Darwinian moment in Caracastan


It seems that Venenozuela is no different from any other communist utopia that finds itself suddenly bereft of its demi-messianic leader.  Or that different from the Democratic party in the U.S., which is already feeling the potential effects of a similar situation in 2016.

As the Germans say: Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle  (each for himself and God against all).  Darwin time.

The truth behind Maduro and Cabello

Although they smile together in front of the cameras, in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) there exist a power struggle which can be seen even in the Official Gazette. “When somebody plays at chess, they put their pawns forward and keep their bishops safe in order to attack when needed…”

Saturday January 26, 2013 12:00 AM
In the chess game of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello has lost several pieces these days. The last official gazettes have been warning that some of his closest collaborators have been dismissed from their strategic positions. Viz his brother-in-law Rafael Contreras Hernández who was in charge of Bolivariana de Aeropuertos until January 8 of the current year, by order of the Ministry of Air and Water Transport.

A removal also took place in the State Railway Institute (IFE): the first one to get dismissed was its president, Franklin Pérez Colina, who has publicly stated that his partnership with Cabello started back in 1992. The very Speaker of the National Assembly put him in charge of the million railway projects and he remained in such position for more than three years until last January 3, when his dismissal was shown on the Official Gazette.

It was the Vice President of the Republic who ordered his dismissal. Since he took over the presidency, Nicolas Maduro has appointed only one person, and we are precisely speaking of the Minister of Land Transport, Juan García Toussaintt, who has been designated as acting President of the IFE, in replacement of the one appointed by Cabello before leaving the Ministry of Public Works.

The truth lying behind the pictures, the hugs and the handshakes is that everyone is taking advantage for their own benefit. Otherwise, Deputy Ismael García does not comprehend how Darío Vivas appeared as the second in command at the National Assembly.

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