Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Mar 01/10 | Exposing Hugo Chávez | Desenmascarando a Hugo Chávez

FARC's "Ivan Marquez" and preferred benefactor Hugo Chávez

THE DANGEROUS LIAISONS OF HUGO CHÁVEZ | LOS VINCULOS PELIGROSOS DE HUGO CHÁVEZ

A PARTIAL LIST OF RECENT EVIDENCE | LISTA PARCIAL Y RECIENTE DE EVIDENCIAS



EXHIBIT | MUESTRA A (RELATES TO EXHIBIT D BELOW | RELACIONADA CON D ABAJO)

EL TIEMPO | Bogotá

March 1, 2010

Former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana

President Hugo Chávez owes us the explanation already requested by the Government of Spain, because it has to do none other than with an alleged plot against the life of – among others – two presidents of Colombia during their terms of office.”

"El Presidente Hugo Chávez debe la explicación ya solicitada por el Gobierno Español, pues se trata nada menos que de un presunto complot contra la vida de -entre otros- dos presidentes de Colombia en ejercicio de sus cargos."


EL Mundo | Madrid
Marzo 2, 2010

España pide 'una explicación' a Venezuela por su presunta 'cooperación' con ETA



EXHIBIT | MUESTRA B

U.S. Department of State

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
p. 16

March 1, 2010

"There is strong evidence that some elements of Venezuela’s security forces directly assist these FTOs (foreign terrorist organizations).”

Full report can be read here:




EXHIBIT | MUESTRA C

United States Senate

Press Release

March 1, 2010

Sens. Lugar and Dodd call for U.S. Mission to the OAS to ask for discussion of ‘Venezuela Democracy and Human Rights’ Report at the Permanent Council:

In response to a report issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) last week regarding violations of human rights and intimidation of citizens in Venezuela based on their political beliefs, U.S. Sens. Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Chris Dodd (D-CT) released the following joint statement.

“We are deeply disturbed by some of the report’s observations. One of the more alarming findings was that: ‘The Commission considers that the lack of independence and autonomy of the judiciary with respect to the political branches constitutes one of the weakest points of democracy in Venezuela, a situation that seriously hinders the free exercise of human rights in Venezuela. In the Commission’s judgment, it is this lack of independence that has allowed the use of the State’s punitive power in Venezuela to criminalize human rights defenders, judicialize peaceful social protest, and persecute political dissidents through the criminal system.’

“This passage highlights what can happen in a country when the regional and international mechanisms that are in place to prevent this type of erosion of democratic institutions fail to act.

Full statement can be found here:




EXHIBIT | MUESTRA D

Juzgado Central de Instrucción Número 6
Audiencia Nacional

Madrid

Sumario: 75/09 (DP 263/08)

February 22, 2010


"Obran diligencias en este procedimiento que ponen de manifiesto la cooperación gubernamental venezolana en la ilícita cooperación entre las FARC y ETA."

"There is diligence at work in these proceedings that makes evident Venezuelan government cooperation in the illicit cooperation between the FARC and ETA."

Juez Eloy Velasco - Audiencia Nacional


Also quoted in various news sources in Spain and elsewhere. See EL PAÍS and EL CORREO below.


And in English in Reuters and the Wall Street Journal


WSJ: Venezuela Plotted to Kill Rival, Spain Says


TYhe Guardian: Hugo Chávez 'terrorist link' sparks diplomatic row between Spain and Venezuela




EXHIBIT | MUESTRA E

United Nations

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009
Chapter III
A. Africa

E/INCB/2009/1
p. 56

The cocaine seized in Africa originates mainly in Colombia and Peru and, in many cases, has been smuggled through Brazil and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).




EXHIBIT | MUESTRA F

Organization of American States (OEA) | Organización de Estados Americanos (OAS)

OEA/Ser.L/V/II
Doc. 54
30 December 2009
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights | Comisión Inter Americana de Derechos Humanos

DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN VENEZUELA
CHAPTER VIII. CONCLUSIONS
1154. The Commission considers that the lack of independence and autonomy of the judiciary with respect to the political branches constitutes one of the weakest points of democracy in Venezuela, a situation that seriously hinders the free exercise of human rights in Venezuela. In the Commission’s judgment, it is this lack of independence that has allowed the use of the State’s punitive power in Venezuela to criminalize human rights defenders, judicialize peaceful social protest, and persecute political dissidents through the criminal system.





EXHIBIT | MUESTRA G

GAO - United States Government Accountability Office
Report to the Ranking Member,
Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

DRUG CONTROL

U.S. Counternarcotics Cooperation with Venezuela Has Declined | Cooperación Anti-narcoticos de EEUU con Venezuela ha declinada

July 2009

According to U.S. and Colombian officials, Venezuela has extended a lifeline to Colombian illegal armed groups by providing significant support and safe haven along the border. As a result, these groups, which traffic in illicit drugs, remain viable threats to Colombian security. A high level of corruption within the Venezuelan government, military, and other law enforcement and security forces contributes to the permissive environment, according to U.S. officials.



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