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If any doubts remained about President Hugo Chvez’s plans for Venezuela’s destiny, they have been erased by his decree to “rescue” unproductive lands and assign them to “groups of the population” and “organized communities” from rural areas. Private property is history, so Chávez is proceeding to strengthen the failed agrarian reforms of socialist Venezuelan governments from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, renaming them the “agrarian revolution.”

The new Land Law authorizes the government to expropriate land that bureaucrats consider underutilized and to do the same in those cases in which the government discovers an error in a title of land. Venezuelans already know the modus operandi of Chvezs bureaucracy. In trying to obtain a birth certificate, an identification card, a passport, a certified copy of any legal document and even in registering the elderly to receive pensions, each “mistake” represents a potential source of income for each official, and at the same time, a delay of several months for each citizen’s request.

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At the same time, you can read about the similarities between Ibero-American populism and fascism here:

The Iberoamerican nowadays populism have a lot of things in common with both Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. For example, the discredit of former regimes, the organization of confrontment groups (such as Bolivarian guards, associations of “owners of no-land”, “Cocalean Unionist Policemen”…) the racist retoric, the revolutionary militarization of the society, etc.

These tendencies are very dangerous because, using the motions of numeric control and the electoral manipulation, they only have one and only destiny: the the cult of the personality of the “supreme leader”. The closing of RCTV is another proving evidence that these iberoamerican supporters of populism have adopted the nazi-fascist methods. Their announced purpose to establish the model of the so-called “socialism of the XXIst century” to perpetuate themselves in power is another symptom of their totalitarian raptures.

At the same time: the Venezuelan channel Globovisión continues its critics against Chávez. Its president said yesterday that in Venezuela, the decadence of Hugo Chávez has begun. This is not the first time, Mr Ravell targets Chávez: when RCTV was closed he stated: “I prefer to die standing than to change only to satisfy Hugo Chávez“. Bolivarian President threaten then to close Globovision.

At the same time, Opposition leader Manuel Rosales and other Venezuelan democrats will take RCTV closing to the Interamerican Court for Human Rights and to the Hague Tribunal.

Also see this two videos posted by The Devil´s Excrement, in which we see the National Guard blocking the students to prevent them from demonstrating for freedom of expression.

See also the Bolivarian V-P saying: “Of course, we want a dictatorship, the dictatorship of democracy, of the Government of you and of us. We want to build a new country“. Found here.

Looking at Bolivia, I posted that Evo Morales was imitating Chávez,  and, as a result there is a grave crisis involving Bolivian judicial power. Well, among critics from judiciary system, Evo has continued his bullying on the Judicial power:

Morales, far from changing his position in front of the strike announced for last Tuesday by the Judicial Power, has said that with this measure a “new unjustice is made upon the Bolivarian people”.
The Bolivian President condemned the actions of the Judicial Power and said that it normally resolves for the people “with money” and very rarely by those who don’t have money.

Demagoguery in pure style…

Ecuador’s President Correa has also menaced with judicial measures against the newspaper Diario la Hora, which had accused him of governing with “tumults, sticks and stones”. The President of Diario la Hora has announced that he will not ask for forgiveness to Correa, who has asked for a compensation of $5 million, while questioning his fellow countrymen where should be invested. He said he is not interested in money, but that “he is really disturbed by impunity and bank abuse. We have them furious and I am not going to abandon to impunity this matter, but I will do with the money what you want, fellow countrymen“.

It is not rare then, that Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela are the targets of the Interamerican Society for the Press. Ricardo Trotti, its director, said:

A lot of or several State Chiefs are trying to divide the society, of making the people live in confrontation, and they have blamed this confrontation on the MSM, specially in their owners and on the journalists, who have already problems in those countries.

Related News: Bolivia, infiltrated by Islamists according to Bolivian politician José Brechner, who has had to fled Bolivia due to security concerns.

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 After a relevant number of MPs from opposition (50 of 57) were expelled from their seats some days ago by the Supreme Elections’ Tribunal, the Constitutional Tribunal of Ecuador considered that they were illegally expelled and that they should be reinstalled in their seats. The Magistrates based their resolution in the fact that the expelled MPs were substituted by some Correa’s supporters who had voted the expulsion. Also the expelled MPs were not allowed to enter the Congress’ building.

But Rafael Correa, the new friend of Bolivian President Evo Morales and of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, was angered at this new resolution. He said that the resolution from the CT was an infrigement of the law and that in the country nothing has happened.

So the Ecuador’s Congress has already passed last Tuesday the destitution of all the 9 members of the CT (6 of which voted for the resolution in which the expulsion was declared illegal), because they have exceeded the time of their mandate. The President of the CT has been subject of an agression from Correa’s Candidate.

24 opposition MPs are going to be accused of sedition against the State.

As a result some of the Opposition’s MPs have fled to Colombia. One of them, Alfonso Hart, has said that they fled from Ecuador because they were politically persecuted by the supporters of Rafael Correa. While Hart has denied they were asking for asylum in Colombia, the President of the Colombian Parliament has said that 7 of the Ecuador’s MP have already asked for it.

This happens after a referendum that has allowed Correa to change the Constitution.

And today Ecuador has announced they are going to expell the delegate of the World Bank in Ecuador and, simultaneously, is going to demand the international institution, because it has “tried to blackmail Ecuador with a credit worth of $100 million in 2005, and we are nobody’s colony“, Correa said in his weekly radio program. He added the World Bank has punished him for a law he made about the oil funds.

South America is going backwards: they are heading quickly into corrupt dictatorships, where the HR are not respected. These last news about the world bank are very interesting. When that happened Correa was Economy Minister and guess what? Correa was sacked because he did not tell the Government (his own Government) that the World Bank has denied the credit.

But Correa, after that, said that he was resigning because he had been “pressured” not to pursue negotiations with Venezuela regarding the sale of the $300 million debt bond issue to Chavez. Correa also (…) had been (and still is) asking for the ousting of Occidental Petroleum from the country. [Ex-Prime Minister] Palacio claimed that he had to sack Correa because he had failed to keep him informed of all these initiatives and developments. In the showdown that ensued, Correa almost proved to be politically stronger than Palacio and, for a few days, the Palacio government seemed on the brink of collapse. […] Former Foreign Minister of Ecuador Edgar Teran sayd at that time that the negotiation Correa was cooking was a New York stock market speculative transaction, with all the risks involved in this type of negotiations.

Marvellous, isn’t it?


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El Congreso de Ecuador aprobó este martes la destitución de los nueve vocales que integran el Tribunal Constitucional (TC), en una votación que abre nuevos interrogantes sobre el funcionamiento institucional del país. La decisión se adoptó un día después de que el máximo tribunal ordenara que se reintegrara a 50 de los 57 legisladores opositores al presidente Rafael Correa que fueron despojados de sus bancas en marzo pasado por el Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE). Pero la resolución fue votada por varios de los parlamentarios que reemplazaron a los destituidos, a quienes por otra parte se les prohibió ingresar al edificio del Congreso, por lo que se abren dudas acerca de su legalidad. Los legisladores se presentaron en la mañana reclamando sus curules y prometiendo no obstaculizar la asamblea constituyente cuya convocatoria recibió un amplio respaldo en una consulta popular la semana pasada.

El referéndum dio un amplio respaldo popular para Correa. La iniciativa de Rafael Correa de cambiar la Constitución, ha desatado una crisis institucional en el país a muy poco de asumir la presidencia en enero pasado. El mandatario condenó el fallo de este lunes del TC al que calificó de “flagrante violación de los procedimientos legales de Ecuador“. En términos similares se manifestó el presidente del TSE, Jorge Acosta, quien dijo a BBC Mundo que, como máxima autoridad electoral, el fallo para destituir a los diputados es de carácter inapelable. “Ellos están rompiendo la ley y lo vamos a demostrar cuando tomemos las decisiones correspondientes. De modo que estos señores siguen sin su calidad de diputados, son ex diputados“, manifestó Acosta. Pero el presidente del TC, Santiago Velásquez, al anunciar el fallo aprobado por seis de los nueve magistrados argumentó que lo que no era constitucional era la destitución aplicada por el TSE a los legisladores.

Source: BBC Mundo | América Latina | Ecuador, ahora sin Tribunal Constitucional


Desde Colombia, Alfonso Hart, uno de los diputados le dijo al programa BBC Mundo Hoy que “tuvimos que abandonar nuestro país debido a que prácticamente nos hemos convertido en perseguidos políticos los diputados de la oposición al economista Rafael Correa“.

Hart aseguró que él y sus compañeros no estaban pidiendo asilo político. “Pero sí exigimos desde Colombia a nuestro país, al presidente Correa, que nos garantice el fiel cumplimiento de las normas procesales para podernos defender“, señaló el parlamentario. Sin embargo, el vicepresidente del parlamento latinoamericano, Roy Barrera, confirmó haber recibido la solicitud de asilo por parte de siete congresistas ecuatorianos.

Source: BBC Mundo | América Latina | Diputados ecuatorianos huyen a Colombia

Le président Rafael Correa (gauche) a correacélébré les premiers 100 jours de son gouvernement, alors que la crise institutionnelle en Equateur a connu un rebondissement spectaculaire.

Mardi 24 avril, le Congrès a destitué les neuf magistrats du Tribunal constitutionnel, sous prétexte qu’ils avaient “dépassé le temps fixé par leur mandat“. En réalité, le Congrès réagissait à la décision adoptée la veille par le Tribunal constitutionnel, qui a réintégré 50 députés de l’opposition destitués le 7 mars par le Tribunal électoral suprême. Les magistrats chargés de veiller à la conformité des décisions de l’Etat par rapport à la Constitution ont estimé qu’il ne revenait pas au Tribunal électoral de démettre des députés. Les élus sanctionnés avaient émis des réserves à propos du référendum du 15 avril sur la convocation d’une Assemblée constituante, dont l’élection a été fixée au 30 septembre.

Lundi, le président Correa s’est déclaré “stupéfait” par l’arrêt du Tribunal constitutionnel, qu’il a attribué à une manoeuvre des partis traditionnels. “Chers compatriotes, dans le pays il ne se passe rien du tout“, a assuré le chef de l’Etat. La police n’a pas autorisé les députés destitués puis réintégrés à rentrer au Congrès. Et le président du Tribunal constitutionnel a été agressé par des partisans de M. Correa.

La tension est montée d’un cran, mardi, lorsque la justice a estimé recevable une plainte pour “sédition” contre 24 députés destitués. Certains d’entre eux ont pris l’avion à destination de la Colombie, où ils se sont dits “persécutés pour des raisons politiques“. L’Equateur est “une dictature“, a affirmé le social-chrétien Alfonso Harb. Gloria Gallardo, du Parti rénovateur institutionnel d’action nationale (Prian, droite), a dénoncé les “meutes de mercenaires” qui tentent de lyncher des élus. Le président Correa a jugé la procédure judiciaire équatorienne “inopportune” et a demandé son annulation “pour tranquilliser la nation.

Source: Le Monde.fr : Equateur : le Congrès destitue les juges du Tribunal constitutionnel accusés de favoriser l’opposition

Ecuador anunció que expulsará al emisario del Banco Mundial (BM) en Quito y simultáneamente iniciará una acción internacional contra el organismo por haber tratado de “chantajearlo” con un crédito de 100 millones de dólares en 2005, dijo este sábado el presidente Rafael Correa.

Tomaremos las medidas del caso, no sólo la expulsión del representante del BM en Ecuador (Eduardo Somensatto), sino las acciones legales internacionales que sean pertinentes porque no somos colonia de nadie“, declaró Correa en su programa semanal de radio. Rafael Correa criticó las políticas crediticias del Banco Mundial por considerarlas lesivas para el país y amenazó con acciones legales si el organismo no justifica su negativa a desembolsar un empréstito en 2005.

El mandatario agregó que resolvió la salida del representante tras recibir una respuesta por escrito a un pedido de explicaciones por la suspensión de un préstamo aprobado cuando era ministro de Economía en 2005. Según Correa, el Banco Mundial se abstuvo de realizar el desembolso en represalia por las reformas que hizo a una ley de fondos petroleros.

Source: Expulsará Ecuador al emisario del Banco Mundial; acusa chantaje – La Jornada

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