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Detention of the Venezuelan Parliament President shows the “rupture” in the Maduro regime

Monday, January 14th 2019 - 00:50 UTC
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Guaidó was released after officials of the Sebin, the political police of Venezuela, intercepted and detained the parliamentarian in the middle of a highway in northern Venezuela. Guaidó was released after officials of the Sebin, the political police of Venezuela, intercepted and detained the parliamentarian in the middle of a highway in northern Venezuela.

Officials of the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (Sebin) retained the deputy Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly (AN) and Venezuela’s President-in-charge, when he was going to an open Parliament hall in the north of the country. Minutes later, the parliamentarian was released and attended to the event with a wounded hand and ensuring that the Armed Forces do not want Nicolás Maduro, president considered “de facto” by the Parliament and part of the international community.

“What happened today only shows that there is a break in the chain of command and that many officials are not going to bend their principles or act outside the law. For them, and their family, my support and solidarity before what may happen to them. They count on the AN to together raise our voices against the usurper! ”, Wrote Guaidó on Twitter.

Guaidó was released after officials of the Sebin, the political police of Venezuela, intercepted and detained the parliamentarian in the middle of a highway that links Caracas with the Vargas state (north).

The Venezuelan government issued a statement calling the detention of Guaidó a “show,” blaming a police official for leading the “irregular and unilateral” detention and saying that this person was already under investigation for allegedly being involved in “ conspiratorial links with the extreme right of Venezuela,” official statement says.

According to the official version, the facts were provoked in a premeditated way by a part of the Venezuelan opposition to incur a “false positive” that supports the “campaign of aggression” against the Maduro’s disputed legitimacy government.

“What happened today only shows that there is a break in the chain of command and that many officials are not going to bend their principles or act outside the law,” Guaidó's tweet says.

The president of the AN, after his release, reiterated the call for citizenship for the mobilization to be held on January 23. “See you this January 23 to yell in the street: Die oppression!” He concluded.

The interim representative of the Presidency thanked the international community and asked them to continue accompanying the country in the commitment to recover democracy.

For its part, the deputy to the AN Winston Flores described the detention as “curious” because when the Executive deprived of freedom to the dissidence “buries in the Sebin or spears from the floor 10” of the Political Police headquarters in Caracas - making reference to the death under dubious circumstances of councilman Fernando Albán.

In this sense, Flores considered that with the retention and quick release of Guaidó it was shown that the government “is breaking the seams” and that within the National Armed Forces (FAN) and state agencies “nothing is as Maduro assures”.

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  • Chicureo

    To: Enrique Massot, Brasilero, Demon Tree and others

    Please let me offer my heartfelt advice from myself as I also have closeted Marxist sympathies. I too feel your frustration and pain.

    There are countless potential converts to Marxism in the world - your friends, coworkers, and neighbors - whose only understanding of Marxism is that it's a tool in the hands of power-hungry genocidal maniacs. And all too often we, Marxists, are too trapped in the dogmas of historical and dialectical materialism to meet those masses where they are, and make a connection with them by admitting that their wrongthink is probably right.

    So consider this a prophetic plea to my comrades in the Party: We are never going to reach the Glorious World ideal Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela until we're willing to admit that Marx got everything wrong.

    Jan 14th, 2019 - 03:25 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    @Comrade Chicureo
    You must feel so fortunate to live in the Glorious Bolivarian Republic of South America. Please do explain the dogma of historical dialectical materialism so we can properly understand Marxism.

    Jan 14th, 2019 - 10:18 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    Awake fellow comrade Demonic Tree and join our glorious pioneers of defending the unfortunate mismanagement of Marxism in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Diverse members, like ourselves who adhere to the progressive social justice warrior ethic and have been now awoken from our apparent moral slumber! Everybody knows that it is now the ”in” thing to be awoke. Being awake is being correct, and being correct is being well... awake. This revolutionary perception has certain markers, and I have carefully taken a long time looking at all of the evidence, and have thus determined that all evidence points to the fact that we at this news are not just awoke - we're still deeply disappointed of our heroic Karl Marx whose economic theory has somehow failed the Glorious ideal Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    (Much thanks for the inspiration by fellow comrades, Patrick Edgar and Terrence Hill who remain loyally trapped in the Marxist-Socialist dogmas of historical and dialectical materialism by admitting that their wrongthink is conclusively probably right.)

    Jan 14th, 2019 - 11:02 pm 0
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