[Venezuela] Arreza the clown, and the OAS

Subject: [Venezuela] Arreza the clown, and the OAS
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Date: Jun 06 2018 13:31:51
Title: Arreaza the Clown
Author: Naky Soto
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:42:09 -0400
Link: https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2018/06/05/arreaza-the-clown/

Photo: MPPRE[1]

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza protested before the plenary of the 48th General
Assembly of the Organization of American States for the inclusion of the
Venezuelan case in the agenda. His tantrum didn’t work, so he pointed out that
“Venezuela is leaving anyway” and that he was only there to fulfill his
obligations until the country’s removal in April, 2019, as if that did anything
for our situation’s decline.

Jorge Arreaza (@jaarreaza[2]) canciller de la República Bolivariana de
Venezuela en la Sesión Inaugural de la Asamblea General de la OEA, "Venezuela
está de salida, estamos cumpliendo con las obligaciones que nos obligan hasta
abril a estar presentes". https://t.co/kwC8gtPMFs[3]

— VIVOplay (@vivoplaynet) June 4, 2018[5]

He accused the OAS of being a multilateral sham and a circus; he blamed the
U.S. for an ongoing 20-year long war; he attacked almost every authority who
spoke and openly lied about the shortage of medicines, the number of people
“burned” and the amount of votes with which Nicolás was “re-elected”. He
proposed holding a forum about America’s electoral systems to study which is
“more faithful, democratic and transparent” and blithely recognized that the
release of political prisoners was Nicolás’s decision, evidencing that the
Judiciary is subservient to the Executive Branch. This exercise in arrogance
and vulgarity served as a portrait of chavismo, of their way of handling power
and the reach of their violence even amongst peers and with cameras flashing
all around. Arreaza showed the revolution’s true colors this Monday.

The others

“We must have a dictatorship-free continent,” said secretary general Luis
Almagro as the Assembly started and similar ideas were expressed by Argentine
Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie, who requested the application of the Inter
American Democratic Charter, remarking that the OAS’s mission is protecting
democracy and the Inter American Human Rights System, which have been violated
by the Venezuelan government. The United States’ chief diplomat Mike Pompeo
called for suspending Venezuela from the OAS and urged the countries to keep
pressuring Nicolás “until he takes the necessary measures to return to a
genuine democracy.”

..@SecPompeo[6] sobre #Venezuela[7]: Estados Unidos se mantiene firme en apoyo
del pueblo venezolano y sus esfuerzos por regresar a la democracia.

— USA en Español (@USAenEspanol) June 4, 2018[9]

The recovery of democracy and institutionality, the disregard for the May 20
process and the concern for the ongoing Venezuelan migration were a constant in
OAS members’ speeches. Two speeches sealed the necessary beating for Arreaza:
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland criticized the inconsistency of
waving the flag of anti-imperialist struggle as if the OAS was working toward
that goal, when he’d have to answer for the human rights violations against
[10]Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero said: “If this is the way in which
Foreign Minister Arreaza treats the diplomats of other States, imagine how he
treats Venezuelans who suffer his dictatorship’s hunger and repression.”

ATENCIÓN. "Si esta es la forma en que el canciller Arreaza trata a
diplomáticos de otros Estados, imagínense cómo trata a los venezolanos que
sufren el hambre y la represión de su dictadura", respuesta del canciller de
Chile [image 11]@robertoampuero[12] a Arreaza. pic.twitter.com/gtQ6APK95p[13]

— Gabriel Bastidas (@Gbastidas) June 4, 2018[14]

Downfall or protest

Luisa Ortega Díaz uploaded a video on Twitter announcing that she’ll send to
the National Assembly an Amnesty Law Bill for civilians, police and military
officers who “are working toward recovering democracy in Venezuela,” because
according to her, it’s a “historic obligation” for legitimate institutions to
create “the necessary conditions for toppling the tyranny.”

#VIDEO[15] Enviaré a la @AsambleaVE[16] un proyecto de Ley de Amnistía para
civiles y militares que ejecuten acciones para el restablecimiento de la
democracia en #Venezuela[7]. Debemos acompañar al pueblo y crear las
condiciones que produzcan el colapso definitivo de la tiranía #4Jun[17]

— Luisa Ortega Díaz (@lortegadiaz) June 4, 2018[19]

Ortega said that those who work for ousting the regime have her judicial
protection and, with Bolívar as an inspiration, she encouraged conspiracies
against “the criminal organization that usurps power and uses them to kill
their own people.” With less showmanship, the spokespeople for the Broad Front
for a Free Venezuela called for another protest[20] this Friday and that those
who protest daily for service issues, transport or food, do so wielding regime
change as a condition for improvement. Once more, they didn’t reveal the
rallying points so that the government doesn’t block them. About the release of
some political prisoners, Víctor Márquez said that they were caused by national
and international pressure against the government.

Amazing chavismo

Arreaza played the clown, but Nicolás had to surpass him. He said (as an
achievement) that this is the last OAS session where a Venezuelan foreign
minister participates, claiming that when Venezuela’s fully out, “we’re going
to establish a national holiday, we’re going to declare a public holiday for
the entire country,” adding that they’re only wasting time at the OAS, “it’s
useless, sadly, it suffered a setback and has become the U.S.’s own Ministry of
Colonies.” Ecosocialism and Water Minister Ramón Velásquez explained that the
terrible water supply crisis[21] can be explained with: the economic crisis
(caused by blockades), the mafias of cistern truck owners (who damage the
service to force people to resort to them) and the “induced sabotage” (people
who steal equipment from pumping stations); so he asked citizens to avoid
excessive consumption to reduce the impact of shortages. PDVSA notified several
international customers it will not be able to meet its full crude supply
commitments in June, as reported by S&P Global Platts[22]: out of the 1,4
million contracted bpd, PDVSA only has 694,000 bpd available to export,
affecting buyers such as Nynas, Tipco, Chevron, CNPC, Reliance, Conoco, Valero
and Lukoil, who will receive a part of the volumes established in their
contracts. Without offering an explanation, the Vice-president’s Office revoked
the exclusivity granted by the Cryptoassets Bureau to the companies Bitmain
Technologies de Venezuela and Corporación Criptosoft for importing digital
mining equipment; they’ve got to expand the business.


* Tensions intensify in Nicaragua after a weekend with seven people murdered
in violent clashes and complaints for an insecticide attack on Masaya. The
issue of para-police forces is gaining traction, beyond the impunity that
Ortega gives them. IACHR secretary Paulo Abrao confirmed 127 people dead in
Nicaragua: “they’ve adopted new repressive practices that we hadn’t
identified,” he said this Monday.
* The violent eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has already caused
62 deaths, leaving hundreds injured, plus all the destruction of fauna and
vegetation. President Jimmy Morales declared a state of calamity in
affected departments, but on to of this, the Guatemalan coast suffered a
strong 5.2 earthquake yesterday.
* The International Air Transport Association (IATA) believes that the amount
of airlines that still fly to Venezuela could be reduced even further[23]
if the country’s situation intensifies. Venezuela still owes $3,8 billion
to airlines for repatriation of revenues.
* In his first month in power, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s government
has carried out 132 arbitrary detentions; nevertheless, Delcy Rodríguez
thanked his firm support for the ANC, a body that sent representatives to
the parliamentarian summit in Russia.
* Ten years and ten months later, the $790,550 of Guido Antonini Wilson’s
suitcase were left sealed like the case, without determining if it belonged
to him or to kirschnerista Claudio Uberti, because the Argentinean Justice
never came to open a single proceeding, while the U.S. arrested and tried
three Venezuelans and an Uruguayan for acting as undercover agents for
Chávez in Florida to buy Antonini Wilson’s silence.

The draft of the Resolution about Venezuela that Argentina, Brazil, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, The United States, Mexico and Peru will present before the OAS
General Assembly to be voted on Tuesday is already on social networks. We go
on, my friends.
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[1]: http://mppre.gob.ve/2018/06/04/venezuela-seguira-resistiendo-a-la-persecucion-criminal-de-estados-unidos/ (link)
[2]: https://twitter.com/jaarreaza?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[3]: https://t.co/kwC8gtPMFs (link)
[4]: https://t.co/gYNBG69Esn (link)
[5]: https://twitter.com/vivoplaynet/status/1003650440741863425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[6]: https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[7]: https://twitter.com/hashtag/Venezuela?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[8]: https://t.co/NY8bEUpVJ4 (link)
[9]: https://twitter.com/USAenEspanol/status/1003668791040073729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[10]: https://twitter.com/DBonyuet/status/1003707605766803456 (link)
[11]: https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/1f1e8-1f1f1.png (image)
[12]: https://twitter.com/robertoampuero?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[13]: https://t.co/gtQ6APK95p (link)
[14]: https://twitter.com/Gbastidas/status/1003757853046464512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[15]: https://twitter.com/hashtag/VIDEO?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[16]: https://twitter.com/AsambleaVE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[17]: https://twitter.com/hashtag/4Jun?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[18]: https://t.co/iMwamWH3zw (link)
[19]: https://twitter.com/lortegadiaz/status/1003638089628241920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw (link)
[20]: http://runrun.es/nacional/350919/frente-amplio-llamo-a-una-segunda-jornada-de-protesta-contra-la-crisis.html (link)
[21]: http://talcualdigital.com/index.php/2018/06/04/gobierno-le-atribuye-la-escasez-de-agua-a-sabotajes-bloqueos-y-mafias/ (link)
[22]: https://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/caracas-venezuela/pdvsa-tells-crude-buyers-it-cannot-meet-full-21057038 (link)
[23]: http://www.bancaynegocios.com/iata-numero-de-lineas-que-vuelan-a-venezuela-puede-reducirse-mas/ (link)
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[27]: https://www.caracaschronicles.com (link)

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