The cynical laugh of Andres Izarra in the face of the tragedy that homicides have tripled since Chavez took over

August 12, 2010

Andres Izarra is President of Chavez pet international TV propaganda machine Telesur and has been Minister of Information and Communication. Yesterday on CNN Roberto Briceño León, Director of the ONG Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, was giving real statistics about homicides and comparing them to other countries and a hysterical Izarra did nothing but laugh like a hyena, denying everything and saying that Chavez is trying to change the problem structurally.

This is incredibly cynical as Chavez has been in power 11 years and the tripling of homicides nationwide has occurred during his tenure. In fact, during the last three years of the Caldera Government (which I did not like) the same homicide rate actually went down, so Mr. Izarra: Who did or not do something to change this tragedy that affects mostly poor Venezuelans?

How can you possibly laugh at this almost theatrically?

Watch Izarras almost hysterical laugh at what should have been a very serious discussion, it starts around minute 1 (Sorry, I dont have a translation, but would you laugh discussing such a serious topic?):

With people like this, no Government can progress.

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31 Responses to “The cynical laugh of Andres Izarra in the face of the tragedy that homicides have tripled since Chavez took over”

  1. moctavio Says:

    Ouch!


  2. Here is a good journalism piece i saw so Izarra can laugh some more. It’s pretty funny Andres take a look!!
    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/08/22/world/americas/1248068890431/venezuela-s-soaring-murder-rate.html


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  4. Perolito Says:

    And this ladies and gentlemen is the kind of leadership that is spearheading the so-called “Revolucion Bonita”. This pathetic excuse of a human being acts as a parrot that spills out word-by-word the twisted denial under which this “government” hides. Izarra has the balls to actually repeat this cheap rhetoric of the “evils of consumerism” when he is the poster-child the dangerous effects of a good-for-nothing/mediocre/inept/inadequate person put in a position of power which ultimately intoxicates him. This son of a fucking whore (pardon my French) is willing to sell his own mother to keep the DOLLARIZED salary with which the regime has bought out whatever dignity he had left. This is one of the saddest and most disgusting episodes of our political history and I am sure that every single person that has lost a loved one to violence in Venezuela must be just as enraged (and probable even more) as I am right now. However…we Venezuelans have a pretty good memory, and I will be waiting for the day this piece of garbage would have to defend his thoughtless insolence.

  5. Syd Says:

    No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. – Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

  6. metodex Says:

    Hello ther,ei just found out about this website and i must say.Bravo sir.
    Im venezuelan by the way(i know some english)

    This was a classic proof of a typical “jalabola”,a comunist or socialist minion.Can’t you see he was nervous as hell? i feel sorry for the man,but im proud that a lot of people outside venezuela could get to see what Chavez’s followers(99.9%) are all about. He just went there to talk trash at CNN, to blindly defend his comandante general teniente coronel maximo lider en jefe y guia rvolucionario hugo rafael chavez frias. Where’s the debate? where’s the civilized talk? Just another trigger happy fella like shown on the documentary.

  7. bruni Says:

    Miguel, Kepler, I had checked out the veracity of the twitt before I linked here.

    On the one hand I was amazed that anyone could RT something like that, on the other hand, I am always extremely careful with what I publish, even in the comments.

  8. ErneX Says:

    I saw this video last night after coming home back from an exhausting day at work and pulling in 14 hours, I was so infuriated by it I had trouble going to bed afterwards.

    I hope this disgusting SOB has a special place in hell already waiting for him.


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  10. loroferoz Says:

    “And then there’s Izarra, laughing at other people’s misery. I think oppos should make a portable copy of that video (for their iPhones, Blackberrys, etc) and walk down every street in Venezuela showing it to every person they meet and tell them: “this is what chavistas think of your son who was murdered to steal his shoes, what they think of your cousin who was raped last month, what they think of your daughter who was lost an eye just because she didn’t want to give up her purse…”

    Now there is an idea to drive every Venezuelan to a white hot rage. No need to prove a thing, the evidence is right before our eyes, and the matter is horrendous. And he laughs!

    In other, more decent parts of the world this disgusting MF would be skulking at home. At the very least he would have been backhand-slapped and sucker-punched ten times in the last few days, bodyguards or no bodyguards. Or a glass of blood thrown in his face.

  11. Kepler Says:

    I’m gone. I sent the Izarra tweet plus translation etc to the German media.

    I propose to send the link plus some short background to your preferred media outlet abroad. Perhaps someone will pick this up. Izarra should be known very well for what he is.

  12. moctavio Says:

    Tienes razón, el Tweet es veredíco, cuando haces click en el de panfletonegro solo sale un Tweet.

    I withdraw my defense of Mr. Hyena Izarra

  13. Kepler Says:

    Miguel, hombre de poca fe.
    Es que no crees que Izarra pueda hacer eso?

    Mira:

    http://twitter.com/IzarraDeVerdad

    Tiene un montón de seguidores.

  14. Kolya Says:

    It’s useful to know what those on the other side think. I found interesting to read what the Aporrea Chavistas are saying about Izarra’s performance: they have mixed feelings. Some think he did great, others thought his lack of dignity was shameful.

    http://aporrealos.com/forum/viewtopic.php?sid=56594caa84443008614a5557a7e60534&p=470763#470763

  15. Karl Says:

    The Izarra video must be broadcasted many times in local TV .
    It is the most disgusting performance I’ve ever seen, it is just a denigrating attitude against all venezuelan people. Many voters will flip to opposition by just watching it.

  16. moctavio Says:

    Not sure I believe it, you mean to tell me Izarra has only Tweeted once and that was two days ago…Sounds fake.

  17. firepigette Says:

    incredible Bruni, just incredible

  18. bruni Says:

    Someone left a pointer in the comments of my post to this blog…I am just speechless…

    http://www.panfletonegro.com/volante/2010/08/13/el-twitterodio-de-andres-izarra-izarradeverdad/

  19. RWG Says:

    Laughing sends a clear message that he can be untruthful but no one can do anything about it.

    Of course, if a high level Chavista or Cuban becomes a crime victim, then all necessary resources will be spent to punish the anti-revolutionary criminals that committed the crime. Why wouldn’t Chavista’s laugh? Its not their problem.

  20. Ira Says:

    These guys have no class. They’re animals.

    Like the General who belched into the camera while drinking a soda during an expropriation way back. (I think it was a Nestle warehouse; don’t remember.)

  21. OA2 Says:

    No serious point. Just exasperated with Venezuela.

  22. Kolya Says:

    Kepler wrote:

    “And the journalist did a bad job.”

    Yes. He was terrible. A total wimp.

  23. Kepler Says:

    OA2, no entiendo.

  24. megaescualidus Says:

    “Chavez ‘tas ponchao”

  25. moctavio Says:

    ????

  26. OA2 Says:

    Izarra es Chavista, si. Pero tambien cien por ciento Venezolano.

  27. Kepler Says:

    Izarra is disgusting.

    Now, I think the oppo and those NGOs should start challenging the government to stop being cowards and publish for all to see what the murder numbers are, with sources and so on.
    I don’t understand why this was left as “polls”.
    Geez, I have kept for YEARS an Excel file where I simply put in the murder
    numbers per municipality in Carabobo according to CICPC reports
    in Notitarde, numbers you can double-check with the list of murdered people, and the numbers are very much into that.
    I don’t know why they don’t confront Chavistas with those numbers.
    If you go to the site of UNODC you will see Chavismo stopped sending numbers about murder rate in 2002, when fucking thief Jesse Chacón
    as Misinformation Minister decided to stop sending the CICPC data on murder. They just sent other stuff like “prisoners”, things they can massage
    at will.

    And the journalist did a bad job. Geez, why is it so fucking difficult?
    I see every time journalists at German VRT and ZDF and to a lesser extent in Dutch news, GRILL and GRILL politicians asking: please, tell me WHAT IS THEN THE NUMBER FOR X AND FOR Y AND WHERE YOU GET THAT NUMBER FROM?

    A rate is a rate. Regla de tres, carajo. Lo aprendí cuando tenía nueve años en una escuelita pública de Venezuela.

    Anyway, thanks Miguel. I also wrote the same stuff in German.
    I will send that to the German students of politics who went last month to the Venezuelan embassy in Berlin to know about the regime’s so-called revolution.

  28. megaescualidus Says:

    Beyond all the indignation Izarra’s denigrating laugh could cause, his response is simply the signature of a high official (which unfortunately he is) in an authoritarian regime (an euphemism for dictatorship) that knows that as long as he keeps his comments in line with the regime’s official message his arguments won’t have to be based on verifiable data. In other words, Izarra doens’t need to fear that any incorrect or unverifiable comment will start an investigation against him, as it would in a country where the rule of law is followed. The same cannot be said about members of the opposition. Furthermore, Izarra’s master (Chavez) has entitled his followers to use as a common tactic in a discussion like this to openly denigrate the opponent (Chavez does all the time). But, as Miguel has said before, this very issue (violence, and for that matter, crime in Venezuela) is one of the most important issues in the minds of every Venezuelan, which affects the rich and the poor as well. The slogan that somewhat spontaneously emerged a while back counl’t be more true: “Chavez ‘tas ponchao”.

  29. bruni Says:

    I learned of the laugh after I wrote a post dedicated to Izarra and someone left a comment saying what would I expect from the guy…here’s the post:

    http://cuentosintrascendentes.blogspot.com/2010/06/escuacas.html

  30. speed Gibson Says:

    so…….are you all ready to start shooting these bastards yet or just keep whining about it until they kick your doors down and haul you all away ?

    I remember being stopped by National Guard troops outside of Anaco on my way to drilling rigs in the wilds in the 70s because of the presence of leftist guerillas….so how hard would it be for you all to start an insurgency? Jeez get on with it. You must have figured out by now that Obama and Shrillary arent going to help you.

  31. Nit the Picker Says:

    The scariest part of the violence in Venezuela is that all the talk about the increase in the number of homicides is not because homicides are the type of crime that has increased the most, but because it’s the only one where there’s a chance of obtaining objective evidence of its occurrence.

    Crimes like robberies, rapes, assaults, and so on have probably not just tripled, but increased tenfold or more, but in most cases, like rape, the increase in homicides makes them less likely to be reported than before due to the very real fear of the accuser being murdered.

    And then there’s Izarra, laughing at other people’s misery. I think oppos should make a portable copy of that video (for their iPhones, Blackberrys, etc) and walk down every street in Venezuela showing it to every person they meet and tell them: “this is what chavistas think of your son who was murdered to steal his shoes, what they think of your cousin who was raped last month, what they think of your daughter who was lost an eye just because she didn’t want to give up her purse…”


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