Venezuelan Gov't "relies on scandals" to destroy the opposition
Attorney at law and university Professor Rogelio Pérez Perdomo claimed that the opposition Is being cornered
"The Government, which exerts control over means of communication and the branches of government, and raises issues to cause concern among the population, has been very skillful to control scandals arising from actions carried out by its own officials (...) It has also been quite clever to destroy the opposition, for instance, by denouncing donations to parties (opposition) by enterprises," he explained.
The university professor remarked that "said situation in nothing but a political struggle to carry out Chavezism transition without any obstacles whatsoever and to strengthen the hegemonic power of the Venezuelan Government. This is not going to be investigated as much as it should. It is just part of a scandal to conceal President Hugo Chávez's health situation. It has been 60 days since he left (for Cuba) and, in the meantime, the economic situation harms the country."
Pérez Perdomo said that difficult times will come for the opposition. "They are very weak. All institutions are under the control of the Government.
Referring to the corruption scandal against the opposition deputies, Pérez Perdomo expressed that the opposition is being cornered. Power is in the hands of the Government.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.