Excerpts of column "Runrunes" (Rumors) of August 7
Data coming from the red oil company point out that more than one has asked to be entrusted with "something" in China
RED SHAM. The Government lies with data on house building. (...) A Russian chief has told his comrades that they will not be able to complete the works as scheduled and that the supplied concrete is so lousy that it cracked in two of the buildings. As a result, several slabs have been laid, thus delaying the delivery. (...) "Putin's friends" will likely allocate three 15-floor buildings of 10 apartments per storey to "designated refugees" who visit the works on a daily basis. In the meantime, Belorussians, competing in corruption with their colleagues, will deliver not even the piles of one of the developments...
RED TALES. Chinese leaders went last weekend to the beach resort of Beidaihe in an attempt at coming to terms to choose the top officers of the Chinese Communist Party the meeting of which is slated for Autumn- amidst internal strife. Concomitantly, officials of state-run oil holding Pdvsa and the Bank for Economic and Social Development (Bandes) were on visit in Beijing, trying to renegotiate the debt under the Chinese Fund. They would ask for an extension to deliver the agreed-upon barrels of oil. However, they found that Chinese are asking for some more oil to extend the term. Comments were made in the Chinese capital city about the surprise of two Venezuelan oil-sector officials, commissioned to deal with the agreements there, when their Chinese hosts indulged them with a company for each of them, with a stock capital in the bank account of USD 5 million, including a black credit card for their "out-of-pocket expenses." A fee for at least 20%. Two of a kind. Data coming from the red oil company point out that more than one has asked to be entrusted with "something" in China. Chinese corruption is for the history books and many of the poisoned darts at the Beidaihe conclave come from charges of business with foreign governments and individuals...
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.