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Disqualification of María Corina Machado shadows Venezuela's path to reconciliation

Tuesday, January 30th 2024 - 11:01 UTC
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The disqualification of Venezuelan opposition figure María Corina Machado from the Supreme Court Justice (TSJ) threatens the international aperture the South American country has experienced. The United States Government has issued a two-month ultimatum to the Maduro government, demanding the inclusion of barred opposition candidates in the upcoming presidential elections. Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    This woman would never win the elections. I think she should participate in the elections to prove this.

    We Brazilians will continue to support Venezuela's independence. Venezuela imported everything it consumed. Today is not like that anymore.

    What the Venezuelan people have done in twenty years is truly fantastic. Even if a right-wing government returns, the Venezuelan people will know how to defend their homeland.

    Jan 30th, 2024 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Jack Bauer

    Brasshole,

    “What the Venezuelan people have done in twenty years is truly fantastic”......Really ? what have they done - other than get the hell out - since Chavismo started to ruin their country ? Please tell us.

    “We Brazilians will continue to support Venezuela's independence”....We Brazilians ? no one authorized you to speak for the majority of Brazilians....speak for yourself, nine-fingers and his gang.

    É Brasileiro, continua desinformado , ignorante e estúpido como no primeiro dia que apareceu por aqui....faz o “L” de Ladrão , seu 'mortadela' !

    Jan 30th, 2024 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Esteban Domingo Fernandez

    Yes Brasileiro, it truly is amazing what Venezuela has done, they have destroyed a once prosperous country and turned it in to a failing state rife with corruption, incredibly amazing.

    Jan 30th, 2024 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “nine-fingers and his gang.”

    I guess your the only person who doesn't know how many fingers people have, go on count your's idiot.

    https ://en.mercopress.com/2023/11/09/suspected-hezbollah-terrorists-arrested-in-brazil/comments#comment528891

    “Where is your proof of bias ? Search all you want, you won't find any, just like you won't find anything in the STF site the crook was declared innocent....
    Moro's “corruption”....corruption ? total BS, he followed the money trail and found damning proof.

    How about these apples!

    The only damning proof is as follows.
    ”The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF) then decided that all decisions made by Moro in the case of the Guarujá triplex, “including the facts practiced in the pre-trial phase” were null because the magistrate “showed partiality in his conduct. ... “
    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/03/25/sergio-moro-s-ruling-on-lula-was-biased-says-brazil-s-supreme-court

    null
    ADJECTIVE
    having no legal or binding force; invalid:
    “the court ruled that the contract contained several infringements and therefore declared it null and void”
    synonyms:
    invalid · void · annulled · nullified · cancelled · abolished · revoked · rescinded · repealed · null and void

    What a classic under-statement.

    Brazil’s Federal Audit Court has asked the Attorney General to freeze presidential pre-candidate Sergio Moro’s assets. The court (TCU) says that the law firm received more than R$40 million ($8 million USD) from companies he convicted in Operation Lava Jato, and with whom he negotiated `LENIENCY AGREEMENTS` a month from Odebrecht e Ativos (former agro-industrial company), BRL 150,000 from Galvão Engenharia, BRL 97,000 from from OAS and R$ 115 thousand monthly from the Enseada Shipyard.”
    https ://www.brasilwire.com/alvarez-marsal-moro-federal-audit-court/

    Extortion, I rest my case, leniency agreements!
    ”what you can't explain...such as the R$ 6 billion returned by convicted thieves, such as how he is without evidence, culpable for others acts ”

    Jan 30th, 2024 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • imoyaro

    Brasso is clearly using mind bending substances, or is simply a shill for torturing thugs. The UN says 7.7 people have had to flee the country due to violence and starvation. If you look and see the population of Venezuela (over 28 million,) you gotta wonder what's wrong with this picture...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWCVMPTkPeA

    Jan 30th, 2024 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    ‘Venezuela imported everything it consumed. Today is not like that anymore.’

    No, today they just starve.

    Jan 31st, 2024 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    That's 7.7 million people that fled... ;)

    Jan 31st, 2024 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Terry F*ckwitt,

    It's always a pleasure to engage intelligent people in serious discussions - which is definitely not your case. But, for the benefit of the intelligent people on here : -

    You might want to review your silly statement “I guess your the only person who doesn't know how many fingers people have, go on count your's idiot.”

    No need to count them - like most people, I have 10....nine-fingers only has nine fingers - as an employee of Mercedes, in SBCampo, in the late 60s, Lula, then with all 10 fingers, deliberately stuck his left-hand pinky in a lathe...the idea was to to be declared an invalid, a situation which would enable him to retire and become a union leader without losing any benefits...I should know, at the time I worked for Ford Motor Co. in SBC.
    Anyway, your hero doesn't have 10 fingers, only nine. Neither does he have what is known as a brain...something he has in common with you 'n the great majority of his followers.

    You go on as you usually do, offering excuses as if they are proof of something...of what ? Your life-mission, after Lula's corruption became public - mainly the 'mensalão', in 2007, and the Petrolão in 2014 - is just like that of many of the leftist judges in the Supreme Court - most of whom were appointed by Lula and Dilma - who did everything within their power - even bend the Constitution - to discredit the Lavajato, and and to get nine-fingers released. I might add, he was never declared innocent.

    If you were intelligent, you would check the internet and you'd find a list of all the proof used to condemn nine-fingers...all irrefutable. But please, ignore your favourite leftist sites, especially the PT's.

    What Lula's friends in the Supreme Court did, to slowly but surely discredit the Lavajato, was to issue an absurd ruling that the Court they had appointed - 6 or 7 years earlier to investigate the corruption (before Lula was incriminated) - was in the wrong jurisdiction...from then on, it was easy...

    Feb 02nd, 2024 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “No need to count them - like most people, I have 10..”

    No you don't, you have eight fingers, and two thumbs, moron.

    “You go on as you usually do, offering excuses”

    I give irrefutable evidence that has been posted on this very site, thus you are proved a liar yet again, but no surprise as you have never posted proof anything you've claimed.

    ”The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF) then decided that all decisions made by Moro in the case of the Guarujá triplex, “including the facts practiced in the pre-trial phase” were null because the magistrate “showed partiality in his conduct. ... “
    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/03/25/sergio-moro-s-ruling-on-lula-was-biased-says-brazil-s-supreme-court

    null
    ADJECTIVE
    having no legal or binding force; invalid:
    “the court ruled that the contract contained several infringements and therefore declared it null and void”
    synonyms:
    invalid · void · annulled · nullified · cancelled · abolished · revoked · rescinded · repealed · null and void

    What a classic understatement.

    “he was never declared innocent.”

    Feb 02nd, 2024 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pugol-H

    Ahem, wrong again.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/finger

    ‘any of the long, thin, separate parts of the hand’.

    You may now apologise to the esteemed Jack Bauer.

    Feb 03rd, 2024 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    Cont.

    “he was never declared innocent.”

    No he was simply declared not guilty, since his trial was proved to be corrupt.

    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; States of Affairs; First published Tue Mar 27, 2012

    “Philosophers connect sentences with various items, such as thoughts, facts and states of affairs. Thoughts are either true or false in an absolute sense, never both or neither.” stanford.edu/entries/states-of-affairs/

    “any of the long, thin, separate parts of the hand”
    Yes they're called digits.

    He specifically said there are eight fingers which is absolutely incorrect

    “A thumb is a digit, but not technically a finger.”
    https://www.grammarly.com/blog/thumb-a-finger-usage/


    ”Thumb Anatomy

    To understand why the thumb is not a finger, we first need to look at the anatomy of the hand. The human hand has five digits, each with three bones called phalanges. These bones are connected to the metacarpal bones in the palm of the hand. Four of the digits (index, middle, ring, and little) have three phalanges each, while the thumb has only two. Additionally, the thumb’s two phalanges are connected by a single joint, while the fingers all have two joints.
    This unique structure gives the thumb a wide range of motion and makes it more dexterous than the fingers. The thumb can move up and down, side to side, and can even rotate, allowing us to grasp and manipulate objects in a way that the fingers cannot.”
    https ://www.hoshyoga.org/why-is-a-thumb-not-a-finger/

    Feb 03rd, 2024 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    ‘any of the long, thin, separate parts of the hand’, any as in ANY of the long, thin, separate parts of the hand!!!

    A definition which clearly includes thumbs, ergo 10 fingers.

    Also see:

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger

    ‘any of the five terminating members of the hand’, as in ANY.

    A definition which also clearly includes thumbs, ergo 10 fingers.

    QED.

    Feb 04th, 2024 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    He specifically said there are ten fingers which is absolutely incorrect

    Your 'fraud by omission', as the citation you are relying on says, specifically.
    “any of the long, thin parts of the hand that bend and hold things, esp. one other than the thumb”

    So your çlinker behavior is revealed to all a sundry.
    What the Clinker always does, is resort to fiction when his slimy ways, are revealed.

    If you want to be a smartass, you have to be smart. Otherwise, you’re just an ass.

    Feb 04th, 2024 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    ‘esp. one other than the thumb’,

    But not excluding the thumb, ergo 10 fingers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand

    ‘The human hand usually has five digits: four fingers plus one thumb, these are often referred to collectively as five fingers’.

    Another definition which also clearly includes thumbs, ergo 10 fingers.

    You are now 3-0 down, quit while you can, you cannot win the argument in the face of the overwhelming evidence presented, which you have not even tried to refute, other than your usual ad hominem attack.

    ‘Ad Hominem
    (Attacking the person): This fallacy occurs when, instead of addressing someone's argument or position, you irrelevantly attack the person or some aspect of the person who is making the argument.

    Feb 04th, 2024 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Terry the F*ckwitt,

    I don't give a rat's arse if you believe your thumb isn't one of your five fingers. Your inflatable friends are a bad influence because they don't call you out for being a pedantic fool.

    Besides, aren't you the a.hole who always made some derogatory remark when I corrected some of your lamentable (grammar) mistakes ? But no worry, I realized long ago, there's no point in trying to educate an idiot.

    However, must thank Pugol for showing what a supercilious twit you are......and, just for your info, the Oxford dictionary also defines finger as “One of five terminal members of hand”.

    To understand your mistakes, we first need to look at the anatomy of your head.....oops, where's the brain ??

    Now who's the moron, F*ckwitt ?

    With that issue settled, let's get back to 'nine-fingers'...

    Your childish claim I never offered proof of my statements, is pure, unadulterated bs. I offered you the universe of the serious sites on the internet, to find out the truth, but you always and only consult leftist sites, because you'd rather not know the truth about your ignorant, semi-illiterate hero.

    And the Supreme Court's ruling that “all decisions made by Moro in the case of the Guarujá triplex” were null, because Moro “showed partiality in his conduct”, only annulled the process and the sentence, but did not invalidate the proof against nine-fingers.

    It still exists, for those who are interested in knowing the truth.....the other properties, such as the “sítio” in Atibaia, his neighbour's flat in the SBC condo, all belonged to “um amigo meu”- but of course, nothing suspicious about that, is there ?

    Last of all, I said the STF never declared him innocent....because it didn't. And, I challenged you to prove me wrong - instead, you now come up with “No he was simply declared not guilty...”

    Wrong again - he was simply released - due to political pressure from the left, in cahoots with the STF - never declared “innocent”, nor “not-guilty”.

    Feb 04th, 2024 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    A check of my O.O.D shows also shows as such, as a sub-entry. But, I have never heard an English speaker ever reference a `thumb` as a `finger` period
    But, it`s of no help to you, and your original 'fraud by omission` claim.
    So I get a `thumbs-up`, and you get a `thumbs-down`.
    As your fraud shows you were just guessing, and didn't know.
    So your stuck with the `finger`, and the bird.

    I would say your injections are the sole product of your own disturbed thinking.

    “Your inflatable friends are a bad influence”

    Otherwise you'd be able to provide a citation.

    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens

    “I offered you the universe of the serious sites on the internet, to find out the truth”

    It's your obligation to provide the proof a what you claim.
    Not for me to rummage in some depositary you claim it is deposited.

    If I make claims I support them.

    So, in the infamous pithy saying of Lord Byron, to Mrs. Wordsworth.
    “Fuck off”

    “did not invalidate the proof”

    If that was true they would have been open to recharge him.

    Your own Constitution provides that as the 'presumption of innocence'

    Innocence is not an available verdict to court.

    The verdict of Moro's was set aside because of his corruption.

    null
    ADJECTIVE
    having no legal or binding force; invalid:

    Feb 04th, 2024 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    Jack Bauer
    ‘a pedantic fool’, ‘supercilious twit’, ‘where's the brain ??’.

    As the Arabs say, I imprint with my ten fingers.

    https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/263103/english-equivalent-to-the-idiom-ill-imprint-with-my-ten-fingers#:~:text=The%20Arabic%20idiom%20%27I%27ll,and%20to%20cut%20all%20doubts.

    Feb 05th, 2024 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    ”Ad Hominem (Attacking the person)“

    You mean like JB who constantly engages in such behavior against Lula, you hypocrite.

    ”these are often referred to collectively as five fingers’“.

    Unfortunately, I've never heard of it referenced as such..
    But, I have heard of such an expression as ”I'm all fingers and thumbs“.
    But in any event, you are estopped by your original statement, and your deliberate 'fraud by omission”

    “I realized long ago, there's no point in trying to educate an idiot.”

    Ah, that's why you gave up on yourself.

    “he was never declared innocent. ...did not invalidate the proof“

    The Constitution affords him that protection, and it most certainly does.

    ”The Brazilian Constitution
    5. The Principle of Presumption of Innocence

    The Principle of Presumption of Innocence means that the accused shall not be considered guilty until his criminal conviction has become final and non appealable.

    Therefore, the prohibition of former or double jeopardy protects a defendant from being processed and imprisoned based upon a criminal record of charges brought in previous cases, whether adjudicated or not.”

    Feb 05th, 2024 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    F*ckwitt,

    “You mean like JB who constantly engages in such behavior against Lula, you hypocrite.”

    poor wee Terry, we tell the truth about his nine-fingered hero and he becomes upset. Due to the distance between them, I'd say it sounds a lot like platonic love....I pity the Lula inflatable, must be pretty beat up after all the intense loving.

    “Unfortunately, I've never heard of it referenced as such..”

    So ? who cares ? just because YOU have never heard it, doesn't mean it's wrong....now does it ?

    “The Constitution affords him that protection, and it most certainly does”.

    WTF ? the Constitution has nothing to do with it....his pals in Supreme Court afford him all the protection he needs. Don't know where you get your info from - well, I do...unreliable sites - but you are missing a LOT of information.

    The presumption of innocence is applicable before someone is tried and convicted. Nine-fingers was investigated, indicted, tried, convicted, jailed....innocence got lost somewhere along the way.....anyway, Brazil is the only country - that I know of - that has a legal system whereby you can be convicted in all 4 instances (why 4 ? and, by at least 10 judges) and still keep on appealing....the system was made to protect the criminals...the laws are modified to favour them, so it really works well for them.

    Anyway, don't worry, no chance of double jeopardy for nine-fingers - he is now also protected by his age.

    F*ckwitt, when you lose a discussion - just admit it, don't resort to semantics to try to get out of it....

    Feb 05th, 2024 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “You mean like JB who constantly engages in such behavior against Lula,” and myself.

    “I pity the Lula inflatable”

    What You Say About Others Says A Lot About You.

    “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” Leo Aikma

    “he was never declared innocent. ...did not invalidate the proof“

    The Constitution affords him that protection, and it most certainly does.

    ”The Brazilian Constitution
    5. The Principle of Presumption of Innocence

    The Principle of Presumption of Innocence means that the accused shall not be considered guilty until his criminal conviction has become final and non appealable.

    Therefore, the prohibition of former or double jeopardy protects a defendant from being processed and imprisoned based upon a criminal record of charges brought in previous cases, whether adjudicated or not.”
    http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/fairtrial/wrft-wb.htm

    Feb 05th, 2024 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -2

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