Venezuela is living its worst human crisis since Madure took power two years ago.
Today this Caribbean country is experiencing one of the most dramatics terroristic violence supported by the government. People are killed on busy streets of Caracas and other parts of the country in broad daylight.
The pressure for Maduro to resign is stronger and louder than ever. A few days ago, President Obama signed a new eExecutive Order referring to the Venezuelan situation as a "threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States." Severn top Venezuelan government officials were sanctioned because of their roles ranging from human right violations to political persecutions and financial public corruption.
The sanctions are a good start, but they aren't enough. Strong pressure from the United States and other democratic nations are necessary to push Maduro out of power. We must end this horrific blood shed at once. Maduro Must Go!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The incompetent Maduro regime has elevated its attack against Lorenzo Mendoza, the
President of The Empresas Polar, one of the few food producing companies in Venezuela
today. Since taking power in 2013, Maduro has continued the legacy of Hugo Chavez; the man who destroyed the private sector of the country and pilfered trillions of dollars to maintain a failing socialists regime.
For over 70 years The Empresas Polar has produced many consumer products from soap to beers, non-alcoholic beverage, to wines, and more importantly the company produces close to 40% of the food consumed by the nation.
For many years Venezuelans have relied on the rice, oats, pre-cooked corn flour, oil and pretty much many of the basic products such as pasta, margarines, vinegars, mayonnaise, sauces, food for animals, soaps, detergents, fabric softeners and soft drinks, etc. from this company which has factories in Venezuela, Colombia, the USA and Europe.
Maduro issued his latest threat against the company’s President Lorenzo Mendoza accusing him of committing an economic war against the Venezuelan. Maduro is refusing to address the real issues that are affecting the country: an inflation rate that will reach 700% this year caused by the years of failing “socialist policies” such as the appropriation of producing private companies by an incompetent and corrupted regime; all these plus the high levels of corruption that has dismantled Venezuela transforming this rich country into a miserable, hungry and sick nation.
The Maduro regime should be ashamed of the fact that the Venezuelan people have to depend primarily on ONE company to supply a great portion of food to the nation because the regime managed to cripple the private sector. The people of Venezuela should not allow more government intervention to the private sector. So far the appropriation to privately own companies have been a economically catastrophic for the nation. Polar will end up destroyed by the incompetence of the Maduro regime and the damaging effect will be long lasting for Venezuela.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Very interesting the article about entitled: "Venezuela is on the brink of a complete anemic collapse", by Matt O'Brien, a reporter for Wonkblog, covering economic affairs in Latin America. Mr. O'Brien mentions the "Bolivarian Revolution and its programs for the poor" as some of the causes for the Venezuelan economic crisis. Matt O'Brien doesn't mention in his article that the real cause of the Venezuelan economic crisis; in addition to the incompetence of the Venezuelan regime, is the out of control corruption and the embezzlement of the Venezuelan revenues from the oil production from the past 16 years, from the members of the Venezuelan regime headed initially by Hugo Chavez and recently by Nicolas Maduro and Diodado Cabello, the former President of the National Assembly.
Monday, January 25, 2016
For Venezuela, January 23rd, 1958, marked for Venezuela the end of the Perez Jimenez regime, and it opened the doors for a democracy that lasted for many decades. Perez Jimenez was a ruthless military dictator, a General from the right, a logical man who had a vision for his country. He was a corrupted authoritarian but despite all, most of the infrastructure work that exists in Venezuela today, including major highways, and buildings like the Central University were part of his idea to build the country.
We can say many things about this merciless Dictator, including his intolerance and his oppression against the opponents of his regime and who were treated with brutality and/or spelled out of the country, but there is one thing that we can’t say about this man: He was NOT a traitor to his country. A great portion of the money that entered Venezuela those days from the oil revenues was invested in the country.
Venezuela today has fallen behind in every aspect of its life, from the economy, to its infrastructure to having the highest inflation in the world, all these thanks to Hugo Chavez, whom like Perez Jimenez was a dictator but of a different kind: Hugo Chavez was a man with an egotistic vision of his country and with great ambition for him himself. A man who loved being glorified without creating glory. Hugo Chavez was a true traitor to his country, his people and the dignity of his nation. Hugo Chavez gave his country away to the poor Island of Cuba, which has been run by a ruthless dictator who became his mentor. 17 years later, since Hugo Chavez came to power, trillions of dollars had disappeared and Venezuela became a poor nation with sick and hungry people.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
On Tuesday, in a bizarre and unprecedented manner, the Venezuela National Assembly was installed with the 112 newly elected opposition parliamentarians from the MUD. This happened along with the abuses, insults, and all kinds of arbitrary actions by the exiting members of the government party. Topping it all were the remarks by an intoxicated Chavista Héctor Agüero whose slater speech gave the sense of the direction that this decaying regime is heading. These absurd behaviors by the members of the Maduro regime were done in plain view of international observers and Television cameras.
It is going to be very hard for the Parliamentarians who were elected by the majority of the Venezuelan people to execute laws under this climate of abuse and human right violations by the party that controls the Army.
The country is heading toward a civil unrest, which is exactly what the regime wants, to halt the changes that will be taking place with the new Parliament. The other part that we can’t forget is the dire economic situation that Venezuela is living today, which is one of the reasons the regime is trying to distract the people with their loud and abusive behaviors; focusing their energy in creating chaos instead of solving the economic and social crisis the country is facing.
As I said in the past, the international community must play a more active role to force the Maduro/Diosdado Cabello regime to obey the will of the Venezuelan people for the necessary changes to take place in Venezuela.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
After badly losing the Parliamentary election on December 6, the Maduro government has decided to blatantly disregard the will of the Venezuelan people by creating a “Communal Resource Office”, simulating the National Assembly, and appointing the 22 Assembly men and women who lost their re-election. The objective of this mockery of Assembly is to contest in court the legitimacy of 22 Assembly personal that won the elections fair and square early this month. This absurd move by the regime is to guarantee disruption of the Democratic process that should take place on the first week of January, when the newly elected 112 Parliamentary men an women take office and begin their work restoring democracy and the respect for the law and the constitution in Venezuela.
Nicolas Maduro, instead of revising its failing economic and social policies, continues to ignore the reasons why the Venezuelan people voted against his regime. Lets refresh their memory: the long lines people have to endure to buy the little food left in Venezuela, the lack of products, the lack of medicines, the lack of jobs, the rampant crime, the list goes on and on.
Nicolas Maduro and his narco –state has embarked in an Anti-Democratic mission, which will bring even more chaos and conflict to the already divided nation. This New Year, the government will face an unprecedented economic and social crisis with the continuing drop of oil prices in this once rich country. Maduro is walking on a dangerous territory which inevitably will lead to an implosion when the people of Venezuela come to the realization that they have being mocked and their votes has been blatantly disregarded by this power hungry Totalitarian Regime.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Venezuela is in a crossroad on three different fronts: The first and the most significant is the rampant inflation that by the year 2016 will reach close to the 200%. On the second front, the Maduro regime faces an internal struggle within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV, due to the loss of the Parliamentary elections on December 6. This last event has prompted Maduro’s verbal attacks against the 3 million chavistas that didn’t vote for the regime’s candidates and the thousands that voted for the Opposition.
Another very significant event that is lurking around Maduro’s head is the arrest of his Narco Nephews who will be facing the US supreme Court on December 17, in New York City, for their involvement in making a deal to smuggle 800 kilos of cocaine into the United States. According with a DEA source, one of these men -Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, was raised by Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. The other, Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas is her nephew. They were arrested on conspiracy charges in Haiti as they tried to use diplomatic immunity to facilitated their smuggle of drugs into the U.S.
2016 will also present many economic and socio-political challenges for the Opposition in their effort to recuperate from this tsunami of problems that the country is facing. It is going to be very important that Opposition stick together in order `to combat a desperate and fractured regime that has stolen and pilfered trillions of dollars and has bankrupted Venezuela during the past 16-years in power. The international community must also show their complete support to the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.