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OPPOSITION PLANS KILLINGS IN JANUARY, THEN ACCUSE CHAVEZ.
by elclarindigitalforoasp.(C)2002
Tuesday Dec 31st, 2002 1:53 AM
In the last days, Carlos Ortega, the head of an opposition union, has been warning in live television that "anything bloody that happens in the next days, will be the full responsibility of president Hugo Chavez", thus preparing the atmosphere for accusing Chavez of the crime.
CARACAS, VENEZUELA, 9:35 PM.- During the first days of January 2003, as many international media already predict, unidentified snipers, hired by opposition leaders, will fire shots against a giant march of government opponents who will try to reach the Miraflores Palace. In the last days, Carlos Ortega, the head of an opposition union, has been warning in live television that "anything bloody that happens in the next days, will be the full responsibility of president Hugo Chavez", thus preparing the atmosphere for accusing Chavez of the crime.


The minority opposition movement, who falsely appears to be huge thanks to the constant support of the private TV Media to all those opponents' public activities, is starting to feel really desperate after one month of failing to unite the poor people of the country behind its so called "general strike," and now they had nothing left except to foment violence in order to accuse Chavez of repression.


Last April, the victims of snipers, strangely blamed on Chavez in just a few hours by the White House, even when no investigation had been completed, served as the pretext to launch a coup d'etat. This time, incapable of gaining the support of the army, the same factions sought to create conditions of international intervention, with the same objective: Remove a democratically elected president who causes problems for the current local oligarchy.


International journalists have started to see the truth in Venezuela, and have been publishing articles, from NY Times to BBC, explaining the world that it is pretty unfair to consider as anti-democratic a Government which allows daily marches and protests all over the country with no one single person detained due to participation in those demonstrations. Also, no matter what the media moguls affirm (they are totally opposed to Chavez), freedom of expression seems to be guaranteed in a country like Chavez's Venezuela, where private TV stations can transmit, day after day, dozens and dozens of marches and TV ads full of insults against the populist leader ...and still continue on the air.


But opposition leaders don't like a lot this turn of informational events, and yesterday night Ortega did accuse NY Times and CNN of receiving money from Chavez to speak out in favor of his regime, accusation which is already being studied at the legal departments of those media giants, which are considering the possibility of suing the Venezuelan opposition leaders on defamation charges.


Regarding the so called "final march", the opposition have been pretty hermetic, but some of the leaders, specially former Copei's Enrique Mendoza, talking to EFE, confessed that this early January march would be the "definite" march. "You can count on that." said Mendoza "The day of that march will be the last day of Chavez in the Government Palace."

You can't avoid to wonder ...why does he know?


elclarindigitalforoasp.(C)2002








LA OPOSICION PLANEA MUERTES EN ENERO, Y LUEGO ACUSAR A CHAVEZ.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, 9:35 PM.- En los primeros días de Enero de 2003, como muchos medios internacionales predicen, francotiradores no identificados, contratados por los líderes de la oposición, abrirán fuego contra una marcha gigante de opositores al gobierno de Hugo Chávez que intentará llegar al Palacio de Miraflores. En los últimos días, Carlos Ortega, líder de un sindicato de Oposición, ha estado advirtiendo en vivo, por televisión, que "cualquier hecho sangriento que ocurra en los próximos días será total responsabilidad del presidente Hugo Chávez", preparando así el terreno para acusar a Chávez de dicho crimen.


El minoritario movimiento opositor, que falsamente aparenta ser enorme, gracias al constante apoyo de los medios de TV privados a todas las actividades públicas de dichos oponentes, están comenzando a desesperarse después de haber fracasado durante casi un mes, en tratar de unir a la gente pobre del pueblo a favor de su llamada "huelga general", y ahora no les queda otro recurso sino fomentar la violencia para acusar a Chávez de represión.


El pasado mes de abril, las víctimas de los francotiradores, por las cuales Chávez, en solo pocas horas, fue extrañamente responsabilizado por la Casa Blanca sin que haya mediado investigación alguna, sirvieron como pretexto para orquestar un Golpe de Estado. Esta vez, incapaces de ganarse el apoyo masivo del ejército, las mismas facciones buscan crear condiciones para una intervención internacional, con el mismo objetivo anterior: remover a un presidente que fue electo democráticamente que le causa problemas a la actual oligarquía local.

Periodistas internacionales han comenzado a ver la verdad en Venezuela, y han estado publicando artículos, desde el NY Times hasta la BBC, explicándole al mundo, que resulta bastante injusto considerar como anti-democrático a un gobierno que permite marchas y protestas diarias en todo el país, sin que haya ninguna persona detenida por su participación en dichas manifestaciones. También, a pesar de lo que alegan los dueños de los Medios, (que son opositores a Chávez en su totalidad), la libertad de expresión parece estar garantizada en un país como la Venezuela de Chávez, donde las estaciones privadas de TV pueden transmitir, día tras día, decenas y decenas de marchas y de avisos de TV llenos de insultos contra el líder populista ...y todavía seguir saliendo al aire.



Pero a los líderes de la oposición parece no gustarle mucho este giro en la visión informativa internacional, y ayer por la noche Ortega acusó al NY Times y a CNN de estar recibiendo dinero de Chávez con el fin de que dichos medios hablen a favor de su régimen, acusación que ya está bajo estudio en los departamentos legales de estos gigantes mediáticos quienes están analizando la posibilidad de demandar a los líderes de la oposición venezolana con cargos de difamación.


Con relación a la denominada "marcha final", la oposición ha sido bastante hermética, pero algunos de sus líderes, especialmente el ex-miembro de COPEI Enrique Mendoza, confesó en una conversación con la agencia EFE que la marcha de comienzos de enero sería la marcha "definitiva". "Pueden contar con ello" dijo Mendoza, "el día de esa marcha será el último día de Chávez en el Palacio de Gobierno".

Uno no puede evitar preguntarse ...¿y por qué él lo sabe?


elclarindigitalforoasp.(C)2002



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