Sunday, May 6, 2018

Critical Chavistas have their own conspiracy theories

“In Venezuela’s political scene of the last 20 years, nothing has happened by chance,” claims Javier Antonio Vivas Santanta in his most recent article published by

Aporrea, a chavista Web portal has increasingly become a space for critical chavismo. The term usually applies to people who defend the “legacy” of the Comandante and claim that president Maduro has betrayed that legacy.

Conspiracy theories about Maduro’s true intentions are an important part of critical chavismo. Vivas Santana, for example, is not shy to call his own analysis a Teoría madurista de la conspiración contra Chávez.

According to Vivas Santana, Maduro´s conspiracy against Chávez, which includes Diosdado Cabello as co-conspirator, began way back in 1999 with the approval of the Bolivarian Constitution. The fact that now president Maduro has convened a new Constitutive Assembly in order to “abolish” that Constitution is evidence, for the author, of Maduro’s intentions, since that year, of stablishing a “neo-totalitarian project”.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is the main “international connection” of Maduro’s conspiracy. “Why did not Putin invite Chávez, as Lula DaSilva did from Brazil, to treat his cancer in Moscow if he was then Russia’s prime minister?” asks suspiciously Vivas Santana. “It becomes evident that the origins of the conspiracy against Chávez had tow clear long term aims,” answers the author, “The first was the abrogation of the 1999 Constitution in order to ‘legally’ implement neo-totalitarianism. The second was to sell PDVSA [Venezuela’s oil company] and hand our oil, gas, mineral, and gold reserves to international groups, mainly Russian and Chinese, as a way to consolidate power with the help of foreign governments with unipersonal political systems and with enough power within the UN Security Council.”

Vivas Santana promises a second part to his piece. In it he will consider “if the cancer that affected the Bolivarian leader was really murder.”

Friday, March 30, 2018

Deadly cell fire could be part of opposition terrorist plot

Most Venezuelans first learned of several deaths in a police station in Valencia, in the early hours of Wednesday 29, via declarations of the director of a local NGO Una Ventana a la Libertad

So far, several media outlets are reporting 68 deaths in a confusing incident in which prisoners apparently first shot a police officer on the leg and then tried to escape by putting their mattresses on fire. General prosecutor Tarek William Saab has confirmed the news and has said his office will launch an investigation immediately. The news however, is still missing from the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias front webpage.

Aporrea webpage commentator Jesús Silva R. (@Jesus_Silva_R) has a theory of what could have happened yesterday:

“I am asking for a criminal investigation about all that could have happened in PoliCarabobo, and that all possible criminal scripts be examined, including that agents of the Venezuelan terrorist opposition could have provoked a presumed violent event in the said placed. This is the directions my suspicions are taking me as a criminalistic expert and a lawyer of the common people.”

Silva’s suspicions were sparked by the fact that “trash NGOs” were airing the news before government officials. This is important because it compromises Venezuela’s State security, claims Silva, as “together with North Korea and Syria, Venezuela is the most smeared country by the propaganda media international apparatus…”

Hours before publishing his article in Aporrea, Silva tweeted: “What is being said about PoliCarabobo is FALSE. NO deaths. NO one wounded. NO fire. NO mutiny. Only opposition war and LIES via Twitter.”      

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

UN Leftist Conspiracy in Support of Maduro

Another one from the opposition:

Monica Corrales (@monicacorrales) warns in this video that we need be aware that the “international left” has been very cunning in infiltrating international organizations with its cadres. The current Secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, is one of these infiltrated cadres, according to Corrales. The evidence for this is Guterres’ militancy in the Portuguese Socialist Party and his friendship with Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva.

Terrifying consequences ensue for Venezuela. The most obvious, for Corrales, is that Guterres is using his experience as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2005 to push for the creation of humanitarian camps for Venezuelan refugees in Brazil and Colombia. These camps, argues Corrales, apart from being big business, would imply “the long-term recognition of the Maduro regime” and would incite a “massive exodus” from Venezuela. Even worse, the exodus could be the tool by which the Venezuelan government would infiltrate its neighbors with “Islamic terrorists”.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Electric War and Sabotage

President Maduro has told the Bolivarian Armed Forces, he will create a special plan against what he called the “the sabotage of the national electric system.”

“From today on I will be working on this plan,” said Maduro. Latter in the same speech he clarified that he himself would not be designing the plan, instead he asked the Armed Forces to present him with “a special plan against the sabotage and the war against the electric system, because right-wingers want to boycott the elections [presidential elections, April 22], and they have a plan to attack the whole [electric] service.”

Electricity blackouts have left many areas of the country in the dark for hours in several occasions in in recent years. The most recent, on February 22, left 11 states without power for more than 11 hours.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Opposition plans Kidnappings and Assassinations

State security services SEBIN have detained Luis Alberto Navas Medina and Eligio Arriaz, accused of planning the assassination of the ex-president of Venezuela’s Central Bank, Nelson Merentes. SEBIN’s director, Gustavo González López, claims both detainees are militants of the opposition party Voluntad Popular (VP).

González López declared that these two “terrorists” are “allies” of VP leader Freddy Guevara, who has taken refuge in Chile’s embassy in Caracas since November 2017. VP is the party of the opposition leader Leopoldo López, currently in house arrest.

At one point in his declarations González López claimed that the two “terrorists” wanted to kidnap Nelson Merentes and ransom him for money to finance VP, later he says that their real objective was to kill Merentes as part of “selective assassinations” plan which would include other government officials. González López showed a video, also posted on his Twitter account (@GJGonzalezLopez), of the interrogation of one of the detainees, Luis Alberto Navas, in which he says that Freddy Guevara was the mastermind behind the plan.

On Thursday, president Maduro declared that security services had discovered the plan. “We have recordings, videos, testimonies, and confessions from [militants] of the terrorist party VP, they were preparing the kidnaping and the attack,” said the president.

The Agencia Venezolana de Noticias claims that the supposed plan to kidnap, or assassinate, Merentes is part of “selective killings” of chavista leaders by an opposition that “has constantly used terror as a political strategy, as they did in April 2002, when 19 Venezuelans were killed and dozens wounded, with the aim of generating a constitutional breach and justifying a coup d’état.”

Images showing alleged links between Nava and several VP leaders were also posted by González López: