Brazil Now Wants To Have A Voice About “Legality” In Venezuela

January 14, 2013


(Dilma and Hugo in better times)

I am not sure which part of this article I find more offensive: The Brazilians want elections? Who asked them? Because so far they have played ball with Chávez and PSUV, as the law has been violated and trampled under Chávez, before and after Chávez’ illness. And they never said anything and instead, always kept sending Chavez cheerleader Marco Aurelio García every time it was needed.

And now they want to have a voice about legality in Venezuela?

So, my not so dear friends at Itamaratí: Why do you send the message to comply with the Constitution when Chávez dies and not today? Is it because if he dies, someone else may be in charge of paying Odebrecht or Embraer?

I don’t know. What I do know, is that if I was Capriles and I got a call from Itamarati, I would tell them to call Diosdado and PSUV and have them respect the law NOW, not in the future. I would emphasize the words “absolute” and “temporal”  in case these chulos had any doubts at what I was pissed about.

Because it takes glands to call the opposition on this now. Did they call Chávez to tell him he should not run because he was sick and his candidacy was a travesty? Did they call Chávez in December and tell him he knew what was about to happen and should declare his absence whether temporal or absolute?

Did they even try to call Raúl and tell him to keep his hands (Or is it his arms?) off Venezuela?

And instead of sending someone impartial, they send that perverse and Machiavellian figure of Brazilian diplomacy named Marco Aurelio García who has never made an impartial statement about Chávez and his revolution. Add insult to injury and send the most partial and biased pseudo diplomat they could find.

Jeez, only Jimmy Carter was missing from this charade to complete the set of left-wing mercantile chulos who like democracy and human rights…sometimes.

But yes Dilma, the opposition wants elections, even if we will likely lose them. Don’t call us, we will call you when and if, the law and the Constitution are ever reestablished in Venezuela and no thanks to you. And please, don’t even mention human rights. Clearly, you have no clue what you are talking about, even if yours were really trampled with.

Face it guys, if cancer had not struck, you wouldn’t have given a hoot about legality in Venezuela.

So, again, don’t call us, we will call you.

22 Responses to “Brazil Now Wants To Have A Voice About “Legality” In Venezuela”

  1. bt Says:

    Damn the torpedos! Let’s go get Maduro. What’s a slobbering, uneducated goof ball like Maduro doing as leader of present day Venezuela anyway? How can you Venezuelans justify two leaders in a row with something less than zero intelligence? What ever happened to “power to the people?” I don’t recall Maduro having been elected. What is going on down there??????????????????

  2. Bill S. Says:

    It looks like Brazil plans to eventually call the shots on everything south of Panama. Hegemony of South America? Time will tell.

  3. Noel Says:

    Brazil sees itself as the superpower of South America, throwing its weight around and getting things done its way. In fact, they have long behaved there in a far more “imperialist” way than the US have in a very long time. The Mercosur is their way to bind the region under their control, which explains why they got Venezuela in the way they did.

    Now they see Cuba and potentially Argentina with more sway in Venezuela than them and they want to regain the upper hand.

  4. loroferoz Says:

    “But yes Dilma, the opposition wants elections, even if we will likely lose them. Don’t call us, we will call you when and if, the law and the Constitution are ever reestablished in Venezuela and no thanks to you. And please, don’t even mention human rights. Clearly, you have no clue what you are talking about, even if yours were really trampled with.”

    I think this is the best answer that the opposition can give to the Brazilian government. Credit goes to you for stating it so beautifully in so few words.

  5. Dr. Faustus Says:

    If I were Hugo I’d plan my escape in the middle of the night. I’d hide the spare track suit under the bed. I’d lean the the Adidas tennis shoes against the wall, but behind the curtains. Then, when many of the Cuban nurses have left for the night, I’d unplug the machines, put on the track suit and tennis shoes, crawl through the window and onto the balcony, then shimy down the drain pipe to the first floor below. Run! It’s only a mile or two to the Caribbean. Then I’d find any boat that can still float and demand to be taken to Miami.

    Did I mention there’s been a cholera outbreak near CIMEQ?

  6. Glenn Says:

    I cannot believe the Venezuela government has not filed a formal complaint against Brazil for suggesting that Chavez could die.

  7. concerned Says:

    They are playing both sides knowing that eventually elections will be held, while also knowing that when they are held maduro would probably win either from simpathy vote or because the CNE/cubans can be counted on to alter the count accordingly. However it turns out, they will come off as recognizing the legal side for the good of venezuela. Politics with a twist of business continuity.

  8. Kepler Says:

    Brazil increased its territory by over 30% in the XIX century…at the cost of Spanish-speaking countries in the continent. Now it’s just looking after its commercial interests. In 1998 we had a trade slightly in favour of Venezuela.
    Now we import 5 times what Brazilians import from Venezuela (and what they import are basically mining products)

    Capitalist business interests go hand in hand here with ideological socialist crap (both Dilma and Lula thinking Chávez is the lesser evil based on their youth’s traumas but also on said business interests of the people who generate taxes for Brazil).

  9. moctavio Says:

    It is not too late to ask that the full Constitution be obeyed today. That is what is amazing about this statement to me.

    • firepigette Says:

      of course Miguel…that is the whole irony and main point of this….it is so obviously hypocritical ….

    • M Rubio Says:

      The problem is that Brazil can ask that the full Constitution be obeyed today and the Chavists, with a straight face, will claim that it is…..first the document was so full of holes on this matter that it’s open to broad intrepretation, the AN gave Chavez his leave of absence, and the Supreme Court spoke on the matter giving its blessing to a continuation of “government as-is”…..what’s not Constitutional? (sez the Chavistas).

      I heard a snippet of a radio program Sunday midday in which the commentator was lamenting the fact the opposition was trying to stir up trouble even though the government was “strictly following the Constitution” and the will of the people was being upheld against “outside” forces.

      And therein lies the problem……55% of the population see no problem with what’s taking place today.

      Those of us here are in the minority….most of us anyway.

  10. Roy Says:

    If Venezuela collapses into civil disorder and econonmic disaster, Brazil and Colombia are going to have a serious refugee crisis on their hands. Brazil is acting in its short and medium-term interests. Too bad they didn’t act in their own long-term interests a long time ago.

    • M Rubio Says:

      Honestly, I don’t see a downside to Brazil’s comments and position on this subject. Better late than never is what comes to mind.

      To me it’d be tough for Maduro et al to begin complaining that somehow Brazil (a friend to Chavez) was suddenly meddling in its internal affairs by urging those in power to do exactly what the Constitution calls for in the event of the death of the president.

      While delaying an election after Chavez’s death might give the opposition more time to organize and possibly pull off a win, I fear any lengthy delay will only be used as a means of perpetuating the existing government illegally.

      • Dr. Faustus Says:

        I completely agree with the above. Maduro ‘et all’ have been placed in a corner with the Brazilian statements. Late in the game? ..yup. Hypocritical? …of course. But, there will be elections. That’s what’s important. And, with each passing day, their chances of holding on to power are diminishing. They blew it, big time.

    • megaescualidus Says:

      “If Venezuela collapses into civil disorder and econonmic disaster..”

      By some measures, it already has, on both fronts. How many other countries in the world “sport” more than 20k homicides per year? And how many have such a shortage of basic food staples, exchange controls, active government initiative to eliminate companies and jobs, etc., etc.? So, it can only get worse, on both fronts.

  11. Gerrardo Says:

    Did someone Photoshop the same smile on Dilma and Hugo in that photo? It is spooky.

  12. Roger Says:

    I was wondering when Brazil was going to turn up. Their the controlling partner in Mercorsur that provides most of Venezuelas food now that the farmers and ranchers have been evicted and who knows what other commodities. We all know the story.
    At this point, their the only country with the means and any practical reason to bail out and re invest Venezuela. PDVSA is long term hi value asset that even now they could operate more profitably than the present management. Other businesses could also be lucrative seeing as most have been destroyed and bankrupted.
    Call it economic unification or hostel takeover it comes out the same.

    • Roy Says:

      Actually, I see Colombia in the better position to colonize Venezuela economically. Someone else suggested that both Brazil and Colombia will grab what they can until they meet at the Orinoco.

      Such scenarios sound (and are) extreme and unlikely, but unless Venezuela get’s its “stuff” together soon, these will start to become real possibilities.

      • M Rubio Says:

        Let’s see…..continue with the absolute economic insanity that now grips this country or live in a colony of Colombia or Brazil? Decisions decisions.

  13. Ode007 Says:

    Brazil has had a lot of independent Bus. invest in Ve. I can only imagine this is once again to appease the Businessmen in Brazil. To insure all future contract negotiation that require a ” signatory ” will not come into doubt down the line due to the unconstitutional form of Government now sitting on the Throne of VE. Brazil only does what is good for Brazil .. it is in the blood, They learned from the Portuguese … ( I am sorry to say ) .. It would be nice to tell them to shove it where the sun dont shine. However, a push from them can go a long way in getting the long awaited pronouncement that … is Permanently UN-available in or out of the Country ( could not resist that ) …. FIFA construction still ongoing, some investments depending on VE co-operation… they dont want shadows. Appearances are EVERYTHING to them.

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