s by design of the revolution, but it explains why the massive corruption scandals and why el galáctico let them steal suck vast ammounts of money.

    If i’m going to end up jobless and unemployable because of the revolution, i’ll make sure i don’t have the need for a job ever again.

    This of course makes them so invested in this that they can say all that unvelievable bullshit in front of a room full of, at least, competent people.

    At the end it has to end up fucking with your head, in cafetalera talk (wich i’m affraid i find myself agreeing more than i’d like to admit) this has to rot your soul.

    We’ll have to wait for somebody’s memoirs or something just to have a glimpse of the day to day of whoever is smart enough to understand their misdeeds.

  4. “However, she said that Venezuela imports enough food to feed three nations.”
    Except you know, Venezuela itself.

    “for betraying the will of the people when they elected them into office in the National Assembly.“
    This is like the Joker requesting an investigation into Batman for not being able to stop the Joker’s own crime schemes. The bully playing the victim basically.

    “Knowing who’s behind it is enough, but the question remains: Will he pay for it with his deputy salary?”
    How much does it cost to pay for this type of legal action?

    “taking the opportunity to remind Diosdado that he hasn’t reported to work for 12 weeks now.”
    Has he really skipped work for 12 fucking weeks????

    • In the end, God Given may regret initiating legal action against st the WSJ. Their investigation of him will not be like anything like that which would occur within Venezuela. Most of these “Officials” have no clue what happens in the real world outside Venezuela.

      • haha, such fitting a fitting outcome….

        I do tend to agree with you. Under the pretense of legal defense, the WSJ will be particularly motivated and thorough in their investigation. Might make a good story in the paper too! Two birds, one stone.

        .

        Q: “How much does it cost to pay for this type of legal action?”
        A: In the US, quite a bit. decent lawyers are expensive. Unless he just hired some 2-bit hack to file the lawsuit and make noise, with no intention of winning it.

        OR it could be the lawyers agreed to work on commission, they win, they get paid a LARGE percentage of the settlement. But i doubt that. Any lawyer worth his salt can’t seriously be considering “winning” such an absurd case to be likely…

  5. “she said that Venezuela imports enough food to feed three nations”
    This is so wrong at many levels that I don’t know where to start.

    1. If true, then the government is showing its incompetence and inefficiency. Nobody would import more than what you need can’t let the food simply rot.
    2. If true, where is the food, why the long lines and scarcity?
    3. If true, who are responsible and why they are not facing justice?
    4. If a lie, then it is absolutely wrong the act in itself.

  6. Paul’s point is worth taking. Poor God Given thinks he can intimidate the WSJ to back off when in fact he has unleashed a continent of world-class investigative journalist who will peer up his very culo to find out the truth about the guy. He’s basically just typed his own name on Interpols red alert list. Used to be that crooks could escape to another country after the fall, but God Given will have to tough it out in El Tigrito, dreaming of the glory days… Dios.

    • Respectfully disagree. Good move by DCR. He’s not trying to intimidate WSJ. You missed the point. WSJ has no capability to peer up DCR’s culo. That is for the pros in the DEA and other agencies. The truth about him is already known. DCR is whitewashing his name for the folks back home. And then some. This guy is the toughest nut of them all. He is a ruthless killer who surpasses Chavez and Maduro in shrewdness and guts.

      • in the U.S. everyone has a right to face their accuser. Cabello will never set foot in the U.S. for fear of being arrested. Case closed. Cabello’s lawsuit is just bravado without substance.

  7. The regime cant be under any illusion that its lies are believed in any international forum , the news and reports from all sources are all unanimous in pointing out how catastrophic living conditions have become in Venezuela , just read any news source and the tenor of their reports is the same, Venezuela is already or is about to become a failed state …….you hear people from all over the world from all walks of life speak of venezuela as a basket case . And yet even when they know no one believes their lies they have to keep up a front that every thing thats reported is the result of a sinister universal plot to falsify venezuelas situation . Whats important to them is to make clear that they will oppose any international call for doing anything to give a voice a recognition to the millions of venezuelans , that clear mayority that expressed its rejection of the regime in the parlaimentary elections , they dont exist , they are an illusion…….!!

    They are building their barricades high so they can try to isolate Venezuela from any international mediation that might force them to recognize the oppo mayority as a counterpart in a dialogue on the political life of the country. They are at war for their survival and dare the world to allow the oppo to claim a right to replace their government thru any peaceful and lawful means …. . It appears as if they are inviting a strategy of open violence which will allow them to invoke the right to repress their opponents openly and flagrantly………maybe in the end they get their wish………time will tell.!!

    • Although virtually incomprehensible, I believe Delcy Rodriguez is so stupid/incompetent/indoctrinated, that she actually believes what she says.

    • I agree with you, Bill. It’s becoming more and more apparent that the regime’s game plan is a civil war.

    • “…doing anything to give a voice a recognition to the millions of venezuelans , that clear mayority that expressed its rejection of the regime in the parlaimentary elections , they dont exist , they are an illusion…….!!”

      Bill, dude, that’s like communism 101, remember what the corpse said in his last campaign:

      “EL QUE NO ES CHAVISTA NO ES VENEZOLANO”

      “…It appears as if they are inviting a strategy of open violence which will allow them to invoke the right to repress their opponents openly and flagrantly…”

      chavismo doesn’t need to be “provoked” into violence, they’ll just go to repress and kill people and later claim they deserved it, they’re not “trying to create a crisis”, they’re just trying to shut down everything because that’s their way, there’s no ulterior motive aside from continue impune in the seats of power.

      chavismo doesn’t hit people expecting them to hit back, they hit people expecting them to just sit down and take it.

  8. I am perplexed. If the PSUV and Chavismo are so fully in control of everything and the future so bright, why are babies dying? Why are people queuing in lines for food they can’t afford? Why are they even queuing at all? They have had full control for how many years… and its only since the last election that the Bolivar is worth NOTHING? It is more cost efficient to wipe your backside with a Bolivar than to purchase toilet paper. IF you could find toilet paper….

    I was under the impression that Socialism would bring about prosperity to everyone, not misery to all.

    As the spouse of an expat, I say good luck, Venezuela. My understanding is that Venezuela’s military has in excess of 4000 generals. It is easier to keep them happy and on your side than it is the nearly 30 million starving subjects.

    • I remember reading how the Venezuela army has 1 general for every 33 soldiers. In most countries that ratios is roughly 1 to 600.

  9. OK. I know this isn’t helpful and doesn’t contribute to the discussion in any way, but… I can’t help it…

    I.Just.Loathe.Delcy.Rodriguez.

    From her rabid deer-caught-in-the-headlights facial expressions to her mindless kool-aid fueled rants, she epitomizes for me everything that is wrong/twisted/evil within the chavismo movement.
    Diosdado/Celia/Delcy – the devil’s triumvirate. Lord help us…

    • There really is something disgusting about this woman. Just looking at her photo makes me sick. “Loathe” works for me as well. Ok, got that out,we can move on now.

    • While we’re at it, I’ll repeat what I wrote around here about Delcy.

      She is my favorite Chavista villain. Clueless and shameless. I mean, she is straight from a Marvel comic minus the sexy.

      • My favorite Chavista villain is Padrino. New kid on the block. Showman extraordinaire. Complete nuthead

    • Wait, what about Iris Varela?

      Have we forgotten about her? I grant you, the Ministry of Prisons isn’t that high profile job everyone loves, but still, there has to be some love for Iris.

      • Understand, there is NO love for Delcy. But Iris just doesn’t inspire the same level of revulsion that she does. Same with Celia. These two just send shivers down ones spine like no other chavista women.

          • Delcy is, the same as her brother Joge “sadistic smirk” Rodríguez, dementially vengeful about their issue of having lost their father to the Disip years ago (The guy kinda deserved it, he was a kidnapper and a murderer).

            About Varela, I read some time ago that she had a stillborn baby some months after the 4fiasco, and literally blamed the doctors that treated her from killing the child because she supported and celebrated the coup (Mind you, she celebrated the slaughter of hundreds of innocents)

            And Ortega’s also daughter of another communist thug on the same level of Rodríguez, who happily went kidnapping and killing until he got his visit to Disip dungeons.

            People like those see this whole “inflicting suffering on Venezuela” and the respective “Basking in the decadent luxuries of capitalism” thing as a way to “get their revenge against the 4th”

            Cilia’s just a malandra, she was a bank-robber before, now she’s a drug trafficker.

          • Luisa Ortega might get them thrown in jail, but the conditions they suffer therein, including assault, robbery and murder, amongst other issues like terror and anxiety, can be laid solely at the feet of Iris.

            Delcy always strikes me as the annoying daschund baying at the window. Luisa is more Lhasa Apso. However, Iris has a special place as a particularly rabid poodle; where her intelligence is inversely proportionate to her viciousness.

            Funny thing, though…like dogs in a car they are all tough and frothy as long as the window is between you and them. However, take away their power, or open the door, and you can punt them across the car park.

  10. .” According to Diosdado, the article contains false, libelous accusations that have caused damage to his reputation and “substantial economic damages.”

    The “substantial economic damages” can’t be referring to his government-paid salary as a Deputy, which continues regardless of what the WSJ has printed. What “substantial economic damages” is Diosdado referring to? I don’t think Diosdado would like to provide discovery docs which would prove those “substantial economic damages,” as those “substantial economic damages,” if they exist, refer to a reduction in his ill-gotten gains. Perhaps he has to pay a higher fee for money laundering as a result of the WSJ article.

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