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Venezuela, too much oil to be independent

Venezuela is immensely rich, it holds the largest oil reserves on the planet. The economy of the country is, however, in full bankruptcy. The oil wealth has made the country live well, in the days of President Chavez. The Bolivarian regime then bought food, medicines and social peace. But oil today brings back much less money. Inflation, slowing growth, shortages, are creating enormous tensions within the population. These difficulties are, perhaps, not the sole fact of the government incompetence. Parasitism of the Cuban government and Washington, CIA is not alien to the death of Hugo Chavez in March 2013, could as well be responsible for the difficulties of the country.

Moises Naim, a correspondent for the El Pais newspaper, said the Cuban regime took advantage of Hugo Chavez's unconditional admiration for the revolutionary Fidel Castro to infiltrate all the country's decision-making offices. Cuban "advisers" would be in control throughout the administration and the army, influencing all Caracas decisions. Cuban economy has, according to Moises Naim, a vital need for Venezuelan oil aid. Havana gets supplies of Venezuelan oil at low prices, and Cuban companies have the monopoly of importing most of the medicines and food entering Venezuela. The Cubans, it is true, have become masters in the art of maintaining their dictatorship in spite of the incessant maneuvers of Washington, since the Cuban revolution of January 1959. They make the authoritarian regime of Maduro benefit from their "know-how" in terms of repression and surveillance of the armed forces. The officers who cooperate with the Caracas regime are assured of their careers, the others are exiled, imprisoned or dead. There are more generals in theVenezuelan army today, than in United States.

It can not be forgotten that Venezuela's geographical situation could make it one of the main stages in the path of Colombian drugs to the United States or Europe. The Americans accused Vice President Tareck El Aissami, as well as a large number of military officers and other family members and members of the ruling oligarchy, of directing drug trafficking. But it is still necessary to be careful. First, another entry, better placed, of the drug to the United States is Mexico (http://williamkergroach.blogspot.fr/2017/05/mexico-has-lost-war-against-drug- cartels.html).
Secondly, American intelligence services, namely the famous cell that merged elements of the CIA, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Colombia, has a  tendency to accuse Cubans and Venezuelans to direct narco-traffics in a very Hollywoodian style. Remember Chavez's former bodyguard accusation against Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello. Leamsy Villafaña Salazar, the bodyguard oddly exfiltered in the United States with his wife, allegedly saw President Cabello deposing himself, late in the evening, drugs in speedboats, in the Paraguana Peninsula. It is not likely that a man of this importance has been involved in this type of operation. It is true that Diosdado Cabello, very opposed to Washington, Chavez's presumed successor to the Venezuelan presidency, was to be quickly neutralized by Washington.

Shortages can be organized, an economy can be undermined from the outside, through international markets. The Venezuelan population suffers greatly from the shortage, inflation and brutality of the Venezuelan dictatorship that clings to power. But, nevertheless, the "salida", the quasi-daily manifestations of the opponents of the Maduro regime, should not be seen as entirely spontaneous . Networks are activated, Venezuelan oil arouses too much covetousness to leave it in the hands of the Venezuelans.

Source: http://williamkergroach.blogspot.fr/


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