miércoles, 2 de abril de 2014

Traición a la Patria

Debido a los refinamientos de la definición de traición a la patria, las condenas por traición en el Primer Mundo son raras, pero muchos países en desarrollo el uso de acusaciones de traición es para castigar a los disidentes, lo que sugiere una falta de libertad de expresión en esas naciones.
enero 17, 2011 por The Phantom of the opera
The Honduras Journal

¿Traicionó Maria Corina Machado a su patria? 
El mundo sabe que no.

En paralelo, simpatizantes del oficialismo se movilizaron a la sede de la Fiscalía General para denunciar a Machado “por traición a la patria”, tras lo cual marchaban hacia la Asamblea Nacional en “defensa de la Constitución”.
El Nuevo Herald
2 de abril de 2014
Policía impide ingreso de diputada opositora al Parlamento en Venezuela

¿Qué les parece? ¿Defendiendo qué?
¡Bendito! Se sabe que lo único que defienden es mantenerse en el poder.

¿Respeta el chavismo a la oposición en Venezuela que representa la mitad del país?
¡No! Con toda probabilidad ya la oposición representa más de la mitad del País.

¿Qué es traición a la patria? 
En términos legales, la traición consiste en una conducta desleal hacia la nación. Cada estado determina taxativamente para sí los actos que implican el crimen de traición, algunos de los más tipificados son:
Sublevarse o incitar a otros a sublevarse contra la autoridad del Estado.
Conspirar contra el gobierno, intento de golpe de Estado.
Asesinato o intento de asesinato de altas autoridades del Estado.
Pensar o difundir ideas contrarias al orden establecido por el Estado.
Colaborar o asociarse con estados declarados "no gratos" o enemigos de la nación.
Cooperar o colaborar con otras naciones durante período de estado de guerra.
A María Corina Machado la acusan de traición a la patria...

Suena contradictorio que una diputada, que representa al pueblo venezolano que está opuesto al castro-chavismo y al gobierno de Nicolás Maduro y que un presidente ilegítimo que ha llevado a ese país a la indigencia, que le ha quitado al pueblo su estado de derecho, que no se respetan sus derechos humanos, pretendan acusarla de lo ellos han hecho en contra de un pueblo que se hartó de que lo persigan.

¿Quién traicionó a quién?
¡Esa es la pregunta!

¿De cuándo acá defender al pueblo venezolano es traición a la patria?
¿Dónde están las pruebas de que los Estados Unidos está detrás de este supuesto golpe si en el estado de Florida, Rick Scott acusa a Barack Obama de ni tan siquiera pronunciarse sobre lo que pasa en Venezuela?
¿Por qué no se le acusa a Diosdado Cabello de traición a la patria si oprime al pueblo venezolano, y es un corrupto que se enriquece ilícitamente en actos de robo a las arcas del país que están documentados y presentados ante la justicia?

Ahhh! Pero Maduro escribe una columna en el New York Times para santificarse.
Completito porque es un poema, es incríble que un presidente ilegítimo mienta y por escrito...

Venezuela: A Call for Peace
CARACAS, Venezuela — THE recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events.

Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the grass roots that has ensured that both power and resources are equitably distributed among our people.

According to the United Nations, Venezuela has consistently reduced inequality: It now has the lowest income inequality in the region. We have reduced poverty enormously — to 25.4 percent in 2012, on the World Bank’s data, from 49 percent in 1998; in the same period, according to government statistics, extreme poverty diminished to 6 percent from 21 percent.

We have created flagship universal health care and education programs, free to our citizens nationwide. We have achieved these feats in large part by using revenue from Venezuelan oil.

While our social policies have improved citizens’ lives over all, the government has also confronted serious economic challenges in the past 16 months, including inflation and shortages of basic goods. We continue to find solutions through measures like our new market-based foreign exchange system, which is designed to reduce the black market exchange rate. And we are monitoring businesses to ensure they are not gouging consumers or hoarding products. Venezuela has also struggled with a high crime rate. We are addressing this by building a new national police force, strengthening community-police cooperation and revamping our prison system.

Since 1998, the movement founded by Hugo Chávez has won more than a dozen presidential, parliamentary and local elections through an electoral process that former American President Jimmy Carter has called “the best in the world.” Recently, the United Socialist Party received an overwhelming mandate in mayoral elections in December 2013, winning 255 out of 337 municipalities.

Popular participation in politics in Venezuela has increased dramatically over the past decade. As a former union organizer, I believe profoundly in the right to association and in the civic duty to ensure that justice prevails by voicing legitimate concerns through peaceful assembly and protest.

The claims that Venezuela has a deficient democracy and that current protests represent mainstream sentiment are belied by the facts. The antigovernment protests are being carried out by people in the wealthier segments of society who seek to reverse the gains of the democratic process that have benefited the vast majority of the people.

Antigovernment protesters have physically attacked and damaged health care clinics, burned down a university in Táchira State and thrown Molotov cocktails and rocks at buses. They have also targeted other public institutions by throwing rocks and torches at the offices of the Supreme Court, the public telephone company CANTV and the attorney general’s office. These violent actions have caused many millions of dollars’ worth of damage. This is why the protests have received no support in poor and working-class neighborhoods.

The protesters have a single goal: the unconstitutional ouster of the democratically elected government. Antigovernment leaders made this clear when they started the campaign in January, vowing to create chaos in the streets. Those with legitimate criticisms of economic conditions or the crime rate are being exploited by protest leaders with a violent, antidemocratic agenda.

In two months, a reported 36 people have been killed. The protesters are, we believe, directly responsible for about half of the fatalities. Six members of the National Guard have been shot and killed; other citizens have been murdered while attempting to remove obstacles placed by protesters to block transit.

A very small number of security forces personnel have also been accused of engaging in violence, as a result of which several people have died. These are highly regrettable events, and the Venezuelan government has responded by arresting those suspected. We have created a Human Rights Council to investigate all incidents related to these protests. Each victim deserves justice, and every perpetrator — whether a supporter or an opponent of the government — will be held accountable for his or her actions.

In the United States, the protesters have been described as “peaceful,” while the Venezuelan government is said to be violently repressing them. According to this narrative, the American government is siding with the people of Venezuela; in reality, it is on the side of the 1 percent who wish to drag our country back to when the 99 percent were shut out of political life and only the few — including American companies — benefited from Venezuela’s oil.

Let’s not forget that some of those who supported ousting Venezuela’s democratically elected government in 2002 are leading the protests today. Those involved in the 2002 coup immediately disbanded the Supreme Court and the legislature, and scrapped the Constitution. Those who incite violence and attempt similar unconstitutional actions today must face the justice system.

The American government supported the 2002 coup and recognized the coup government despite its anti-democratic behavior. Today, the Obama administration spends at least $5 million annually to support opposition movements in Venezuela. A bill calling for an additional $15 million for these anti-government organizations is now in Congress. Congress is also deciding whether to impose sanctions on Venezuela. I hope that the American people, knowing the truth, will decide that Venezuela and its people do not deserve such punishment, and will call upon their representatives not to enact sanctions.

Now is a time for dialogue and diplomacy. Within Venezuela, we have extended a hand to the opposition. And we have accepted the Union of South American Nations’ recommendations to engage in mediated talks with the opposition. My government has also reached out to President Obama, expressing our desire to again exchange ambassadors. We hope his administration will respond in kind.

Venezuela needs peace and dialogue to move forward. We welcome anyone who sincerely wants to help us reach these goals.

Nicolás Maduro is the president of Venezuela.
A version of this op-ed appears in print on April 2, 2014, on page A27 of the New York edition with the headline: Venezuela: A Call for Peace.

¿Habrá alguien que se crea este cuento?
Nicolás quiere extender una mano a la oposición pero mete preso a Leopoldo López, destituye y encarcela a dos alcaldes opositores, acusa a María Corina Machado de traición a la patria, le niega la entrada a la Asamblea Nacional y la destituyen de su curul.
¿Es así que se busca la Paz?

¡Piensa Boricua!
¿Respetarán los socialistas boricuas un cambio de Puerto Rico hacia la Estadidad siendo aliados de los chavistas de Maduro?
I don’t think so!
Si no apoyan la oposición que sufre de una dictadura, 
es porque apoyan a los dictadores. 
En este momento los estadistas somos oposición en Puerto Rico. Tan sencillo como eso.

Mi respeto y admiración a María Corina Machado. Mujeres como ella merecen elogios porque sacrifican su vida por defender la democracia y la libertad.
¡Esta sí es una mujer con pantalones!
¿Cuán dispuestos están los puertorriqueños 
para defender su patria de los traidores?
¡Despierta Boricua!
La Estadidad es lo único que nos salva de no llegar a lo que sufre hoy Venezuela.
Such is Life!