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Monday, December 31, 2007

Chavez could signed an Amnesty Law to release some Political Prisoners


UPDATED

3 former commissaries from Intelligence Police DISIP, Henry Vivas, Lazaro Forero and Ivan Simonovis, among with student leader Nixon Moreno, who is refuged at the Vatican Embassy in Caracas won't receive a pardon too, so apparently this was a lie by SOB Hugo Chavez, people are very upset.

Following this link you could sign an online petition to release all political prisoners in Venezuela

5:45pm (gmt-4): Chavez has just announce he will decree an Amnesty Law in order to release the Political Prisoners, apparently all of them, those who are listed in the VenezuelaAwarness site. But he also said those who were not present to the Tribunals (the exile ones) won't received those benefits (like the leaders of the 2002 strike and protests, Carlos Ortega and Pedro Carmona). He is just signing the different pardons. But the reporters of state owned VTV TV Station still attacking those persons saying they are rightist coupist. He also conceded other 36 pardons as usual every New Year's Eve. But Chavez is continuing saying there is not political prisoners, but he said "most of the input charges are political charges... ... They are politics person prisoned, there is nobody in jail for his politics, or for his thoughts" he lied (I mean said).

The International Herald Tribune Report:
Associated Press (31 December 2007): President Hugo Chavez granted amnesty Monday to those accused of involvement in a failed 2002 coup that briefly drove him from power.

Chavez said he signed an amnesty decree that would also pardon others accused in suspected attempts to overthrow the government or assassinate him. It was not immediately clear how many accused opponents would be affected by the amnesty.

The decree would also pardon others charged in suspected attempts to overthrow the government or assassinate him, Chavez said. It was not immediately clear how many accused opponents would be affected by the amnesty.

"It's a matter of turning the page," Chavez said in a telephone call to state television on New Year's Eve. "We would like a country that moves toward peace."

Chavez read aloud the new law, which grants amnesty to those who signed a decree recognizing an interim government that briefly replaced him during the 2002 coup. Chavez was ousted by dissident military officers, but was returned to the presidency by loyalist generals within two days, amid street protests by his supporters.

Opponents accused of taking over Venezuela's state television channel during the coup would also fall under the amnesty, along with those who sought to sabotage the oil industry during an opposition-led strike that followed the coup, he said.

Opponents accuse the socialist Chavez — a close friend of Cuban leader Fidel Castro — of seeking to quash dissent and concentrate power in his own hands.

But he called his amnesty decree proof that "we want there to be a strong ideological and political debate — but in peace."

He reiterated that no one in Venezuela is jailed "for his political ideas," regardless of the law.

Comments about this among Venezuelans are the same, Even if the monkey wears silk, monkey he remains.


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

First political prisoner was freed in Venezuela










HRF Report

HRF’s First Prisoner of Conscience Free on Conditional Release; Francisco Usón Joined His Family on Christmas Eve...

CARACAS, Venezuela -- At 7:30 p.m. on December 24, 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela, the Human Rights Foundation’s first political prisoner and prisoner of conscience, Francisco Usón, was freed by the judge presiding over appeals in his case.

“This is magnificent for Francisco Usón, for his family, and for all of us who oppose political persecution,” said Thor Halvorssen, HRF’s president. “Although the conditions of his release are outrageously severe he will be at home and away from a prison where his life was in constant danger.”

Usón, a retired army general and former cabinet minister in the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years of prison in a maximum security jail for having uttered a statement expressing concern for human rights. The comment Usón made was broadcast on television and was deemed “defamatory” of the armed forces of Venezuela. A full report about Usón’s case, including a four-minute video, can be found at www.CaracasNine.com.

In December of 2006, days after HRF began a campaign for Usón’s freedom which included legal letters to the Venezuelan government, President Chávez offered Usón a presidential pardon. Usón rejected the pardon on the basis of his innocence—he wanted complete exoneration, not a pardon provided for political expediency to prevent the government further international embarrassment. Usón declared last night, “I never felt guilty, which is why I never asked for forgiveness and why I did not accept the pardon.”

Usón told HRF that “this is only the beginning—working with HRF I will labor to free every last one of the political prisoners I left behind. Despite what we are living, nobody can control our consciences—we are a country of free men and women.”

The Venezuelan government has imprisoned numerous student dissidents, former military officers, and policemen, and has persecuted hundreds of dissenters through questionable legal proceedings.

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Rest of the HRF press released here

Saturday, December 15, 2007

CLOVERFIELD: JJ Abrams released 5 min Clip and a Contest




J.J. Abrams has just released an exclusive clip from the movie, to thanks us for supporting the movie. Basically is an extended version of the teaser and looks AWESOME!. He also announced a contest with a widget just for those in United States and Canada, if you are there you could win a pass to a screening of the movie in the place you live. I don't live in North America :( but you guys, Good Luck!




Release Dates:





Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Suitcase Scandal: FBI arrested 3 Venezuelans linked to it

For information regarding the Suitcase Scandal, please check this Wiki-page

FBI PRESS RELEASE

December 12, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOUR FOREIGN NATIONALS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BEING ILLEGAL AGENTS OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT

Three Venezuelans and an Uruguayan national were arrested last night and appeared in federal court in Miami today on charges of acting and conspiring to act as agents of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela within the United States, without prior notification to the Attorney General of the United States, as required by law, announced Kenneth L. Wainstein, Assistant Attorney General for Justice Department's National Security Division, R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office.

Charged in the complaint were defendants Moises Maionica, 36, Antonio Jose Canchica Gomez, 37, Rodolfo Edgardo Wanseele Paciello, 40, Franklin Duran, 40, and Carlos Kauffmann, 35. All have been arrested, except for defendant Antonio Jose Canchica Gomez, who remains at large. If convicted, the defendants face a statutory maximum penalty of ten (10) years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

According to the complaint filed in federal court, the defendants coordinated and participated in a series of meetings, beginning in August 2007, in South Florida with Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson to procure Antonini's help in concealing the source of an intended $800,000 cash contribution to the political campaign of a candidate in the recent Argentine presidential election of Oct. 28, 2007. The last meeting took place on Dec. 11, 2007, when defendants Maionica, Duran, and another individual met with Antonini to discuss the creation of false documents in furtherance of the cover-up.

The events culminating in today's criminal charges began on Aug. 4, 2007, when Antonini flew by Cessna Citation, bearing registration number N5113S, from Venezuela to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The privately chartered aircraft had previously departed from Caracas Maiquetía International Airport in Venezuela, carrying eight passengers on board, including, among others, Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson. Upon arrival at Buenos Aires, Argentine Customs Service inspected the luggage offloaded from the Cessna Citation, and found approximately $800,000 in United States currency in luggage being carried by Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson. The Argentine authorities seized the money and Antonini returned to his South Florida home.

The complaint alleges that beginning in mid-August, 2007 and continuing through Dec. 11, 2007, the defendants and other participants in the conspiracy, acting as agents of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, sought to obtain the assistance of Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson, a U.S. citizen who travels under both United States and Venezuelan passports, in concealing from the people of Argentina and others, the source and destination and the role of the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the attempted delivery of the approximately $800,000.

During these meetings, the defendants told Antonini that various high-ranking Venezuelan government officials, including the Office of the Vice President of the Republic, members of the DISIP (Intelligence and Preventive Services Directorate), and a high-ranking official from the Justice Ministry of Venezuela, were aware of this matter. The defendants told Antonini that these funds had been destined for the campaign of a candidate in the Argentine presidential election of Oct. 28, 2007.

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Rest of the article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Website


We are saying this in Venezuela since this scandal took place, those undeclared $800.000 were destinate to new President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of former President Nestor Kirchner. It is also clear and confirmed that Chavez Regime is acting inside the United State of America, we are saying this for a long time, this is a HIGH RED ALERT, Hugo Chavez is a mayor danger to the continent, because he is dealing with terrorist group like FARC, Hezbollah and current Iranian Regime, there are Hezbollah member training indigenous in Zulia state, in the border next to Colombia.

Cristina & Nestor Kirchner and Hugo Chavez drinking champagne

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Caracas Nine

If you want to know what is really happening in Venezuela, you must to watch this Video and enter into this Blog; CaracasNine.com created by the Human Rights Foundation.


Nine individuals, guilty of standing up for their beliefs...
Nine victims of political persecution in Venezuela...
Will you stand up for the Caracas Nine?



The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) monitors the escalating levels of persecution, violence, discrimination, harassment, and imprisonment directed against those who have openly criticized the government of Venezuela.

The “Caracas Nine” campaign focuses on the plight of nine Venezuelans who spoke their minds and paid a price.

These nine men and women are from all walks of life - from a law student to a judge; from a military general to a journalist. Their stories bear witness to the deplorable state of human rights in Venezuela today, where only those who conform utterly to the demands of the regime are safe from persecution. The Caracas Nine include survivors of discrimination, censorship, intimidation, false arrest, imprisonment, and torture.

CaracasNine


What you can do to help
  • Spread the word and let your relatives and friends know about the project.
  • Invite a Human Rights Foundation representative to speak at your school or institution of learning.
  • Send a letter to you local or state representative that informs him or her of the issue of human rights abuses in Venezuela.
  • Organize a protest vigil in favor of freedom and human rights for the Caracas Nine
  • (email info@thehrf.org).
These Caracas Nine represents hundreds of people persecuted by Chavez Regime for oppose to his rules.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Movies: First Look Sex & The City: The Movie


Movifone has jumped out on his website the first trailer of Sex & The City movie. The director & writer is Michael Patrick King, Executive Producer of the TV Show an occasional director. He was also writer of many episodes of Murphy Brown. Candance Bushnell, author of the book who inspired the TV show is one of the Producers.



Everyone from the original series is in the Movie (including Chris Noth as Big), but there is some interesting names in the cast: Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson as Carrie's assistant (yes our girl now has an assistant), and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears as himself.






As 19 September 2007, the movie status was filming, I think they should be already on postproduction.

The plot is a completely secret. I wondering if the teamwork has planed some surprises for us, such as Aidan's appearance maybe... ?

Some release dates:
Germany 29 May 2008
France 30 May 2008
USA 30 May 2008
Singapore 5 June 2008
Netherlands 12 June 2008
Russia 19 June 2008

More at IMDB, also on Screenhead is an article from March, asking if Sex & The City movie is a good idea... I still watching reruns of the episodes.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Reform Election: Special Report

WE WON: Sorry for stop posting but I was on the voting centers, among with other people fighting for each vote. It was a high fight, Chavez Regime did everything to turn those results in their favor, they put some persons near voting centers who were expending National ID's. But the results of National Electoral Council was not quiet true, really results are: NO 59.1% YES 40.5% (and this is including those foreign persons who Chavez Regime gave Venezuelan citizenship in order to vote for him). In the end National Electoral Council, after lot of protests for the delay on giving the results, they said NO 51.5% - YES 49% (Persons who not Vote 44%). Some opposition leaders were attacked by National Guard inside the National Electoral Council building. At this time 3:00am people still on streets celebrating.
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I SAID TO YOU NO


Definitely this triumph is thanks to the the Students Movements in Venezuela who revived the Serbian OTPOR Movement.

Chavez speak immediately we heard the news, He said "For Now we don't achieved our purpouses" similar what he said on 1992 coup d'etat, so this is a High Alert.

Reports:
CNN |FoxNews | Time

.::VIDEOS AND PICTURES OF THE CELEBRATION::.


France Square, Altamira

NO Headquarters Caracas

Saturday, December 1, 2007

He Lied to Me (El Me Mintió)

Courtesy of "elmagnicida" on YouTube. There is no English subtitles, but as someone commented on YouTube:

I dont speak spannish but I understood your video, 5*. Good Luck & Best Wishes from USA.




The video already has 55,141 views and 4 honors