What we all knew but did not dare discuss much was finally stated clearly by someone who knows about that. Antonio Rivero retired from the army a few days ago. He was a general and he was in charge of the Civil Defense system of Venezuela, the one that does rescue operations and the like. His role was not too stellar but can be excused in part as chavismo has no patience for such trivial matters as the Avila burning of last months illustrated to all. He certainly never got the funds he needed to perform his job as it should be. He was at least one of those few chavista public servants that one could listen to without much wincing. Well, today in a press conference he let us know that Cubans are training sharp shooters in the Venezuelan army and that when there is a conflict, Cuban military personnel are given priority.
And thus more evidence for the status of Venezuela as a Cuban colony just when we commemorate 200 years of alleged independence. How long until Rivero finds his way next to Oswaldo Alvarez Paz cell?