11:30 AM The Minister of Health and icon for freedom of speech reiterates that “people that participated in the signing of the petition can not be compatible with Government policies and thus can not work for public institutions”.
That’s fairly clear, no? Stalin is alive in Venezuela in the form of a mediocre and sad character named Roger Capella whose medical specialty is removing varicose veins.
12:18 AM The Minister reappears. He says: “what I said was an error, I should not have responded in those terms. I never thought my statements would become a public matter”. He states that unjustified firings should not take place because there should not be political retaliations on the part of the Government.
Ummm. You say something outrageous, you are the Minister of Health who just fired fourteen medical doctors and you don’t expect your statements to be a public matter. Stalin would have been very proud of you for coming up with this logic.
1:59 PM That icon of the truth and impartiality who encouraged people to go and signed falsely in the petition drive by the opposition, our own and dear Minister of Labor Maria Cristina Iglesias says :” Not one worker of the civil service has been the subject of pressure or fired for participating in the recall referendum”
As the laughs of the reporters turn into convulsions, Ms. Iglesias says she has not heard the statements by Roger the “Healthy Democrat” and proceeds to show all of the cases her Ministry has received denouncing that workers were pressured into signing. (The others she simply does not accept). We wonder is she has not heard them, why is she clarifying them?
2:16 PM The Executive Secretary of the Confederation of Unions says that so far “only” 7600 workers in the public sector have been fired. This includes the 14 Doctors denounced on Friday.
I am confused, you should be too. Maria Cristina told us minutes ago that not one person had been fired and now these guys say it is 7600. Is this a small statistical discrepancy like in the forms with the same calligraphy?
Just when I have tried digesting these news I read that the Press Secretary of the Supreme Court was fired with a vote of three to two. The reason? Justice Martini told the Press Secretary that he would not answer questions. The Press Secretary told the reporters this. Another Justice wondered why no questions were allowed, so he asked that the Press Secretary be fired.
Are you confused? So am I, and I am the one trying to explain to everyone what’s going in this bizarre country!