Thursday, March 20, 2014

The night the regime dropped the fig leaf: TWO, 2, Mayors in jail

Amazing, I cannot leave my computer, too much to write. And before exhaustion gets the better of me as I am suffering for a bad cold these past two days I need to tell you that the regime has dropped the fig leaf it had in front to pretend that it was a democracy, not a dictatorship.

Two hours ago I wrote that Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal was arrested this evening. Details are coming. The SEBIN went to get him at a hotel meeting with his lawyers to analyze the latest TSJ decree against opposition mayors. And they arrested him without showing an arrest warrant, roughing up the assistance. They just took him and that was that, the mayor of one of the largest ten cities of Venezuela, elected with 2/3 of the vote.  We even have already the surveillance video that the shocked hotel employee released.

Had Ceballos been a mass murderer he would not have gotten a different treatment. Voluntad Poplar calls it a kidnapping. I call it arrest in the middle of the night, a traditional activity of all dictatorships (who also do kidnapping, by the way). As a bonus the lawyer says that the interior minister Rodriguez Torres had lied claiming that a San Cristobal Court had issued an order arrest when this court is temporarily suspended and thus cannot produce such a warrant.

If that was not enough we just learned through Twitter that Enzo Scarano, elected mayor of San Diego last December with 3/4 of the vote has been disbarred by a ruling of the High Court without a trial, just a discussion among themselves. In addition he is sent to jail for 10 months.

Mr. Scarano came this morning to his citation trusting that the worst that could happen to him was to be sent to a trial or something.

Early this morning in Caracas to face events as we always do, with spirits high because we are right.

Now even Capriles is using the F word!

Fascist decision against our mayor.

Thus today Venezuela started "juicio express", express trial, or kangaroo courts, where people are simply arrested without warrant, sent in front of some ad hoc court and receive a sentence without appeal.

This is now a truly ugly dictatorship. A fascist one, just like in Cuba.
Note: from Twitter people are in the dark. I wrote the reasons why these mayors have been arrested in previous posts. For those who did not read them: they are arrested because they did not obey an order from the TSJ of last week as to suppress the protests in their cities even though they have no means to do so. It was a trap, create a crime that the mayors cannot help but commit. And thus chavismo starts getting rid of them.


  1. Ronaldo5:27 AM

    The Venezuela government hit bottom but they are still digging.

    It is time for the opposition to write warrants for the arrest of all the top Chavistas. Charges can range from corruption, murder, and violation of the constitution. Lay out their crimes for all to see.

  2. Disgusting. This will only serve to pour gasoline in the fire. It's one thing to arrest somebody over the thinnest imaginable pretext (Lopez) or try to arrest somebody with no warrant who scares you off with an automatic weapon (Vivas) but to frickin' kidnap the mayor of San Cristobal with SEBIN agents has gone way too far. There's no turning back now.

  3. Anonymous6:30 AM

    It's time for the citizens of Venezuela to place Maduro under arrest. No courts, nothing. Lock him up throw away the key.

  4. It is time to go for Marie Antoinette's head. Grab your fishing knives and storm the palace.

  5. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Maduro is kicking a hornet's nest....He is going to feel the sting of the hornets soon and it is not going to be nice....

  6. Anonymous3:23 PM

    If there is a bright spot to this is that this illegitimate government will not be in control long enough to enforce a 10 month sentence.


  7. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Daniel, you are a bit of a fascist yourself. Sometimes deleting comments.

  8. What is happening about the ration cards?
    Do you have to be Chavista to get one?


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