Delcy’s Revenge

For Monday, June 25, 2018. Translated by Javier Liendo.

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Photo: Efecto Cocuyo

“The revolution is our revenge for the death of our father and his executioners,” said Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez in an interview with José Vicente Rangel, pointing out that “there’s no hate” in her prolonged vendetta, but the opportunity to show socialism’s humanity.

She also said that they’re ready to dialogue respectfully with the United States and to establish mechanisms of regional cooperation with Donald Trump’s government. In her view, “The Lima cartel (Group) is the engine behind the attacks against our nation, only to praise Trump,” and they’re the ones bent on disturbing the country’s “happily stable” situation —thanks to Nicolás’s reelection— just so that his regime admits a “fake humanitarian crisis” and with it, an invention and foreign interference. “Venezuela is a power and that’s why there are so many economic, political and social attacks,” said Delcy, blaming the crisis on sanctions —against government officials— and on the economic blockade. Ah! But the blockade has allowed them to see the light: the country’s productive and industrial capacity —which chavismo has destroyed— must be increased! And acknowledging production issues, she blamed the worst obstacles on corruption and bureaucracy. But don’t worry, because CLAPs are the best example on how to fight corruption. Delcy also regretted that Guyana left the path of dialogue to solve the territorial problem and asked them to resume friendly negotiations. She blithely mused that Voluntad Popular and Primero Justicia aren’t political parties anymore because “they decided to reject the opportunities the government offers.” But there’s no hate in her revenge, no, please.

Absolute loyalty

Nicolás commemorated Day of the Army and the Battle of Carabobo in the Carabobo Field. He attacked the “Bogota oligarchy,” which he says is driven by envy and hate —because the Venezuelan army led the independence— and also leads a 200-year long history of treason. He repeated that Colombia sets up “fake positives” to attack Venezuela, highlighting an offensive capacity that he’s only demonstrated to abuse human rights, but not to safeguard electrical facilities, for instance, since those suffer weekly sabotages despite the watch of our valiant local soldiers. Therefore, the epic of a threatened country that needs Armed Forces that won’t fall for deceit was perhaps the necessary passport to demand absolute loyalty to him, but not particularly wise, considering the stature shown by his loyalists at home. For a man who claims to want and guarantee peace, he spoke of treasons too many times.

Ministerial announcements

Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez said that the State established new mechanisms to solve eventualities in public services (electricity, water supply, cooking gas and public transport) without detailing said mechanisms. He added that they’ve also created methods to speed up communications and decisions among Ministers. Industries and National Production Minister Tareck El Aissami said that he convened the country’s producers to a great agreement to come clean on the cost structures for at least 50 essential products and to establish “agreed” prices, which won’t be imposed for discussed. The meetings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, but El Aissami demanded a “clean game” upfront, because in his view and despite hyperinflation, nobody can justify the changes in product prices; and just like he offered all of the government’s support, he demanded and end to “the destabilization agendas of economic war,” and promised to be merciless with those who don’t respect his “agreements.” Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo promised before OPEC to improve production levels and fulfill the agreement established in 2016, which requires 1,972,000 barrels per day for the second half of 2018.

Abroad

  • OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro announced that the institution submitted before the International Criminal Court the report made by independent experts about crimes against humanity in Venezuela, with the support of several countries in the region and the National Assembly.

  • Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “reelected” this Sunday as president with more than 53% of votes, in early polls. Additionally, his party (AKP) preserved the absolute majority in Parliament. Erdogan’s held uninterrupted power in Turkey since 2002. The Turkish opposition denounced irregularities and great violence throughout the day, with at least two people dead.
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, restated his country and the region’s solidarity with Venezuelans in Peru: “This isn’t your country, but it’s your temporary home. The situation Venezuela’s experiencing is regrettable,” said Fitzpatrick.

Nurses will start and indefinite strike in Caracas’s hospitals this Monday to demand better wages. They will only work in emergency rooms.

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  1. ““The revolution is our revenge for the death of our father and his executioners,” said Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez in an interview with José Vicente Rangel, pointing out that “there’s no hate” in her prolonged vendetta, but the opportunity to show socialism’s humanity.”

    Revenge without hate. Someone splain me that.

    Mientras tanto en Caracas:

    The Army Took Over the Spigots, Forcing Thirsty Venezuelans to Pay

    o arrive at the El Paraiso water-filling station in Caracas by sunrise, Rigoberto Sanchez wakes before 4 a.m. Hours later, his tanker is in a slow-moving line with a dozen others. Only two of the 10 pumps work and Sanchez will have time for a couple of deliveries if he’s lucky. If he’s luckier, the military won’t intercept him.

    “They hijack our trucks, just like that,” said Sanchez, leaning on a rusty railing. “Once that happens, you’re in their hands, you have to drive the truck wherever they want you to.”’

    Venezuela’s military has come to oversee the desperate and lucrative water trade as reservoirs empty, broken pipes flood neighborhoods and overwhelmed personnel walk out. Seven major access points in the capital of 5.5 million people are now run by soldiers or police, who also took total control of all public and private water trucks. Unofficially, soldiers direct where drivers deliver — and make them give away the goods at favored addresses.

    President Nicolas Maduro’s autocratic regime has handed lucrative industries to the 160,000-member military as the economic collapse gathers speed, from the mineral-rich region of the Arco Minero del Orinoco to top slots at the state oil producer to increasingly precious control over food and water. Maduro has promoted hundreds of officers since he became president in 2013 — there are some 1,000 active and retired generals, admirals and officers in public office, and military officers hold 9 of 32 cabinet posts.

    Theoretically, water in the socialist nation is subsidized, costing pennies a month. But the pipes in Caracas haven’t been renewed in three decades and Bausson said that repair crews have dwindled to about 40 from 400 back when he was in charge. Most pumps that bring water from reservoirs outside Caracas are only partly working. Two auxiliary dams, meant to guarantee supply for 15 days in emergencies, are critically low or empty.

    Hidrocapital sometimes entirely cuts service for as long as 48 hours. Most people in Caracas get 30 minutes of water mornings and nights, igniting a mad rush to leave work or social gatherings to shower, wash and clean.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/06/25/thirsty-venezuelans-forced-to-pay-for-water-as-army-takes-over

    • MR
      I will be getting your shipment in the mail today. It should get to Miami for the Friday flight.
      I will follow up with an Amazon shipment. I found the sprouting seeds on Amazon.
      I also have an open cart with Walmart that I am filling if you think of other things you need.
      Within a couple weeks I will send more meds, including Crystal’s refills. There are a few bottles of antibiotics and other supplies coming in this one.
      Please remind Crystal’s mother to let Vicky or you know whether the protein supplement is the right flavor and product. I don’t want to send the wrong type.

      Vicky spoke to Crystal’s mother. Prayers do get answered! 🙂

        • MR
          I replied to your e-mail. I saw it after I returned from the post office.
          The packages are on their way. The packages should make it to Miami by Friday.
          I will give Maria a heads up to look for them. I usually give her the tracking numbers and they pay extra attention to expedite them.
          More to follow.
          Best of luck my friend.

  2. “Minister Tareck El Aissami said that he convened the country’s producers to a great agreement to come clean on the cost structures for at least 50 essential products and to establish “agreed” prices, which won’t be imposed for discussed. The meetings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, but El Aissami demanded a “clean game” upfront, because in his view and despite hyperinflation, nobody can justify the changes in product prices; and just like he offered all of the government’s support, he demanded and end to “the destabilization agendas of economic war,” and promised to be merciless with those who don’t respect his “agreements.” Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo promised before OPEC to improve production levels and fulfill the agreement established in 2016, which requires 1,972,000 barrels per day for the second half of 2018.”

    If they command, it will happen. Hahahahahahahahaha

  3. – Delcy is getting revenge for his father… and his executioners??!?!?! Brainfart?

    And yea, no hate, no, you never gave any indication of hating anybody…

    – Jesus Christ, is Mumm-ra… I mean, Rangel, still doing TV? I cant imagine he uses the old persona of tireless denouncer of corruption and bringer of juicy news about the Armed Forces discontent, so what, is just him saying everything is fine and dandy?

  4. Turkish dictator Nicaraguan dictator Venezuelan dictator Russian dictator…..the sheep that cried wolf.no one will take you seriously.

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