Zuloaga arrested: Ramiro Valdes’ repression plan fully in effect in Venezuela

March 25, 2010

The consulting that Cuban murderer and Chief repressor Ramiro Valdes did for President Hugo Chávez one month ago under the disguise of advising Venezuela on elctric matters, finally generated a plan that is being implemenetd as the arrest of Oswaldo Alvarez paz for giving an opinion is now followed with that of the President of Globovision Guillermo Zuloaga.

Zuloaga will supposedly being accused of “disrepescing the majesty of the first authority fo the country and conspiring agsint Venezuelan institutions”

Jeez, half the world would be in jail for this in any country, Zuloaga simply gave his opinion on teh Chávez Government, an opinio now held by around 60% of the Venezuelan population, including this blogger.

But even worse, Zuloaga’s statements took place last weekend. Thus, it is simply impossible for the Prosecutor to ahve built  a case, called witnesses and their testimony in order to have a legal order for Zuloaga’s capture. Moreover, Zuloaga had to be called to give his testimony and yes, defend himself.

But in fact, Zuloaga’s lawyer said on TV that his client has not been shown any order by any judge, he this is being detained illegally  for expressing his opionion.

This is characteristic of the Dictatorship that has now been imposed in Venezuela as Chávez popularity and hold on the system weakens through the ineptitude of his Government.

This is clearly on purpose, This is the advise of Cuban esbirro Ramiro Valdes. The Chávez Governemnt will no longer walk the fine line between legality or illegality nor act in the middle of the night, it will now do it in broad daylight, it needs to repress, block delete and one day even mutilate the enemies of the State as defined by Chávez and Ramiro´s book.

Funny, Zuloaga said this abroad, so there is even a problem of jurisdiction involved. Even Quico may be now accused for having an opinion! Just kidding!

23 Responses to “Zuloaga arrested: Ramiro Valdes’ repression plan fully in effect in Venezuela”

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  2. Roger Says:

    While the government is locking people up for saying that they for one support the FARC. The Bloody FARC are mourning Titos death in where else but CARACAS! http://espanol.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/100327/latinoamerica/venezuela_colombia_guerrilla_conflicto

  3. bjohns15 Says:

    Hmm, Floyd, I object to your using Chavez’s totalitarian crap to discredit so much with so few words.

  4. Floyd Looney Says:

    Socialism, leftism, progressivism always ends in tyranny and repression.

    Ever seen a small government libertarian tyrant?

  5. HalfEmpty Says:

    (ever heard of the FBI, or the Sureté serving libel suits or arresting anyone for slander? not me!)

    Well no, but we got rid of BusHitler just in time. Altho I’m frankly worried about Obama, who isn’t much different, not surprisingly given his Martian-Socialist-PigWorker background. As far as the Sureté is concerned well I dunno, are them deh flap-jack fuzz? 🙂

  6. loroferoz Says:

    To me it’s irrelevant whether Zuloaga actually did something that could be construed as slander or libel. Or whether Alvarez Paz did.

    They were both taken to the SEBIN’s (former DISIP, rhymes with “Cepillin” and “Cebollin” but wants to be much more sinister and is probably some kind of BIN, I always marvel at the Venezuelan knack for coming up with ridiculous acronyms) headquarters. The message is clear, then.

    This has nothing to do with indictments, or with enforcing the law, however twisted it might be (ever heard of the FBI, or the Sureté serving libel suits or arresting anyone for slander? not me!) and all to do with showing that, yes they can! arrest anyone voicing their opinion within hours, if it offends them.

    They chose people who are somewhat more important than they are visible at this moment.

    The intent is to try to see if their pre-“semana santa” repression will go down quietly.

    Always the whoremongers, never (lucky us? or did they simply screw February 4, 1992 and got wiser?) the rapists they always wanted to imitate (Fidel Castro and the Ché) but were afraid to because of all the bad press.

  7. Eric Lavoie Says:

    Adolfo is a liar not canadian, he said that he called to report a pharmacy not respecting the price control. Hard to do that from Canada. His understanding of libel in Canada is to laugh. Half would be in court for insulting over the years Chretien, Martin, Harper heck we would have no comedian left. Thugo does not like critics of any kind.

  8. Kepler Says:

    Is Adolfo then Canadian?

    Bus driver Maduro said over 50% of Venezuelans REGISTERED abroad to vote SIGNED a petition in support of Chavez. That is absolutely false.
    Not only that: about 92% of us voted against it…but, tiny detail: although we have the actas, they never were published at the CNE site. Several Venezuelan groups abroad and in Venezuela had asked the government to publish the results, they have sent them special post, registered letters, went in person. No answer.
    Although the votes abroad are just a small section and people abroad are much more anti-chavez, obviously, all this represents how the government is acting at severa levels.
    Saying that most of us SIGNED something we did not is libel.
    Not counting us is unconstitutional.

  9. Ira Says:


    There is no such thing as libel when you’re a political, public figure. (According to most democratic law.) In order to be accused of libel, you have to defame someone in the PRIVATE sector which hurts their ability to earn a living.

    Political figures have never been able to litigate because of percieved libel for this very reason:

    They don’t have a right to earn income as a political figure. As a matter if fact, political figures are the LEAST empowered to sue for libel.

    More important, no one said that Chavez is raping young children, which again, can not be prosecuted, because Chavez is a political figure. But all that was said is “Venezuela is…this country is…we are…because of Chavez.”

    Laws still matter in the most of the world, but in Chavez’s universe, they don’t.

    He’s a scared little dictator who knows it, and that’s why he does what he does.

  10. marc in calgary Says:

    opinion, libel and slander are not equal, nor always comparable (either, or…)

    opinion is, not necessarily based in fact.
    slander is, me telling your neighbor that you are bla bla bla.
    libel is, me stating in print, or “electronic print” that you are bla bla bla.

    and “due process” is, ensuring by court action, if there is truth to the statements.
    that part regarding “due process” and truth… is the big one that may be lacking here for Mr. Zuloaga….

    Most people can see that “presidential respect” shouldn’t be above reproach.
    Even the president needs to drive slowly through a school zone.
    If Mr. Zuloaga has spoken the truth, he is only guilty of cheering for the wrong team.

  11. Roberto N Says:

    And he also stated that we might have a different country had Mr. Chavez honored his resignation. Which is also true.

    Now whether better or worse than what we have now, you can’t really say anything except this:

    More than likely we would not have water and electricity shortages, spiraling violent deaths and separation of powers, just to name a few.

    Not that Carmona offered something supremely attractive either.

  12. Adolfo Says:

    Was it an opinion or was it libel? We jail or fine those who libel others in Canada after due process.

  13. loroferoz Says:

    Sorry about the repeated comments, Miguel.

    I did not realize that there was a filter.

    Then, I thought that I was not posting a message with a content that could be deemed offensive by the readers. Delete the messages if you find them offensive, please.

    I only wanted to compare the ways of Berlusconi with the ways of Chavez, and Grillo’s article scored center without mincing words.

    Delete this comment too.

    Sorry 😦

  14. firepigette Says:


    I agree with you on this one wholeheartedly, but so many people don’t have their priorities straight.Appeasement is just that and nothing more: appeasement.

    Anyone who has had to deal with a tyrant /sociopath/bully etc. on a personal level, knows for a fact that most are not capable of change and need to be enforced to do the right thing.That’s the nature of the beast.

    These personality/morally damaged people usually only react to fear of reprisals.

    If they were more reasonable they would not be bully-sociopath- tyrants.

  15. deananash Says:

    In my opinion, to allow a tyrant to control others is immoral.

    Tyranny should not be tolerated. Tyrants should be removed from power. Preferably by democratic methods. However, if that doesn’t work, then I believe that all other efforts are not only justified, but required.

    Appeasement never works. The tyrant perceives that – most often, correctly – as weakness and it emboldens him.

  16. maracucho importado Says:

    again,,,, this is “animal farm”””,,, george orwell was a genius.
    “all animals are equal,,,, some are just more equal than others”
    having read this book the first time many years ago is why i would not sign for the refendum..

  17. Juan Says:

    Its pretty clear that we are dealing with a narco-communist-totalitarian government that has no intention on easing its firm grip on absolute power.

    The government is run by people without morals or limits. Its going to get uglier and uglier, but hopefully people will get organized and ran this rats out of the country.

  18. Moses Says:

    Zuluaga was released minutes ago 830 pm aprox. He cannot travel outside Venezuela.

  19. loroferoz Says:

    Hey! Maybe he wanted to try his hand on the run-up to a major national holiday!. Alvarez Paz, Azuaje, Zuloaga all in the same week.

    Immortalized by Beppe Grillo


    Always, and always

    “It’s simple: the whoremonger always tries it on. He doesn’t worry about lightly brushing against a thigh, or touching a breast. If the woman stays quiet, his hand advances. If there’s a refusal he’ll say that she made a mistake, she didn’t understand, he had no bad intentions. Until the next time when he touches her arse.”

    “The strategy of the whoremonger is to go forward without having troublesome thoughts and in case of difficulty, as in “l’Onda degli studenti”(inundation by students}, to move back, and then, when the others are distracted, to move forward again.”

    ” The strategy of the whoremonger, however, in order to succeed, needs a very high number of whores in circulation, but he knows they’re never lacking. He rarely gets a refusal. In that case he behaves like a high class Italian whoremonger. Anyone who does not give it to you becomes a whore. ”

    …the strategy of the whoremonger. With the morals, the tactics and the ethics.

    More graphical than the frog in boiling water metaphor, but also more accurate.

  20. Bruni Says:

    Tanto que luchó Vzla en los 60 para venir terminando en manos de la represión cubana!

    Qué país es el que deja que otro más débil se apodere de él.

    Qué Verguenza Venezuela!

  21. Bilis Negra Says:

    Miguel: I said it in a comment to an earlier post: Valdés’ presence had little to do with electricity or who is or isn’t qualified to address the energy crisis. These people are brought to Venezuela to do what they do best: how to run a totalitarian state. I once attended a conference by a renowned specialist in Cuba who counter-intuitively argued that Cuba’s economic policy after the collapse of the Berlin Wall was extraordinarily successful. Why? Because the Castro regime was able to hold on to power despite the virtual destruction of Cuba’s economy–this was their real goal, not the well-being of Cubans. Something similar applies to Venezuela, and people like Valdés and his team know a thing or two about that.

    [Another thing: in Cubanese “esbirros” is a word used to denote the collaborators of *Batista’s* regime, not Castro’s]

  22. maria gonzalez Says:

    Well here is the reason for the extended “Semana Santa”. So, Zuloaga will be in jail without the right to defend himself at least for a week, while they compile the “evidence” and get the accusation details in shape. After that will be the typical performance of delaays and excuses for weeks, months and maybe years!.

  23. Juan Cristobal Says:

    Instead of Zuluaga being detained, we should call it what it is: state-sponsored kidnapping. Luisa Ortega Diaz is Venezuela’s El Mamo Contreras.

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