Translated by Javier Liendo

Following a catastrophic September for the divided and frustrated MUD, in their ongoing pro-imperialist conspiracy plans, they desperately announce more violence to heat up the streets.

Let’s keep in mind that these political-military actions in service of the yankees -and their regional lackeys- are part of “Operation Venezuela Freedom-2,” based on an intense campaign of communicational, economic and financial warfare, in which the North American so-called “country risk rating agencies,” together with their twins, “the vulture funds,” intensify their neoliberal attack, directing their speculative actions in the financial market against Venezuela, in their triumphant and cynical return to re-colonize Our America, after being the protagonists in 2008, of the world’s most terrible and dramatic capitalist crisis since the Great Depression of 1930.

So we have the yankee “risk rating agency,” Standard and Poor’s, using political and non-technical conspiracy practices to discredit PDVSA and predict catastrophe for the world’s fifth most important oil company; making PDVSA appear to be at risk of default.

But in view of our failed enemy’s renewed attacks, the CLAP remark that this is how we started six months ago, with only 500 CLAP and distributing 1,400 weekly tons of food. Today we can say with pride and satisfaction, that we reached this year’s organizational goal: we have 21,000 CLAP; we’re distributing 14,437 tons of food in priority areas. For this year’s last quarter we have guaranteed access to the agricultural industry’s entire supply of raw materials in corn flour, rice, industrial wheat for bread and pasta, chicken and balanced food for animals.

Our solidarity work now serves almost 1,300,000 families, which means that we’re reaching 5,600,000 people in their homes weekly; and the goal is to reach 2,700,000 families, almost 11,000,000 countrymen in priority areas.

However, we keep improving the production of eggs, chicken, meat, milk, aquaculture and fishing activities, as well as agricultural production of vegetables with winter harvest, and agro industrial production of the remaining products.

With the people’s support, in a firm civilian-military alliance with the CLAP and the Great Mission of Sovereign Supply, we’ll continue rebuilding distribution lines and strengthening national production, from victory to victory. ¡Venceremos!

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  1. So there’s no real risk in Venezuela, and Standard and Poors is giving up the possibility of gaining immense profits for its clients, because they want to destabilize the so-very-popular Maduro regime!

    And holders of Venezuelan debt are selling at a huge discount for the very same reason! They want to darken the image of Bolivaran Venezuela, even if it costs them billions!

    This refusal to go after profit is just as Marx predicted. Isn’t it?

  2. What I want to know is…who picks up the CLAPs Magazine to read about Wall Street ratings agencies?!?!? Who’s the target audience here? Bond traders who eat out of CLAPs bags?!

    • Actually a few “revolutionaries” who spend their time reading state media in Venezuela. I still know a couple of them. They might have never left Venezuela, they definitely never bought a single share, but they read about that stuff.

      Just one example from a few months back:

      When I was a child I could read in El Carabobeno or El Nacional with great detail about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the whole communist countries in Eastern Europe. Most of the news were from DPA or UPI or the like as those newspapers didn’t have foreign correspondents but the news were there. In fact, I would say you could read more about those places in those Venezuelan newspapers than in a US or Canadian newspaper.

      And yet I still remember how a communist guy in his twenties got into a bus going from Big Low Center to Valencia’s centre and started to talk about how great things were in the Soviet Union…one year before it ceased to exist.

      Now it is not so much old commies but “pero los EUA están peor-no jodaaaaas” people.

  3. Posting the article was very helpful to me. Its one thing to hear characterizations of the Chavista,line of argument and quite another to read it first hand. I hope you do more of these. Thanks

  4. It’s important to keep the brainwashing, I met with a chavista acquaintance some days ago, the guy’s lost almost 15 kilos since the last time I saw him some months ago, and boy, even when I deconstructed all his jibber jabber about the economic excuse, he still believes that USA wants to desabilize Venezuela by doing such stupid stuff as “hiding the mayonnaise from the public” (I am NOT making that s**t up, I swear).

    He mentioned, in addition to all the idiotic “DRT is self destroying because ALL of them are sore losers just because Capriles said something some people didn’t like!” he continued his ramblings with “Did you know that Kerry poke his nose in Colombia, while Maduro was invited to the peace treaty? Dude, the USA is hitting Venezuela in the food, man, in the food! Where it hurts the people! They are desperate! They want to strike down the revolution no matter how many deaths they cause!”

    And then he continued with more senseless rambling, such as “Venezuela being the ONLY country that can take out a president, the FFFFIIIIIRRRRSSSSTTT EVUR to have the recall, invented by Chávez himself to give the people a way to express themselves!”

    I replied “Then why the chavista government doesn’t want people to have their recall?”

    Hehehehe, it was really funny to watch him to try to pull himself out of that mire.

  5. I find it kind of interesting that the very best argument for why S&P and others downgrading PDVSA and all that is not a “financial attack” on the “economic warfare” front but the truth is…

    … the existence of the CLAPs. All that pride they display in saying (cause I dont buy for a moment they actually do it) they are doing what in every single other country is absolutely unnecessary to do… and you want anybody to take you seriously?

  6. From Fidel Castro’s speech in November 1993. This will let you understand who writes the Maduro regime’s storyline:

    “…. I must add that I was truly impressed by the number of things the PCC has accomplished under such difficult conditions. I am not going to repeat them. It is not necessary.

    However, there is one fact that is particularly noteworthy: the fact that despite our problems, despite the special period, infant mortality is at 8.9. Infant mortality in Washington [D.C] is about three times higher than that of the capital of the Socialist Republic of Cuba during its special period, blockaded, and even doubly blockaded following the demise of the socialist bloc. [applause]

    This is very significant. I must add that our assembly has had a quality level unequaled in any previous period of the Revolution. This means that the special period is turning us into better people, more thorough, more efficient. It is also making us more responsible and capable. It makes us seek the essence of things. We began discussing the subject of tourism, a very difficult, complex, important, decisive subject.

    The Revolution did not give tourism much thought for many years……We did not plan extensive development of international tourism. At a certain point we reached the conclusion that it was a resource that needed to be exploited. This happened before the collapse of the socialist bloc.

    Every country must live off its natural resources. Despite the significance to our economy of the socialist bloc’s cooperation….

    More at

    • All so true, “living off one’s own resources…”–that’s why “Ultimas Noticias” is running frequent articles recommending that Venezuelans make their arepas out of yuca, batata, even remolacha, not scarce (especially white) corn flour….


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