Archive for October 28th, 2008

Believe it or not, not Ripley’s but the revolution’s

October 28, 2008


The
General Prosecutor called
the Maletagate trial in Miami a “media show” with
no relevance to Venezuela. According to her, this trial has been going on for “very
long”.

I guess all of the accusations against prominent
Government figures are irrelevant to this bastion of Venezuelan Justice. And
given the fact that the suitcase full of cash was taken to Argentina about 15
months ago, it may be good to remind her of the trial of the cops accused with
deaths on April 11th. 2002, who have been detained for four years
and have yet to be brought to trial.

—And then, just like that, this
same lady turns around
and says the accusations against opposition leader
Manuel Rosales brought up by President Chavez and Maracaibo’s Mayor Di Martino,
will be investigated “in quick and expedite fashion”. This despite the fact
that she has no clue what the accusation of corruption is about and no formal
case has been presented yet.

What a difference between the two cases, no?

—And in the same case, the Venezuelan National Assembly discussed today
opening an investigation against Manuel Rosales. Since they are there the
Assembly will also
investigate
him for trying to kill Chavez. Faster than a speeding bullet in
the middle of an electoral campaign. Such nice people!

—And then as a Director of the Electoral Board says that the Board
should investigate Chavez taking advantage of his position, the
head of the Board says
that the institution she presides has no accusations
that the President is taking any advantage of his position. Funny, I guess that
Director must be irrelevant or does not exist, no?

From blackouts to bytesout in Venezuela

October 28, 2008

After three large scale blackouts in the country so far in 2008, today Venezuela had a huge bytesout when apparently an optical fiber was cut by an excavator. The country was left with no connection to the Internet outside of Venezuela due to this and about four hours after it occurred the Minister of Telecommunications proudly reported that 80% of the service had been reestablished.

This all goes well with the revolution’s slogan “A paso de vencedores” (At the pace of winners), except they seem to do it all backwards…

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