May 6, 2013 Never let it be said that the Organization for American States [OAS] has the discernment to drive home any winning strategy. While all of Latin America breathes a sigh of relief that Jose Miguel Insulza dispatched his overpaid, out of work Sorosite/Clintonian Progressive to Caracas to bless the mess of he Cubanizations of Venezuela….notably deeming their election a mess but refusing to state anything factual in his grand observatoir-ness, we state here today that once again he is a liar, a ninnyhammer, a dimwit and a dunce. Phony elections, phony observers, phony claims to the truth = fraudsters.
You may be happy that Richardson speaks for you. You may think he is correct that no man of Hispanic heritage can ever be a sainted Lateeno because he did not vote for Barack Obama, does not enthuse about missing credibility for Maduro and refuses to stand for an Open Door Policy to flood the USA with more "LATEENOS" who simply want a larger chunk of state Marxist handouts from the USA than they might get at home.
Who among you has a clue as to what to do when your nation runs out of money? Why the rush to the USA because you lie to yourself and others that the USA is rich and owes you stuff because the USA never understood the Latins and their commitment to lying, stealing, fraud and Cuban communism? Well- Bill Richardson is wrong. There are some lovely persons of Hispanic heritage who have not sought to scam others and live off other people’s money. Ted Cruz is one such leader.
But you will never know this from semi-state run LATEENO media such as the despicable UNIVISION and TELEMUNDO or the USA’s PBS, now generously endowed through the dishonest George Soros.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
May 5, 2013 Rafael Correa, as president of Ecuador took former ambassadress Linda Jewell’s advice to heart when she urged, as most all U.S. ambassadors have done in Ecuador since the time of Peter Romero, that woebegone Ecuador should pay Patton Boggs, a law firm which mostly does lobbying, a lot of money. Patton Boggs is not only one of the largest law firm donors to Obama’s elections but is a major money-giver to the U.S. congressional Democrats, also called liberal Progressives or adherents to George Soros’s One Worlders for ` a New World Order.’ When Boggs calls, people answer. When Hungarian [and former Nazi informant for pay] caudillo Soros moves his minions like chess pieces, you can be assured that activities go forward toward his goal of a New World Order….his way.
What has long puzzled Ecuador watchers is the willingness of the Boggs team, with seeming impunity, to scam one and all. Boggs promises “access” and U.S. support….for massive fees…but ends up delivering fact-free wild eyed claims about Correa’s Ecuador before the U.S. government. Although rarely applied, it remains a crime to lie to the U.S. Congress and suborn perjury and deface truthtellers. Already some members of Congress have correctly banned the visits staged by “ambassador” Cely as well as the Patton Boggs, now teamed with Fenton Communications, as well as scores more, calling themselves government of Ecuador voices. Simply put: numerous elected officials are sick and tired of their lies.
Patton Boggs is a primary lobbyist for Correa’s fake claims that Ecuador deserves free trade gifts from the U.S. taxpayers.
Patton Boggs inserts their false data before their own well-gifted members of the U.S. Democratic Party to secure U.S. taxpayer gifts to the totally dishonest Correa. Patton Boggs also is the primary legal team against Chevron in a racketeering case in New York City. No one knows who pays Boggs for its multi-million dollar legal work on the racketeering case because no one knows where the money comes from. Previously, Burford Capitol- an offshore derivatives/hedge group threw millions of dollars in to the Boggs legal team to secure a win against Chevron for almost $20 billion over a case that has no merit. Burford pulled out over the fraud. Another firm is said to be now funding Patton Boggs. No law demands any facts or disclosure from offshore hedge funds/derivatives funds to pay Patton Boggs to fight against Chevron.
North Americans hate this. They do not like it one bit when unknown, offshore betting groups are involved in law suits against companies, like Chevron, which do have to disclose their every penny. So it is not known who is paying for the fight against Chevron in the N.Y. federal court. Who is it? It is possible that the monetary backers of the Patton Boggs team is a mix of other offshore speculators, hedgers and derivatives boys. The world’s most famous unaccountable hedger is of course Obama’s White House guru, George Soros who holds numerous assets and programs in Ecuador. Or perhaps it is Correa himself, funding the anti-Chevron legal work through his own lawyers, whom he knows and trusts a lot. Or perhaps it is Correa’s new best friend, Iran or Hezbollah or the FARC or some anti-USA environmental conglomerate or maybe a consortia of spot oil traders who despise accountable, on the books oil companies. Perhaps it is a virulent cocktail of many of the above as is the entire Correa government which is not accountable, no honest nor deserving one penny from the U.S. taxpayers.
What we do know is that because of the Ecuadorean government’s refusal to terminate its own domestic non-justice, that is…Correa does truly control all Ecuadorean courts, the U.S. taxpayer does now pay to host a racketeering case against Chevron, based on false rulings by Correa’s own courts. Is this fair to Americans to pay to clean up Correa’s lies, fraud and abuse? Really?
Is it fair that the same actors lying about Correa’s entire economic picture and his Cuban communist government are supported financially in the USA because too many U.S. Democrats, like oligarch of One World statism Soros, actually have pressed the Obama White House idiots to pretend that Ecuadorean crime, perjury, theft, confiscations, false imprisonment, and fraud is just fine as long as Cuban communism benefits their wallets? Really?
What we do know as fact, based on actual contracts, is that the USA has been funding $hundreds of millions of projects in Ecuador which claim to do one thing and yet fraudulently do another. These paid activities, run through the Obama State Department and its sister US AID deliver lies about Correa’s global crimes.
Never seen –not reported once- are any real time facts about Ecuador’s descent in to lawlessness other than the randomly buried in verbage claims- rarely seen- that Correa’s Ecuador is one of the world’s largest drug export nations. Instead, team Obama might focus on the true claim that Ecuador’s Correa abuses open media, citing as occurred the week of May 1, 2013 a claim that 3 journalists in Ecuador are under fire. Again: this is a false picture. Nothing about Ecuador indicates anything less than the fact that Correa has ended free speech and open media. How many private newspapers, TV and radio stations did he steal? With well over 80% of all Ecuadorean media now contained by Correa….to insert his jointly owned Latin Bureau of Iranian News plus the Al Jazeera dubbed news feeds in TELESUR, Ecuador has no open media even though a small handful of privately owned media remain….for show.
Once a nation passes 50% of all media as run by the state, that nation’s media is over. State ownership of media is a terrible thing unless it is at best one or two outlets while the rest are left alone to compete and deliver the news or programs. Team Obama and the Correa regime lie about the facts regarding Ecuador’s now vanished media, once the envy of the Andes for its vibrant and well trained press.
Rather than state the full facts, the USA states that 3 actors are in trouble. The entire nation is in trouble. In Ecuador, well over 2/3 of all so called NGO entities funded by US tax dollars are interlinked with the Soros One Worlder idiots and liars. Today, the NED oversees the IRI and all other US AID-State contractors such as the American Bar Association[ABA], currently taking a lot of money to lie a lot about Ecuador’s wonderful reforming justice system. A justice system backed by Correa. So now we see a government of Ecuador run by Cuban communists, particularly Correa and Minsitro Patino. This nation is assisted in hiding this fact by paid actors from the U.S. taxpayers under the Soros-Obama blessed propagandists who call themselves broccoli farming developers or worse…reformers. This pan Ecuador system is a ruse, a racket itself which has defrauded Ecuador and of course Chevron.
Once a governmental entity is more than 50% overseen, commandeered, controlled de facto and actually pays tax money thereto, that governmental entity is no longer free and fair. It is overcome. It has lost its checks and balances. this is in fact what has occurred under president Obama’s State Department- US AID.. Anyone who tells you that this is not true has not delivered any fact based due diligence and is a liar. The US AID mega service provider NED is in fact a Soros pass through entity, colored always by his opaque New World Order prerogatives. Recall that Soros himself has stated on numerous occasions that his work for the Nazis to sell Jews to their death was great because….he made a lot of money. The US AID-ABA team wants you to accept their fairy tale that they are correcting Correa’s pretty fabulous justice system [ and the Correa assembly/congress] a small bit, now enshrined totally under Correa’s control to do his bidding, thanks to the 9-08 Cuban communist ALBA constitution of Ecuador. But you knew that. Ecuador is today a mirror of Cuba with no rights, no democracy and no future. Ecuadoreans pay a lot of money to keep it that way. North Americans pay a lot of money to help Correa keep his nation unfree. And the money made by the Soros actors as well as Patton Boggs go unremarked.
The upcoming trial in New York City regarding Chevron is under the USA’s racketeering laws. A Racket is no more than two or more conspiring to do harm.
Chevron claims that a group of lawyers conspired to do harm to Chevron. Chevron has filed- and has standing- before the US federal courts to have its day in court over charges of racketeering.
As this FORBES article notes, leading fraudster Donziger sees his overpaid legal team running away, like rats who always leave a sinking ship. Not long ago, Correa’s procurador stated that it looked like Ecuador would have to pay to defend Ecuador in all this. Of course we do not know what he means….does he mean that Correa will confess his offshore payments to offshore derivatives funds to pay Patton Boggs for the US federal lawsuit, as most suspect occurs anyway?
Will Correa, a man singularly addicted to fighting truth telling every day of his life, ever stand up and tell the truth? We have never envisioned pathological- and now psychopathic liar Correa as a candidate for any rehab. Besides, his closest comptroller, Cuban-KGB trained Minsitro Patino will not loosen the Stasi-style pledge both made to expand the Cuban communist cartel, as they have done, in Ecuador. No…..Correa would not be permitted to reform even if he so desired, which he does not. Once a Stasi-style Cuban asset, always a Stasi style Cuban asset. And Correa knows this….from his youth even as he saw his own Shining Path-Cuban Stasi agent padre shot in a staged fake suicide to prevent him from ever revealing his true self. No- Correa is no candidate for rehab and he is a man who will prevent freedom for others even as he himself is unfree. Mirroring George Soros’s false claims that all he does is sell a better democracy, Correa too sells a better democracy….all lies, all fake and all frauds. What they do sell is a New World Order….their manipulative, self enriching way. Both Correa and Soros are narcissists from birth and are predators. Few observed Soros embracing Correa’s then- DC ambassador at a private 1st Tier Inaugural Party for Obama’s 1st term. Their full body embrace says it all.
But you knew this. To be sure, Soros knows this. And you are as smart as Soros….aren’t you? The rest of US AID? They just do as they are told. US AID in Ecuador has been covering for Correa for so long, their fraud is well in to federal crimes. AS for the anti-Chevron Stephen Donziger and his U.S. Congressional support team such as Congressman McGovern, aided as he was by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the entire U.S. Embassy in Quito to defraud not only Ecuadoreans but North Americans about the state of Ecuador’s northern provinces, we see Donziger as a useless idiot…a bit criminal whose career commenced with Mr. Alberto Wrey and Sr. Boniface, of all the hideous liars on this planet. Today Donziger pleads poverty….he cannot pay his lawyers to help cover up his crimes. Really? Donziger’s spousal partner and he live in a pretty gosh darn expensive New York posh spot, no doubt worth a few mill. And Donziger has enjoyed his take home pay of millions over the years….to carry on, woodenly, cravenly lying to this planet. Donziger did not do this alone. He may be the poster boy- the target today but nothing in his low_IQ brain could have possibly sustained his activities for 20 years. No- he is low hanging fruit, like a stomach amoeba, easily removed.Which of course begs the question: who is the racket here and to what ends? Who among us thinks to make money betting if Chevron wins of looses? Who wants $billions off of lies? Who helps sell these lies? And why would the Obama team help?
Our advice to Tommy Boggs as well as the hideous George Soros: get out now. Fold. Depart Ecuador. Too much dependence on Correa’s payments or promises for more One World Order mayhem? You just need the money or the mayhem for more betting rights you say?
We say: lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas. At best, the unlikable and a-moral [by his own accounts] Soros is a walking flea infestation. We cannot now know who has more fleas: Correa or his paid organ Boggs.
From the Patton Boggs web site:
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. Education ---------------------
Public Policy and Lobbying
Energy-Related Public Policy
Congressional and Executive Agency Investigations
From He Who Co ordinates over 50% of all US Department of State and US AID contracts, particularly fraudulent in Ecuador selling fake data and fake projects to conspire to cover up Correa’s criminality as if but paid tools for fraud, another close Democrat-Progressive comptroller of Mr. Barack Obama:
--Pedro Camargo for Ecrisis
April 9, 2013 It is a truism that few, if any, Latin American leaders actually liked and supported former Prime Minister of England Margaret Thatcher.
Thatcher’s total commitment to ending poverty through the respect of the individual [not the state] and her abhorrence to Lite or full Socialist-Marxist tyrannies was easily rejected across South America.
Chile’s Augusto Pinochet held affection for Thatcher who reciprocated in later years although during his presidency, Pinochet and Thatcher actually held no real joint activities outside information sharing regarding the Falklands and a generic commitment to free market reforms, which Pinochet supported successfully.
Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgar Teran totally supported Thatcher as well as the USA’s then-president Ronald Reagan, also joined by Pope John
Paul II to circle the end of active Russian-based communism of evil. Teran once quipped that he wished he had been Ecuador’s president in the Reagan-Thatcher years so he could have known Thatcher more directly as he fully appreciated her efforts. To be sure, Teran hosted the only Latin American TV full length tribute from TC TV/Channel 10-Ecuador to Reagan in Latin America upon his death. A copy of this tribute is with the Reagan Library in California, the only one of its sort.
Had Correa not defrauded all Ecuadoreans and shuttered free speech and open media, it is possible that Channel 10 might have been able to run a Thatcher Tribute too. To be sure, the government of Ecuador did all it could, without exposure, to ruining its best global citizen Teran from specious lawsuits, physical threats and efforts to kill him by state actors and goons. Correa of course has a track record of ruining lives and killing off lovers of liberty. Sadly, there will be no tributes to freedom lovers today in Ecuador nor April 17, 2013 during her funeral in London. Defenders of liberty will attend but for the Castro-Correa-Brazilian cartels looming over Latin America, they will not be present to remember the great lady, Thatcher. We will not see her like again.
As the second article below correctly notes, Thatcher imbued all she did with ethics and a certainty of morality. History is already kind to Thatcher. All that Edgar Teran said of her is true and is now so honored.
In contrast, Rafael Correa in all he does, acts with A-MORAL dishonesty and self enriching power grabs. History will not be kind to Correa. There will be no honors for the ruinous, evil Correa.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
April 6, 2013 The Wall Street Journal runs a block-buster book review on yet another smothering, fact-free tribute to Simon Bolivar masquerading as they do for functional history of Latin America and succeeds at nothing but additional revisionist history unworthy of publication.
To any who have plunged in to historic reviews of Bolivar’s life and times, Fernandez-Armesto correctly delivers the counterpunch on Bolivar and the amalgam of lies surrounding this outsized hero of the rebellion who was at once seemingly inspiring and evil. Very little factual history on Bolivar comes from the region although a collection of varied histo-graphies can be in hand as well as Bolivar’s and Sucre’s private correspondence as primary source materials. Caution belongs there also with notable abuse of even primary archived Lettres of State used as propaganda for “the cause.” Even so, a compendium of source materials is sorely lacking. No historian of merit has ever reviewed the era between 1770 through 1840. No historian such as a David McCullough rises from Latin America to honestly record and review the sweeping era and certainly a whole century of its own history goes begging for facts, even in modern times. Latins hold no honest essentials even of their own origins. Today this is complicated by the arbitrary political propaganda which has supplanted real life historical reviews across South America in favor of complete revisionist history, a gay abandonment of essential data. There can be no question that Bolivar was the face and figure of the rebellion for many years. Bolivar was a man who could inspire as even a precursory review of his personal correspondence reveals. Bolivar also sustained the cruelest Napoleonic perversions: his art of war included the barbaric pledge of no quarter, whole scale pillaging plus the rape and destruction of huge chunks of productive drivers of stabilizing societal deliverables, leaving about 1/3 of all the Andes in a scorched earth where before had lain businesses and communities. The militarily-astute Mariscal Sucre was a lesser known but brilliant strategist who was of course the sole cause of Spain’s military surrender. Serious students must ask what was indeed won. The cost of Bolivar’s plunder was enormous and the insanity [Bolivar would likely have died of syphilis which no doubt complicated his already frail, TB-afflicted body and racked his unstable mental faculties] of his out of control military and political actors, coupled with a debilitated fractious caudillo bands of power and land seekers, was devastating.
Bolivar was no George Washington. Nothing in his character remotely achieves even any essentials of Washington’s personal fundamentals. Bolivar fully rejected the entirety of the Enlightenment proscriptions and retained an almost mirror like elevation of the worst of the Monarchy-as-God foolishness which catapulted monarchical Europe and the Vatican in to internecine power grabs for centuries while practicing rejections of the basics of mankind’s essential rights in favor of arbitrary, capricious rights to be meted out for favors and power of and by the state. Ostensibly seeking liberty, Bolivar and his heirs of state neither comprehended nor delivered freedom but rather the structural tyranny of cruel and corrupt statism, plunging Latin America in to a historic framework bereft of sustainable guidance for growth and shorn of stabilizers inculcated by commitments to freedom’s promise. This remains today as the cruelest legacy of Bolivar.
The cult of enmity and victimhood thrives in Latin America today. Latins are born in to a rich heritage on rich soil. Denizens are poor due to statist corruption, born again and again thanks to fake democracy in nations living in fake liberty of their choosing. For all its prowess, even the church has enabled this dysfunction. Today all citizens can build a better tomorrow. Nothing is holding them back except fear, addictions to manipulative and dishonest, arbitrary living as well as the joys of corruption. Simon Bolivar proved that this only leads to debilitation. We are not victims but rather are in general seemingly addicted to the soul-deadening cult of victimhood. This affliction is not healthy nor Christian. There is a better way.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
Simón Bolívar praised liberty and imposed tyranny, excelled in battle but failed in government.
By FELIPE FERNÁNDEZ-ARMESTO
'Bolívar Soy Yo,' a Colombian screwball comedy of 2002, depicts a television actor driven mad by a demanding role. He is playing Simón Bolívar, the Creole oligarch-turned-revolutionary from late 18th-century Caracas, who risked and lost his bloated fortune in rebellion. Without military training, Bolívar rose to supreme command of armies that, from 1813 to 1824, expelled the Spanish Empire from what are now Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru.
.In the movie, the actor comes to think he is his character's reincarnation—a satirical jab at the late Venezuelan demagogue Hugo Chávez, whose self-identification with Bolívar exceeded reason. Chávez rarely appeared on television without his hero's image to hand; he had Bolívar's remains exhumed in a creepy televised ceremony; he coined the name bolivarianismo for his own jejune ideology, which bore little relation to anything Bolívar ever believed. Chávez even planned what, had he completed it, would have been the tallest such construction in the world: a giant statue of the so-called Liberator on the hilltops of Caracas, to tower over the Americas.
"Bolívar Soy Yo" targeted, to varying degrees, many other Latin American caudillos who have appropriated the Liberator's legend for agendas of their own and also historians who have crafted or transmitted partisan myths about him—nationalist and internationalist, conservative and radical, liberal and socialist, revolutionary and reactionary, Catholic and anticlerical. Few heroes or villains are so manipulable in the service of so many inconsistent causes. Few have attracted so much adulation and so little comprehension. Bolívar's legacy is like a toy balloon, bendable into the shapes of many beasts—all of them caricatures.
The problem of getting inside Bolívar's head is enough to drive anyone crazy. The Liberator's erratic behavior and contradictory pronouncements baffle biographers who try to fathom him and politicians who try to exploit him.
Simón Bolívar was born in 1783 in Caracas to an aristocratic family with roots in Spain's Basque Country. Throughout his short life—he died in 1830 of tuberculosis, at age 47—Bolívar's vocation was equivocal, his character mercurial. He proclaimed liberty and imposed tyranny. He praised civility and waged terror. He exalted fraternity and encouraged fratricide. He revered Spanish-American unity, but his wars helped to destroy it, wrecking the countries they carved out.
Bolívar, imperious in battle, was ineffective in government—"a genius of the storm," as he described himself toward the end of his life, who could neither contrive nor endure calm. He renounced and resumed dictatorial powers like an addict who can't shake off a habit. He could write constitutions but not uphold them. He was a prodigious philanderer who was wretchedly sterile. He had a monstrous sexual appetite—including a taste for sodomizing prostitutes—and tragically little experience of true love, except with the young wife he lost to yellow fever after a few months of marriage in 1803, and the paramour of his declining years, the lesbian virago Manuela Sáenz.
Bolívar was the product of an 18th-century education, privately tutored by some of the New World's finest minds, but he renounced reason for passion, the Enlightenment for enthusiasm and decorum for what he called "delirium"—wild, visionary mysticism. He was a master of grand gestures, but they were morally inconsistent: swearing hyperbolic conspiratorial oaths, freeing slaves, proclaiming "war without quarter," abjuring honors, renouncing rewards, risking his life in showy feats of daring and his armies in reckless campaigns beyond the reach of supplies. Nationalists trumpeted his achievements in the conflicts against Spain, but he ended as a self-professed failure, under sentence of expulsion from countries he had liberated but couldn't unite. In his own summation, at the end of his campaigns, he declared that "independence is the only thing we have won, at the cost of everything else." He expired fretful and impoverished in an uncongenial world, where, he complained, "liberty has dissolved into anarchy and life has become a torment."
Faced with this sphinx, biographers have dismissed Bolívar as mad, condemned him as evil, pitied him as the flawed protagonist of his own tragedy or, most commonly, embraced him as a romantic hero. In "Bolívar: American Liberator," Marie Arana aligns herself with the hero-worshipers, in prose almost as billowy and romantic as Bolívar's own.
I should declare my interest. I am skeptical of heroism. I dislike Bolívar, as I detest all the noisy little men of history who abused their wits in wars, their charisma in cults and their talents in destruction. But it is possible to write a good book in a bad cause, and Ms. Arana has enough talent to do so. She displays her skill in wonderful vignettes: Her portrait of a "lonesome man," who, "as far as love went," was "as solitary as could be," captures a streak in Bolívar's character. Her well-paced narration of an 1828 assassination attempt—from which Manuela Sáenz saved him by squeezing him into her galoshes and bundling him out of an open window—is a minor masterpiece. Ms. Arana's account of Bolívar's last agonized illness, and how "his scrawny frame . . . shook with coughs" amid the scent of hewn cane, is worthy of Verdian orchestration.
Yet the book disappoints. Ms. Arana, the author of well-received novels such as "Cellophane" (2006) and "Lima Nights" (2009), tells us that she challenged her agent by choosing to "leap" to history from fiction. The decision was unfortunate, as she has discovered no new evidence, formulated no new problems and proposed no new theories. The book opens with a terrible howler: an epigraph supposedly from a Spanish "coronation ceremony" of 1550. But Ms Arana's quotation is from a royal investiture oath in Aragon, where the last coronation took place in 1414.
The same haplessness wrecks her account of the late-colonial background: She ignores contemporary sources and recent scholarship in favor of the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty, tyranny, racism and mismanagement. She writes, for example, that Spain "ignored the road to modernization," that the Inquisition "called for penalties of death or torture" and that "the crown moved to enforce strict divisions between the races"—all long-exploded falsehoods. In reality, the vices of empire were tempered by enlightened principles and remarkable prosperity and stability.
The author's fidelity to the anti-Spanish narrative blinds her to, among other things, the real reasons for the Hispanic civil wars of the 19th century. She repeats the old myth of a revolution launched for liberty without grasping the roles of factionalism, particularism, Creole ambitions and the vast transformations that were taking place across the Atlantic world. She mentions Bolívar's famous threat to rebel against nature—uttered in exasperation at popular fears of divine punishment during the Caracas earthquake of 1812—but her account of his wars virtually omits environmental history and overlooks important recent research on the role of disease: Venezuela should dethrone Bolívar as the nation's hero and replace him with the yellow-fever-bearing mosquito, which did far more to defeat Spanish armies.
Good as Ms. Arana is at describing pageants, romantic interludes and tragic episodes, she is unsure in her attempts to lead readers through the complex geography and chronology of Bolívar's campaigns. Her judgments, moreover, are too uncritical to be convincing. We hear, rather anachronistically, of Bolívar's "well-honed faculties for social justice" and "his gift for imparting democratic ideals." He was "highly imperfect," she admits—lofty even in his imperfections. When it comes to resolving his contradictions, however, Ms. Arana is evasive. Did he not ordain massacres? "History," she comments, "would never forgive him" for his role in the slaughter, carried out pursuant to his orders, of thousands of prisoners and civilians from 1814 onward. But she approves his claim to have been merely retaliating.
So why did Ms. Arana abjure fiction for an attempt at history? Ironically, I suspect, it was because her Bolívar is too incredible for fiction: too good, too glamorous, too glorious to be a character in a realistic novel. She offers an interesting comparison with George Washington, whose style, according to the U.S. government's representative in Venezuela in 1818, the Liberator aped and whose character he claimed. The balance of the comparison, says Ms. Arana, largely favors Bolívar, who covered more territory, freed slaves, rallied "all races to the patriotic cause" and, even more dubiously, "changed the Spanish language," which, she says, "in his remarkable voice and pen became another language entirely—urgent, vibrant, and young."
The claim seems bizarre, but her recognition of the change brings Ms. Arana tantalizingly close to understanding the real difference between the eras of independence in British and Spanish America. Two generations separated the events. Washington was born more than half a century before Bolívar. Between the end of the former's wars and the start of the latter's, the bloodshed of the French Revolution doused the Enlightenment. The "sleep of reason" generated Goya's monster-haunted nightmares. Diminished sunspot activity plunged the world into cold. In 1816 the eruption of Mount Tambora darkened the sky. Meanwhile, mass conscription accustomed armies in the West to warfare that was more ruthless, more unrestrained and more destructive than Washington ever fought. Romanticism transformed the language people spoke and the images they imagined. Independence from Spain was bound to be contested and won in ways bloodier and more brutal than Washington experienced.
In an account of a mystical experience on Mount Chimborazo—a document whose authenticity Ms. Arana hesitates to affirm or deny—Bolívar was "seized," he said, "by a spirit, to me, seemingly divine" and surrendered to a vision, "enflamed by a strange, interior fire," of "the God of Colombia who possessed me." One can't imagine Washington writing anything like that or his wildest dreams being quite so wild.
—Mr. Fernández-Armesto teaches at Notre Dame.
March 10, 2013 Mr. Soros and his assigns, his heirs and his huge staff have been doing North Carolina, among others: multilateral entities, nations and locales across the USA, for some time to install his team’s special agenda. To comprehend some of the do drugs actors is to acknowledge the pathology and anatomy of their multi-year, multi-faceted activities. The United States apparently has not seen its like in the USA
Soros’s sole abiding affection is seen in his acts for installing seductive narcotics access programs as well as his usage of the USA Democratic Party, sometimes called Progressives or the Party of Soros among other names globally. Purchased propaganda, purchased activists, entwined community organizing- so to speak- abuse of actual statistics or denial thereto, as well as pretext to lie a lot under the nomenclature that all is, well, just politics and is not required to be accountable or transparent in this tax-free world of paid, hardened activists. To this is added a blend of victimization as if to sanctify their agenda. This summary is not ours alone. For almost 20 years, various groups, have been wrongly derided as not being Middle Road or Left Wing enough by some pro drugs advocates or behind the scenes actors who are at times uninformed, shallow and risible themselves, by simply noting the facts which are available to all if one takes the time and trouble. The North Carolina plan noted below is one of these times to review the steps taken to insert the Soros – now called Progressive and in step with definable US Democrats or Marxist and others globally, agenda, which always relies on the Door Opener of enhanced access to drugs.
The Soros Plan is called as such because his money, influence and passion to seduce many a thing is almost always at hand, seems to work as long as citizens fail to act on the genesis of functioning liberty which is to base all acts on an ethical or moral backbone, well known through Western Civilization and not compel society through expensive manipulations, machinations and fraud, appealing to man’s lesser drives by enabling and legalizing narcissism. Some note that these acts will continue until individuals are repulsed and reject the abuse of facts and the truth. To stand against these multi-headed “shadowy groups” is to act on self reliance and the disinfectant of sunlight, to quip from a former U.S. justice.
The article below states: “Blueprint NC coordinates with other liberal nonprofits in North Carolina. The Soros-financed Open Society Institute was the third-largest donor to the group in 2011, according to tax forms. Soros has been linked with other shadowy liberal financing operations, most notably the Democracy Alliance. The strategy memo proposes that liberal groups work closely with liberal state legislators on unspecified bills and strategy and try to exploit tensions between various Republican leaders.
The memo also proposes specific opposition measures the group can take against Republican leaders. One proposal is to send a video crew to follow Republican state leaders’ “every move.” Another is to send operatives to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s public events in order to pose “audience questions at any town hall.” The memo contains both a two-year and ten-year vision for the progressive groups.”
Remember this one small review when considering how to move to restore functioning integrity in your days.
- Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
Leaked email reveals shadowy liberal network in Tarheel State
BY: Andrew Evans March 8, 2013 WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
A nonprofit organization in North Carolina funded by progressive mega-donor George Soros has been linked to a partisan strategy memo aimed at derailing the state Republican leadership’s legislative agenda, throwing light on the shadowy network of liberal groups that operate in the state.
The memo surfaced as part of a set of leaked documents that also contained liberal talking points and polling data. Stephanie Bass, the communications director for the liberal nonprofit group Blueprint NC, allegedly emailed out the documents. Continue reading here.
Almost immediately and with no fact based analysis whatsoever, Chavez’s autocratic Venezuelan constitution which gifted him enormous governing powers and attendant use of his discretionary decrees, etc strengthened his centralized power. Chavez started out with kangaroo courts and his Assembly which, as is typical, became almost rubber stamps for his arbitrary Marxist-communism. The rest of definable human rights crumbled rather easily once free speech, justice and separation of governmental powers/ no advise and consent transpired, which was pretty early on.
It is impossibly ignorant to fail to comprehend the effects rendered by the power of a nation to target and ruin the few good persons in any nation early on in a regime. Targeted domestic companies and persons of known moral cores suffered dishonest vilification by the early Chavez team as well as the theft and destruction of their belongings and all rights, notably seen in the take over by Chavez of Venezuela’s preferred media outlets – RC TV. Soon thereafter, well over 95% of all media was in Chavez’s control. These are well documented steps and follow a menu which succeeds even without the old visual of tanks rumbling through any capitol, although Chavez had those also from time to time, especially in 2004. Chavez waged an asymmetric war of attrition on his own people while launching a hate campaign against all his perceived enemies- near and far, which were never his enemies anyway except….perhaps the very few who loathe crime and dictatorships. Often we were informed that Chavez built clinics, schools and better roads. Too many like to say that Chavez helped “the poor” although it is a fact that the`poor’ today are worse off than ever. And in general, they are deeply ignorant with a state run education system, based on Cuban curricula- aka heavy on Marxist clap trap and profound factual aberrancies, which is appalling for its brazen dishonesty and incapacity to prepare students to be prepared for their life ahead.
One cannot discount the willfulness of the Venezuelan people and other nations to turn a blind eye to Chavez’s criminality for preferred hand outs. In every step, Chavez did not act alone nor was he clever enough to pull off all that he did, assisted as he was by the complicity of his own people and the global community which at best said, ` we are worried.’ The sin of sustained “worry” is precisely that… a sin and only furthers the darkening of functioning progress. The Cuban regime guided Chavez’s every insecure step. Others feared state controlled job cuts and capricious jailings or seemingly randomly occurring deaths which were state paid murders by the thousands. Venezuelans held massive protests and lobbed poignant objections, some large scale and poignant over the years and yet foolishly pretended that their own state controlled systems would magically restore sensible functioning as well as law and order. Their self delusion was coupled by Chavez’s strategy of consistently deployed total propaganda as he/his government preyed on the willful ignorance of his own citizens and others to pretend that they were/are victims of some sort of evil capitalism when indeed it was capitalism which kept their oil fields with customers and the cash rolling in…for hand outs a la Chavez which after a while, came to be held as mandatory entitlements for a willfully ignorant and last politboro. Chavez also bought the silence and complicity of many nations with his cash, such as the tens of millions to Argentina’s Kirchner and oil largesse to others. This is the essence of his cartel called the Cuban communist ALBA bloc, now over 2./3 of all Latin nations and probably more which have not affixed their formal signature thereto. In other instances, he simply opened the door to complicity with global transnational criminals of varying sorts, including the QUDS, Hezbollah & FARC. Nowhere is Chavez’s direction more apparent that with the utter control of the Castro regime, symbiotically entwined in his every step for their own cash and power from Havana. Havana will not lose its cash cow easily.
Men may enthuse for evil but Chavez actively sought evil with the FARC, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, Libya, etc. He crafted a narcostate in many ways, 2nd only to his petro-state. His weapons of aggression, purchased through Belarus and Russia are quite real and utterly unwarranted except to intimidate and threaten. And intimidate they do as Venezuela rattled its sabers often, now backed by the incomprehensibly bizarre UNASUR confab of twisted rhetoric and foolish rumor mongering. And still not one nation in Latin America called Chavez out. Excuses were made. Lies grew. Nothing about Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia and Ecuador is honest except their stated policy to be truth-averse. This is the ALBA Rust Curtain and it has rung down. The silence remains deafening No doubt numerous “presidents” are preparing to don their black arm bands of grief and mourn the loss…the loss of an undemocratic, uncourageous and insecure man whose regime and its active components are hallmarked by a stubborn addiction to bribing, buying men’s souls for expanding Latin communism, lying and manipulating.
The evil Chavez did, in the name of expanding Castro’s communist evil, will live on. Not one ALBA nation has restored anything from the many they have stolen from and harmed. In the name of power, Chavez crafted a Hemisphere-wide system of racketeering: he bribed, stole, threatened and seduced many to acquiesce and/or follow his communist plans, now a real cancer across the Western Hemisphere where honor is scoffed at, the law is a joke and truthtelling is disrespected. No one man can do this alone. It takes a cartel control and men too easily seduced with a hefty number willfully abandoning self reliance, surrendering their liberty for….the cheap and tawdry handouts until they run out of someone else’s money. Worse yet….men like Chavez, following Castro’s directives, thrive by ending hope although hope was never theirs to take away. And still none rise to reclaim the hope that was never theirs to take away.Ecuador’s Rafael Correa in fact follows this pathology perfectly but more swiftly and with less finesse due to his seemingly lesser oil cash, while actually quite rich due to offshore gas reserves.
Any person or nation – and there will be many…which attends the Chavez state funeral should be ashamed in their laud for Chavez which reflects a genuine dysfunction and affection for the dark, not the light. As in life and in his death, all were told numerous dishonest tales of Chavez’s health and his prowess among other reports. But what we do know is that Chavez’s real disease – his legacy- was the cancer of his performance as co-conspirator of a debauched centralized communism which seems more like an HIV AIDS viral epidemic now spread swiftly in the name of Fidel Castro in too many places and the willing partners who rejected sensible governance and bolstered its spread now the black arm banded grief mongers who never once stood up to the disease of duplicity and evil.
The Wall Street Journal hits all the right facts about the Chavez lies as Carlos Eire in Babalu questions why men are so easily seduced by the lies of others:
The best antidote to this scourge? Practice integrity in your waking hours and simply let the truth have its day. Unless and until you do, this will not end well.
- Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
REVIEW & OUTLOOK
Updated March 5, 2013, 9:25 p.m. ET
The lesson is to beware the rule of charismatic demagogues.
When Hugo Chávez was elected President of Venezuela in December 1998, the country had endured nearly two decades of political and economic turmoil, including violent rioting, high inflation, huge foreign debts, a president impeached on corruption charges, and two failed 1992 coups—one of them led, and the other inspired, by a brash and ambitious army colonel named Hugo Chávez.
Yet when the Chávez era finally drew to a close Tuesday with his death from cancer at age 58, life for Venezuelans had only become worse. As life stories go, the lesson of Chávez's is to beware charismatic demagogues peddling socialist policies at home and revolution abroad.
That's a lesson one would have thought the world had learned by the time Chávez came to power. By 1998, the Soviet Union was a memory, Latin American countries from Mexico to Chile were successfully adopting free-market policies, and Chávez's friend and role model—Cuba's Fidel Castro—was a discredited dinosaur.
Chávez showed that it's possible to run against the tides of history, at least for a while, and at least if you happen to get lucky with an oil revenue bonanza. When he took power, Venezuelan oil prices were plumbing lows of about $10 a barrel. When he took to the podium of the United Nations in 2006 to compare George W. Bush to the devil, he was high on surging global oil prices that would peak in 2008 at more than $150.
.That kind of money can buy a lot of influence, and Chávez was quick to use it to purchase the political support of Venezuela's poor, the army and a loyal nouveau riche. It also allowed him to become a classic petro-dictator. In 1999 he revised the Venezuelan constitution to give him expanded powers. He used a constitutional assembly under his control to appoint a chavista Supreme Court. He stripped independent TV and radio stations of their licenses and intimidated reporters with draconian libel laws.
Though elections were held on schedule, he made sure to tilt the playing field. For his fourth election last October, opposition politicians were limited to three minutes of advertising a day, while Chávez could commandeer the airwaves at any time. He permitted no debates. Public workers risked being fired if they voted against him. It was the sort of election only Jimmy Carter could bless—which our 39th president predictably did.
Yet despite the populism and government handouts, life for Venezuela—and particularly the poor—has only become worse. While wealthier Venezuelans could flee, the less-fortunate now endure routine food and medicine shortages, thanks to price and capital controls. Prices are more than 20 times higher than in 1999. Capital has fled the country. The murder rate in Caracas is one of the highest in the world. Bridges and roads are in disrepair, blackouts are routine, and untreated sewage pollutes drinking water.
Meanwhile, state-owned oil company PdVSA has been all but stripped for parts. Daily production fell by more than one million barrels over the course of Chávez's rule to 2.5 million barrels at the end of 2012.
Chávez made his mark on the world stage by forging alliances with Bashar Assad in Syria and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran, giving sanctuary to Colombia's narco-terrorist FARC movement, providing the Castro regime with free oil, and inveighing loudly against the United States. He succeeded in spawning political imitators in Ecuador and Bolivia.
This brought him some adulation, notably from the usual Hollywood suspects. But the reality of what Venezuela became under Chávez is hard to ignore. On Tuesday the Venezuelan government expelled two U.S. Air Force attaches. Heir apparent Nicolás Maduro also accused the U.S. of poisoning Chávez with cancer, suggesting that the combination of buffoonery and thuggery that Chávez pioneered will continue past his grave.
As for Venezuelans, they will have to fight to reclaim the democracy they once enjoyed. Mr. Maduro lacks his predecessor's charisma or military background, but the institutions of the regime are now entrenched, and its beneficiaries will not easily part with them.
The Constitution requires that new elections be held in 30 days, assuming Mr. Maduro honors the law. Let's hope Venezuelans seize the chance to bury the tragic legacy of Chavismo alongside its author's corpse.
On weeping and wailing and the gnashing of teeth
By Carlos Eire, on March 6, 2013, BABALU
Chavistas react to the death of their demigod
Many Chavistas are disconsolate tonight. They fervently believed in a pack of lies, so densely interwoven by a ruthless demagogue that they could not be disentangled from each other, or from the very body of that demagogue. One of the chief lies they believed in was the invulnerability of their Caudillo, the strong man Hugo Chavez. Repeatedly, they received assurances that he was on his way back to the throne. In essence, they turned a mere mortal into a demigod, or, as Nicolas Maduro called him today, a redeemer.
And they also believed in the biggest lie of all: that socialism can really bring about prosperity and social justice.
But death has robbed them of their illusions. Desengaño. Disillusionment is theirs tonight. The redeemer is dead, and they weep and wail, and gnash their teeth. And when they awake tomorrow they should begin to face the awful fact that his promises and policies have ruined their nation. Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, these mourners are more likely to divinize their dead man and keep their faith in his lies than to face up to their delusions. They are to be pitied, for sure. But they should also be feared.
For many of us Cubans who still can't understand how our nation was hijacked by a charismatic sociopath who was genuinely beloved by many--and still is -- the brief reign of King Hugo offers us a painful mirror image, a lesson in the irrationality of the human race in general and of the peculiar irrationality of Hispanic cultures in particular, including that of the bankrupt Motherland, Spain.
Those who love Chavez -- whether in Venezuela, or elsewhere -- need to be understood in order to be overcome. That's quite a challenge, perhaps too great a challenge. Understanding a faith system that is founded on envy, hate, and intolerance, as well as on unrealistic utopian fantasies takes a great leap of the imagination for those who aren't similarly obsessed. But we need to try, and we need above all to acknowledge the seductive power of the basest human inclinations, especially among those who have little else to hope for and among self-righteous intellectuals.
Hugos, Fidels, Rauls, Ches, Evos, and Obamas have never been in short supply, and, from the looks of it right now, such men are gaining the upper hand. We need to outsmart them, somehow, and also to overpower them, much as one would do with any thug. Their chief weapon is the Big Lie. Their patron is the Father of Lies, who is also known by many other names. Exposing the lies and the liars, and ensuring that the exposing never stops is essential.
In the meantime, right now, death has done the world a favor by ridding it of one of its worst Liars. Unfortunately, waiting for the grim reaper to carry off the lying despots is not a good strategy at all. But the mere fact that no man lives forever, at times like this, can sure be comforting.
Shakespeare summed it all up very nicely:
For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings...
for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus
Comes at the last and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
( Richard II, 3.2.1565-1580)
Love in the Time of Correa:
ALBA Special Agent Baltasar Garzon Infiltrates Argentina’s Pink Palace;
Demands End of Universal Right to Self Determination
March 3, 2013 Although slightly reported over the past year and more, the tale of Ecuador’s paid global man of intrigue to sell Cuban communist ALBA and create international intrigue by doing what he does best….lying to the public and causing harm, former Spaniard Baltasar Garzon has slept his way in to Argentina’s Pink Palace. Garzon is a paid agent of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and he is on the job.
Frankly, we consider that this is a match made perfectly for two self-absorbed narcissists who have spent their lives living off other people’s money. They are leeches, now sucking off the taxpayers of Argentina and Ecuador. What a duo! But theirs is not the grand passion one might presume. Indeed not. This is the face of two corrupt, self serving leeches doing the bidding of others in an appallingly distasteful public embrace of corruption- Cuban communist ALBA corruption.
While it remains unclear to us at ECrisis why anyone would enter in to any relationship with la famille de Kirchner, surely cogniscenti have drawn up a list of the many who have mysteriously died while being under Cristina Kirchner’s spell. This list includes not only Nestor Kirchner but lately the mother of Maximo’s girl friend, assorted Kirchner aides and officials in inexplicably awful sex romps involving lots of leather, leading to death. Both Kirchner and Garzon are complicitous in the death of much….the death of free speech and open media, functioning justice/the death of rule of law, the death of free and fair elections, and the paid rise from the dead of self enriching Cuban-backed strong-arm skills to feed the hungry politburos, unions and criminal cartels which are the hallmarks of their efforts. These acts are the hallmarks of the Cuban communist ALBA cartel, whether Kirchner decides to come out of the closet and formally foreswear or stay in a provocative, dishonest paid relationship thereto. Kirchner has no integrity so what she formally does or says is not to be believed. What she has done is to get in bed with the cartel….the Cuban communist ALBA cartel, now in a three way with Iran’s mullahs for added cash and spice.
One can ponder the special charms of the incredibly silly and discernment-free Cristina as Garzon apparently has dumped his wife and family without ceremony even as he dumped his Colombian and Brazilian paramours, among many serially, last seen living in Spain and before that in New York probably off the Soros-
US AID funds to gain special skills at NY University to launch Garzon’s hideously dishonest law suits against the USA’s John Yoo and Doug Feith, among many. Garzon applied his special affection for illegally conspiring against and spying on others in Spain and earned his one way ticket out of Spain. Garzon is easily bought and easily lying his way in to fame and fortune. It was assumed that Soros paid for Garzon’s children to attend the United Nations school in Manhattan, a tony, elitist spot for pampered darlings of the Left, pretending that they are special…during Garzon’s training camp time under Soros’s auspices in New York before his return to Spain and subsequent ouster for applying his special skills in illegal behaviors, now enjoyed in Latin America. And for all that Soros only acts when he can tax deduct in the USA, it is not known what the pricey tutelage for Garzon cost but we do know the results: Garzon’s specialty…a feast of lies, slander, libel and false claims…all paid for by someone else to cause harm. Some call this in the USA as racketeering and no one does racketeering better than the hate mongering George Soros, who is Barack and Michelle Obama’s eminence gres, consigliere and their own spiritual advisor [writ political] for destroying what was uniquely delightful about the United States of America. History has not seen his unhappy and despoiled like which includes total access/total influence since the times of Cardinal Woolsey or Richelieu, more recently the Russian czar’s Rasputin who also brought down an empire. Not even Stalin or Adolf Hitler permitted their inner circle such total control by such dishonest, cynical and fear mongering sods as Soros. But they would have recognized his ilk even as Soros himself has confessed he made lots of money selling his fellow Jews to the Nazis for their ravenous death camps and likely moved along with Stalin’s Euro Red movers and shakers while mostly pretending to be a Karl Popper ideologue for more narcissism. Like Garzon, Soros left the wife and kids back in good old Europe and removed himself to New York. He gained entrée with an anchor baby, a trick well known by arrogant foreign persons who care nothing for the USA but prefer instead to game its benefits while giving back nothing. And so Soros took up with a youngster in NY named Susan, had an anchor baby and married her eventually to gain American citizenship. And then brought over his first family for more fun in the USA, skipping over the waiting line for standard entrée and welcome. No need for that pesky Pledge of Allegiance to the USA, which Soros despises anyway even as he despises himself. But Garzon seems to have selected Buenos Aires and not New York for the tender mercies of Cristina and the utterly incompetent Ecuadorean taxpayers, now dunned by Correa.
Garzon is a Soros man. A bit player to be sure, Garzon today is a man of intrigue also for Rafael Correa. Hardly a trained asset, check here. Baltasar is not a dependable Secret Agent Man. But Garzon is paid a lot of money by Ecuadorean taxpayers to sell the false lie that all is wonderful in Correa’s cess pool regime in Quito. Garzon also pops up to lie some more about another parasite, Julian Assange, also the darling of Vladimir Putin’s propaganda set. And however shallow and dishonest, Garzon lies some more about each and every item which he addresses.
Garzon is a paid Ecuadorean agent. His portfolio is to sell more and more Cuban communist ALBA fraud. And he sleeps with the leader of Argentina to maximize the Soros and Cuban communist ALBA presence, now in the bed of state. And what of Kirchner’s portfolio? Hers increasingly looks like Correa and Castro’s cartel [also called ALBA]: more hatefulness, called her peace plan, more alliance with Iran and more irresponsible denunciations of liberties. There can be no question that bets are laid down as to when Kirchner will announce her formal relationship[s] with more criminal leeches who live off other people’s money. Argentina is a rich nation. Argentina has run out of other people’s money and does now export over 80% of all its exports to…Iran. Brazil does this too but Dilma’s Brazil went Soros long before under LuLa, also an avatar of Cuban communism. Brazil of course is processing uranium to enrich it. Brazil is building nuclear submarines and no doubt will one day soon announce its nuclear bomb building capabilities. This will be applauded by all in ALBA. All of this is unacceptable. Brazil is dishonest, overbearing and impossibly corrupt. Argentina is simply corrupt. It is a distinction. But Ecuador is totally czarist today and fully corrupt. Ecuador controls the Pacific arena’s deep sea port for expanded nuclear submarine transits as well as running human beings, weapons and lots of illegal people to do lots of illegal things. And so one might ponder the marriage of Argentina with Correa’s Ecuador and refuse to extol these injurious cartels of total corruption on the rise.
But all of this pales in comparison to what these unhappy leeches are doing these days. With Garzon breathing life in to the moribund and mentally unhinged Barbie Doll of too much silicone Kirchner, we note the adamant Argentinean foreign policy plank, also extolled by Castro, Chavez and Correa: that no man deserves the universal right to self determination, currently up for a vote on March 10, 2013 in the Falklands. And of course Kirchner has laughably added Garzon to her fake Human Rights efforts…even as she rejects human rights for Argentineans and Falklanders. As a man who illegally spied against Spaniards to cause harm, Garzon defends Assange and Ecuador who have also illegally abused intelligence with Cuba, Iran and Russia for self enrichment and the greater glories of the ALBA cartel to cause wide spread harm, sometimes called cyberspying.
With too many mysterious deaths, too many illegal cash movements, too many dishonest legal claims and too many advocacies for the termination of liberty, these folks are up to no good. All Latin Americans must stand up to the racket. This is WHY the battle cry of the Cartel clamors to terminate the universal right to self determination, liberty’s backbone, for their own control and cash. They will come for you next.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
Cristina Kirchner and Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon romance
March 2, 2013 Veronique de Miguel Cristina Kirchner and the Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, turned their mutual admiration into an “instantaneous passion. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano))
The Argentine newspaper, “Clarín”, known by its little agreement with the Government of Kirchner, mentions the Mexican magazine, “Quién”, which has affirmed that the Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, turned their mutual admiration into an “instantaneous passion.”... Continue reading here.
February 27, 2013 Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Feierstein of the U.S. Department of State’s US AID informed the world how “muy positivas” he is about the future of US AID in Ecuador. We of ECrisis think this deserves some commentary.
Feierstein seems relieved that president Correa’s Ecuadorean administration has not cancelled US AID people in Ecuador. We ask: why would Correa not adore US AID in Ecuador? Correa pays nothing, US AID folks spend a lot of money- U.S. taxpayer monies- in Ecuador and Correa gets lots and lots of free public relations/positive propaganda from the US AID dis-information squads. For their part, the ever untruthful US AID reports how wonderful Correa’s Cuban communist kingdom is in Ecuador.
These dishonest idiots and fellow travelers see no problems whatsoever and deliver no projects of any sustainable value anyway. Criticize Correa has he has seized total control over all facts? Never. So….what is not to like? Meanwhile, want to buy some carbon credits from these speculators? they can also sell you more Stanford CDs, more Ponzi schemes and more Bernie Madoff investments.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
Usaid ve señales 'muy positivas' sobre su futuro en Ecuador
Jueves, 28 de Febrero de 2013
La Agencia Estadounidense para el Desarrollo (Usaid) se mostró hoy optimista sobre su futuro en Ecuador, pese a que el presidente Rafael Correa amenazó hace meses con expulsarla del país si no cumple unas directrices estrictas.
En declaraciones, el administrador adjunto para Latinoamérica en Usaid, Mark Feierstein, aseguró que la respuesta que están recibiendo sus programas es "muy positiva" y le da motivos para ser optimista ante la posibilidad de permanecer en el país.
"Creo que los funcionarios del Gobierno con los que estamos trabajando reciben de una forma muy positiva lo que estamos haciendo allí", dijo Feierstein tras participar en una audiencia del subcomité para Latinoamérica en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU.
En junio de 2012, Correa advirtió de la posible expulsión del país de la agencia de cooperación estadounidense, debido a su supuesta financiación de organizaciones no gubernamentales "que hacen oposición" política.
Correa se refería a los 4,3 millones de dólares que Usaid invierte en su Proyecto de Fortalecimiento Democrático, y que según Estados Unidos se invierten en organizaciones que promueven la democracia y el fortalecimiento de la libertad de expresión, pero no en partidos políticos.
Feierstein subrayó que el Gobierno ecuatoriano ve con buenos ojos sus proyectos sobre el medio ambiente y cambio climático, a los que Usaid dedica la mayor parte de sus fondos en Ecuador, unos 14 millones de dólares.
"Tenemos muy buenas relaciones con varios ministerios en Ecuador, tenemos muy buenos programas en varias comunidades y yo creo que el pueblo ecuatoriano recibe con mucho apoyo lo que estamos haciendo allá por ejemplo en términos de medio ambiente. Creo que, a nivel de los programas, (nuestro futuro) va a ser muy positivo", concluyó.
July 30, 2012 Free peoples everywhere, in particular the Congress of the USA has an obligation to refuse to accept sotto voce agents, actors and known provocateurs whose intentions stubbornly deride sensible values and U.S. Congressional ethics mandates. By pretending that the Government of Ecuador is small, poor and uneducated, the fraudsters from president Correa’s team game U.S. sensibilities and charities.
Ecuador is a rich nation. Ecuador is today, legally known by its 9-08 Cuban communist ALBA constitution, broken with the OAS Democracy Charter and in abeyance of its standing treaties, concordances and commitments for U.S. taxpayer monies. Ecuador’s population suffers a deteriorated GDP due to central governmental corruption. They are poor because their government keeps them poor.
By pretending to be small and of no account, the unaccountable government of Ecuador has terminated all definable democratic markers, which Ecuador had previously pledged to uphold but barred by 9-08.
- Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
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Ecuador asks U.S. to extend ATPDEA
May 30, 2012
Nathalie Cely Ecuadorian U.S. Ambassador, Nathalie Cely confirmed that Ecuador has requested an extension of the ATPDEA, which expires in mid-2013.
Ecuador now depends only this benefit, as Peru and Colombia do not require this program after having Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the U.S., which releases their goods tariffs. ATPDEA allows hundreds of Ecuadorian products exempt from customs duties entering the U.S. market.
Cely acknowledged that it is unlikely for Ecuador to get this extension because it is granted as compensation for the fight against drugs.
Cely acknowledged that Ecuador has low chances that this request is given, since this benefit is only granted as compensation for the fight against drugs.
Ecuador Proposes Unasur to Create a New Body in Human Rights
Featured News, Local Politics, National | Friday, June 01, 2012
Source:: El Universo Newspaper
Twelve Representatives of UNASUR Analyze the Ecuadorian Proposal on Human Rights
Delegates from twelve countries of the South American Nations Union (UNASUR for its spanish acronym) analyzed yesterday in Quito the creation of a new human rights body.
The proposal is summarized in the promotion and protection of human rights at the regional level, that will ensure full compliance by emphasizing the social, cultural and economic rights, as well as the right to development, peace, respect and harmony with nature.
The analysis of the proposal was held in a reserved manner at the Swissotel. The meeting was attended by the general secretary of Unasur, Maria Emma Mejia, the undersecretary of Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Ministry, Jose Maria Borja, the ambassadors accredited to the Government of Ecuador and the delegates of the Member States of Unasur.
Diplomatic representatives avoided making public statements. The event concludes today with a resolution on the scope of the project. (MZ)
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Felipe brings to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide more than ten years of experience in Strategic Communications for countries, organizations, and companies. He has planned and executed communications strategies in almost every country in Latin America and currently provides communications counsel to the Government of Mexico.
Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Felipe led a team of communications experts counseling the Government of Ecuador to foster the country’s relations with the United States and to develop a positive global image of the country. Among the campaigns and initiatives that Felipe planned and implemented for the Government of Ecuador were three consecutive annual renewals by the U.S. Congress of the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPDEA.)
Felipe also provided strategic counseling to the Government of Ecuador during the country’s debt and bond renegotiation of 2007 as well as during key moments of the Correa Administration, such as the Constitutional Referendum of 2008, the pro tempore presidency of UNASUR, and the September 30, 2010 attempted coup. Felipe also served as a strategic communications counselor for the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry during the 2008 Angostura bombing as well as the 2009 Honduras coup d'état.
Felipe worked closely with Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness in the design and implementation of communication efforts to attract FDI in strategic sectors.
Felipe also played a significant role in the global efforts to promote the Yasuní-ITT initiative. His efforts included securing maximum exposure and coverage of President Correa, Vice President Moreno at the U.N. General Assembly and the COP 15 &16 Conferences.
Felipe has also counseled organizations focused on Latin America, including The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Amazon Watch, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Account Director Fenton Communications Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry
August 2008 – July 2011 (3 years)
Benítez is a senior member of Fenton’s global issues team, specializing in Latin America. He brings nine years of strategic communications experience to his work with the Government of Ecuador, the Center for Economic Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and ¡Excelencia! in Education. He attended the Copenhagen Conference on Global Climate Change with the foreign minister of Ecuador to promote the Ecuadoran government’s proposal to protect the Andean region rainforest and create eco-tourism as an alternative to drilling for oil in lands owned and occupied by indigenous people. His other clients include the Center for Justice and International Law, Amazon Watch, the Center for International and Environmental Law and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin America Project and Mexico Institute.
Prior to joining Fenton, Benítez specialized in media relations and outreach to the U.S. Latino community on behalf of federal government agencies including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health, Administration on Aging, U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. On the local level, he has worked with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and officials in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is a native of Puebla, Mexico.
Account Executive The Media Network Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
May 2006 – August 2008 (2 years 4 months)
Columnist Novedades de Mexico/Intolerancia Diario
January 2000 – December 2006 (7 years)
Felipe Benitez's Education
Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, A.C. 1999 – 2004
Georgetown University Political Journalism
2000 – 2000
Felipe Benitez's Additional Information
Groups and Associations: AMCO-Asociación Mexicana de Comunicadores A.C. Arte+Vino BsAs Bloggers y periodistas COMUNICACION SOCIAL MEXICO COMUNICACIÓN DE CRISIS Capital Communicators Group Comunicación Social Argentina Contacto Solidario DC Flacks Dircom - Asociación de Directivos de Comunicación Egresados UDLAP Hispanic Lobbyists Association International Government Relations and Public Affairs La estrategia en las comunicaciones Latin America Regional Branding, Positioning and Integration Latinos in Social Media Marketing Político en la Red MarketingPolitico.com - Marketing Politico Mexican Professionals Network of PR Professionals ONG 2.0 Ogilvy People Ogilvy Washington Online Marketing Latam Partners of the Americas Politica 2.0 Política Comunicada Public Relations Professionals Public Relations and Communications Professionals Social Media Marketing Spain SocialCo Somos Profesionales Socialmente Responsables Somos RP Profesionales Tech PR YuppieR - generación
Sentencia es ilegítima y contraria a tratados internacionales, reitera Chevron
12345(5 votos) viernes, 01 de junio de 2012
James Craig, asesor de Comunicación de Chevron para América Latina, criticó la intención de los demandantes ecuatorianos de ejecutar la sentencia en contra de la petrolera estadounidense en un tribunal de Canadá.
Pablo Fajardo, abogado de la Asamblea de Afectados de la Amazonía, presentó la demanda de ejecución de la sentencia por 18 millones de dólares en contra de Chevron, el pasado miércoles en un tribunal de Canadá.
Craig consideró que el proceso judicial es ilegítimo y contrario a los tratados internacionales. (Teleamazonas) ____
FF.AA. y FOL
José Gallardo Román SÁBADO 02/06/12
En 1999 el Gobierno, con informe favorable de las Fuerzas Armadas, firmó un convenio por el cual se permitía que un Puesto de Observación Avanzado -FOL- de los EE.UU., especializado en el monitoreo aéreo del narcotráfico, ocupara temporalmente algunas de las instalaciones de la Base Aérea de Manta. Por su parte, los EE.UU. se comprometían a realizar la reconstrucción total de la pista, que estaba muy deteriorada, y a ampliarla, también a construir otras instalaciones, entre estas, estacionamientos para los aviones, todo por un monto aproximado de USD 70 millones, compromiso que fue cumplido fielmente.
Las Fuerzas Armadas dieron informe favorable al convenio con Estados Unidos, porque se fortalecía la capacidad nacional para combatir el narcotráfico, causante de terribles males, como los sufridos por Colombia: asesinato de 4 candidatos a la Presidencia, legisladores, fiscales y jueces, policías y militares, gobernadores y alcaldes, líderes gremiales y sindicales, periodistas y políticos, empresarios y trabajadores del campo y la ciudad, y de todo aquel ciudadano que no se dejaba amedrentar o corromper. Las víctimas, casi todas inocentes, suman cientos de miles y los daños son incalculables. Frente a flagelo tan terrible, las Fuerzas Armadas creyeron que se debía actuar contundentemente en la defensa de la población, particularmente de los niños y jóvenes, de las instituciones del Estado y de su soberanía, amenazadas por enemigo tan brutal. El peligro no era imaginario, pues frecuentemente se sentía en la Costa y la Amazonía, la presencia de naves que volaban casi al ras del suelo para no ser detectados por los radares militares, las que seguramente transportaban narcotraficantes, droga, armas y dinero ‘sucio’. Así la situación ¿qué razón podía justificar una negativa a conceder facilidades logísticas para que aviones norteamericanos, de la más alta tecnología y de costo prohibitivo para el Ecuador, operaran desde Manta todas las horas del día y el año corrido, lo que era económicamente imposible para la FAE? ¿Cómo no aprovechar tan poderosa disuasión a las actividades de la narcoguerrilla, paramilitares, traficantes de armas, sembradores de coca y otros delincuentes?, sabiendo que los pilotos norteamericanos, si detectaban aviones sospechosos, debían informar a los mandos ecuatorianos para que nuestros pilotos los interceptaran.
Las FF.AA creían absolutamente necesario y legítimo que el Gobierno empleara, dentro de la ley, todos los recursos, incluso los que le proporcionaran desde el exterior, para impedir que el narcotráfico, con el dinero ‘sucio’, aniquilara la institucionalidad democrática y contaminara a la población, volviéndola esclava.
June 23, 2012 ECrisis hopes you will take a real look at this photo from London.
It is staged. These Ecuadorean fools are paid. And they are in London, hateful and angry, accusing the USA somehow of harming the criminal Julian Assange.
Don’t you feel proud of your fellow Ecuadoreans? And now Assange has stiffed his idiotic backers, some from the lowest life forms out of the Middle East and pro FARC Foro de Sao Paulo vermin of over $1/2 million in lost bail money. Indeed it is Assange’s own choice to break the terms of his bail. He chose to cause harm to his donors and move in to the embassy.
And how about those expensive posters? Who paid for them? Did you? Is that how you want Europe and the USA to see you?
For the record….Assange has never been silenced. He has exercised free speech a lot. In fact no one wants to hear him because he is a liar, a manipulator and a narcissist. Then again, as Correa has noted….Assange is now an honorary Ecuadorean…he is in the “club.” And these character attributes, we promise you, are not worthy and will not better anyone. Indeed, Correa speaks for you….those are your governmental acts, your neighbors and your money at work…lying and planning more deceptions. That is what hate-filled people and governments do.
Is there no one left in Ecuador who is an adult? Someone ? Anyone?
Is there no shame?
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis