The rejection of Ramiro Valdes has been so strong, so fast, so complete that if chavismo had any hope to link such a rejection to a maneuver from the CIA, well, it is too late. I know Ramiro is a desensitized hard core Fidel assassin but I wonder what he must think about it. At least in Cuba he has never been exposed to such a universal and public rejection. Heck! the rejection is so strong in the opposition that we can be sure that many within chavismo must also be rejecting his appointment as pro-consul for Venezuela. Many probably are running scared wondering whether Ramiro will hang them before he does hang the opposition.
El Chiguïre Bipolar has taken it in stride, making sure we understand through humor what is such a sinister character coming to Venezuela. I will translate just the first three measures that Ramiro offered to reduce or electric consumption, according to a Chiguïre journalist:
- Unplug routers and remove computers from homes and offices will allow a 100 Mw monthly saving.
- Limit the use of cel phones and Blackberries to only calls, no SMS, no Internet, no chat. Batteries will last twice as long and two recharges a week will be enough.
- Close Globovision. A TV network consumes in a month enough electricity to light up a giant advertisement of Chavez promoting his successes every night for a year.
You get the point! No one is fooled! :)