Two weeks ago, the opposition held
a civilized and peaceful march, mostly women, going to the Electoral
Board (CNE) headquarters to present a document with their demands for
transparent and fair elections. The CNE was surrounded by National
Guardsmen and police, tear gas and water cannons were used against the
crowd and nobody form the CNE received the document.
Today, an outlaw group called the “Tupamaros” well known for going around armed and with hoods over theri faces, holds protests
in Petare and at the CNE Headquarters without the armed forces or
police showing much interest. They are led by none other than Richard Peńalver,
the man the whole world saw shooting opposition marchers from Puente el LLaguno in April 2002,
but was declared innocent by the “impartial” Chavista Justice. It was all a mirage apparently.
To add insult to injury or to help prove my point, the CNE meets with them
and promises to do an audit of all of the voting centers that they are
complaining about. The Tupamaros say they were cheated electronically,
cheated by the “morochas” which they say limits the role of minorities
and saying phantom party UVE does not represent the revolution. Tell us
about it Richard, at least they go and talk to you!
This is simply discrimination, if you are opposition, which despite
calling for abstention got almost 50% of the vote, you have no rights,
can’t march and your complaints are not heard. But if you are a
pro-Chavez, violent, aremed, hooded, outlaw group, you will be given the royal