El Gobierno fascista toma represalias contra la aerolínea LAN pq viajamos en ella a Chile y el regreso,así actúan los fascistas!
— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) July 21, 2013
The fascist government takes revenge actions against the airline we traveled to Chile, LAN and on return, this is how fascist act!
In short, LAN, the Chile airline, has been banished to an auxiliary runway of Maiquetia airport because it took Capriles as its passenger this week to Chile. As if Capriles had other choices to fly direct to Santiago....
|The comie cliche call to arms|
Still, I must object to Capriles use of the F word. If indeed totalitarianisms resemble themselves more and more, the actions in Caracas airport are more like the ones that the Cuba variety would take. Those are the type of actions of "repudio" that Yoani Sanchez writes so much about. I know, I know, it is more and more difficult in the XXI century to differentiate fascism from communism (at least what was called Communism in the 80ies) but we should try.
At any rate, what they did in Maiquetia this week is once again proof that the regime is running out of options and that its creativity resides in using Cuban repressive techniques.
Now, will Piñera or Bachelet protest the treatment of LAN in Caracas? Is it this not a direct evidence that ignoring human rights doe snot protect your commercial interests?
PS: Juan Cristobal sent me this lovely poster of the Communist Party of Chile pretending to call a movement of the people against Capriles. You know, with spontaneous enthusiasm. They did manage about 100..... click to enlarge and read if you dig Spanish. Worth the effort.