Monday, February 08, 2010

Ramiro Valdes visit according to Teodoro Petkoff

I do not have time to translate this editorial of Tal Cual today. But Teodoro seems to be quite well informed, and intuitive, about Ramiro Valdes visit real objectives. A fascinating read where the main point would be that Fidel is getting scared that Chavez is losing control of the situation. Think about it:  it is not enough for Fidel to make sure Chavez is in office,  it is essential that the flow of money to Cuba keeps going on. Fidel is not about to lose his colony!  Use your Google translation toll if needed!




Ramiro Valdés vino, vio y se fue. Pero, ¿por qué y a qué vino? Al margen del currículo del señor, especializado en asuntos represivos de diversa índole, lo cierto es que se trata de una muy prominente figura política del panteón cubano. No se mueve a un tipo como Valdés para que venga a explicarnos como racionar la luz. Para eso es suficiente con mandar ingenieros eléctricos cubanos, comunes y corrientes, verdaderos expertos en apagar la luz, pero, en todo caso, para eso no es necesaria la presencia del ex ministro del Interior. Tampoco resulta creíble que su presencia aquí tenga que ver con perfeccionar los mecanismos represivos del chacumbelato.

Para tal fin los cubiches tienen verdaderos "técnicos", que no hacen necesario que venga el mero creador del G-2 a ocuparse del asunto. Si de censurar o "hackear" Internet se tratase, pues tampoco es necesario que sea el propio "Ramirito" quien venga a dictar un cursillo sobre la materia. Lo que si es verdad es que Ramiro Valdés ha venido en otras ocasiones a nuestro país, pero casi clandestino y siempre vinculado a telecomunicaciones, porque de eso se ocupaba en su país y, ciertamente, desde hace unos tres años su gente ha estado asesorando al régimen en telecom.

Hace tres años también estuvo aquí, explorando la posibilidad de que su gobierno adquiriera la empresa de telecom ENTEL y, dicen los que conocen el asunto, que su opinión pesó mucho en la estatización de CANTV. Su argumento fue muy sencillo y muy fidelista: ya que se está tendiendo un cable óptico submarino entre Venezuela y Cuba, era ilógico, según la lógica fidelista, que una de las puntas del cable estuviera en manos del gobierno cubano y la otra en manos de una empresa privada venezolana. Chacumbele compró la idea y compró también CANTV. Durante la transición en esta, Socorro Hernández fue varias veces a Cuba, para reunirse con "Ramirito".

Detalle interesante: Jesse Chacón estaba en desacuerdo con esos viajes.

Pero esta visita bombástica, a cielo abierto, no puede haber sido técnica. La única conclusión plausibles es que Fidel mandó a la tercera figura del régimen para ver cómo está la vaina y, además, que se supiera que lo hizo. ¿Para quién era el mensaje? Así estará de preocupado Fidel Castro con las noticias que le llegan de nuestro país, que movió a uno de los pocos "históricos" que quedan en Cuba para que se cerciorara in situ si las loqueras de Chacumbele no estarán comprometiendo la supervivencia de Cuba, que es la única cosa para la cual ha vivido y vive Fidel y en nombre de la cual hasta ha pagado el precio de humillarse, jalándole bolas a su "hijo", inflándole el ego casi hasta reventárselo, para que el chorro de petróleo, amén de otras bagatelas, no cese nunca y no se pague nunca.

Para esa exploración, inevitablemente Valdés tenía que medir el alcance de la crisis eléctrica y para ello se reunió con la gente del sector. Él si sabe bien lo que pegan en el ánimo de la población los apagones y lo vidriosa que puede ponerse la situación política en un país que al lado del suyo es casi una democracia jeffersoniana.

11 comments:

  1. Charly2:05 PM

    Petkoff could well be right. However, all of this depends on one man. Wish him a long life if you may. If he disappears then there is nobody within or outside of Chavismo who can pick up the pieces, the rest of Chavismo has got as much appeal to the voters as the oppo (or a dead fish). Likely outcome is another military gov. If of Chavista leaning then Cuba may get another breadth of fresh air (for how long though?). If Anti-Chavista then the top layer of PSUV can kiss their ass goodbye Pinochet or Videla style. Looks to me like all alternatives with or without Chavez are really appetizing.

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  2. OT but what's up with CC, Quico and Juan? We miss them and home them up and running soon.

    This story in TalCual makes perfect sense, at least more than the assassin coming to fix the power problem.

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  3. home them up? wtf? sorry but I meant to say "we hope CC are up and running soon."

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  4. 1979 Boat People10:06 PM

    OT:

    JUST FOR LAUGH

    "
    VULGARCITO vs CHAVEZ (original en HQ)
    "

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY06ySAnoKw&feature=player_embedded

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  5. But what, in this case, would have motivated Chavez to accept this? Ten years ago his ego was certainly small enough that he would have simply accepted an order from Fidel, but I can't believe that would be possible now.

    By the way, "Valdés vino, vio y se fue"? Did he really leave? If so, then yes, the visit was really a strange thing. I'm not sure I buy this explanation, as I said, but if he's already gone I have no theory. Unless he's coming back again soon.

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  6. Boludo Tejano2:10 PM

    Caracas Gringo has an interesting take on why Ramarissimo came to visit Venezuela.

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  7. You read this theory? Plausible.
    http://theamericano.com/2010/02/05/hugo-chavez-desperate-and-dangerous/

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  8. 1979 Boat People4:20 PM

    "
    Cuban blood for Venezuelan blood
    "

    http://caracasgringo.wordpress.com/

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  9. Charly10:00 AM

    Dead on subjet. Sorry, it is in Spanish, but if this is true, and this lady is generally well informed, then Chavez has gone bananas and it is just a matter of time before his own kind takes him out.

    http://www.noticias24.com/actualidad/noticia/143216/las-consecuencias-de-traer-a-ramiro-valdez-al-pais/

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  10. 1979 Boat People6:27 PM

    "
    COC: Venezuela imports goods from U.S. instead of Colombia
    "

    http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/8140-coc-venezuela-replacing-colombia-exports-with-us.html

    What!

    How come Venezuela imports goods from the evil imperialist US?

    This is insane and against 21st centry socialism (a.k.a Bolivarian Revolution crap).

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  11. 1979BP, let me put it this way. They say that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. Well, I would add that a foolish incosistency is the sign of little minds. If you look closely, there are any number of things that don't make sense in the big picture - and that's because there is no big picture. Everything is ad hoc, at the moment, seat of the pants, try to come up with the best possible plan to get us past the current problem. Not solve it, just get past it.

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