Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of July 12
French-Venezuelan Maximilien Sánchez Arveláiz, appointed Venezuela's ambassador to Brazil on March 4, 2011, lent Richard Gott a hand to write "Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution" in 2005
THE MUCH MENTIONED. A lot has been talked about French-Venezuelan Maximilien Sánchez Arveláiz, appointed Venezuela's ambassador to Brazil on March 4, 2011. He produced his credentials to then Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on July 19, 2010. Previously, he was director general of International Relations at the President's Office until February 2010. He belongs to the Group of Paris, together with the much questioned Vice-Minister Temir Porras. His appointment to Brazil, again, was due to the mediation of his very good friend Marco Aurelio García, the Trotsky-follower and advisor to Lula and Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff on foreign affairs. He would make Chávez the request on the perfect pretext of "exporting the exemplary Venezuelan revolution to Brazil and elsewhere." A Paraguayan notice stated: "This Venezuelan diplomat, known as the "spoiled child" of Hugo Chávez took a seat discreetly on a side of the main table, behind Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro, when the defenestration of ex bishop Fernando Lugo was taking place. Once in a while he would take pictures and film from his iPad to report the Venezuelan president, in real time, on all the events. As soon as he was caught, he covered his face with his iPad. In addition to reporting to Chávez, the reason for Sánchez Arveláiz's attendance was coordinating with Paraguayan "social groups" a confrontation to defend the president next to be ousted via political trial. That was his main task in our country." Chávez, Southern newspapers cite, regards Sánchez Arveláiz as a key strategist in his project; for detractors, he is an agitator specialized in Bolivarian foreign infiltration. Since his appointment as Venezuelan ambassador to Brazil in 2010, he was devoted to devise and impose meddling plans in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. As he studied in London and Paris, his contacts with the European leftwing are up to date. He lent Richard Gott a hand to write "Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution" in 2005, a book distributed in the English-speaking world. Previously, The Guardian made the British journalist redundant in 1994m accused of being "agent of Soviet influence." Incidentally, I just received from the UK the contents of a communication between Gott and Arveláiz. In addition to some flattery between them and their friends in Morocco, Germany and France, they share quite a few concerns about the Venezuelan revolution. For his part, Gott laments that after 13 years in office, some people still lack blind faith in him and he regrets as well that Chávez did not look well in Cuba. As regards the Venezuelan petty ambassador, he expressed the anguish of the red very red. "When we thought to be on the right way, the Commander disclosed a new surgery. He is making a great effort, yet I am afraid that this time the opposition is better organized. I worried because we lack a Plan B (could you imagine [Congress Speaker] Diosdado [Cabello] as president? We need to wait, but it will not be easy."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."