28 sept. 2012

We're changing the story, we are doing another story in Venezuela

26 Septiembre 2012, 08:03 PM

"We're changing the story, we are doing another story in Venezuela," said Tuesday the President, Hugo Chavez, during the graduation of more than 8,000 new officers of the Bolivarian National Police (PBN), in the Poliedro de Caracas.

On the issue of security said the country should appreciate the effort "we are doing on this issue (citizen security)."

The President addressed the new officers of the PNB and remarked: "You are going to face attacks from people who do not want this to work, but we are going to prove that it works."

He stressed that many things characterize a national police, "one of them is science, and knowledge", in addition to community involvement, which is vital in the action of the new officers of the Bolivarian National Police.

Chavez said that the Bolivarian National Police is not a police for repression, contrary to what happened during the Fourth Republic which used the police to suppress the people and the poor. "Capitalism made the police out for that."

In that sense, he said he was happy because the Bolivarian National Police was born "to accompany the people in building the homeland."

He recalled that the events of February 4 had to happen "because we had to rebel against all the terrible things."

The president announced that in order to strengthen public safety of Venezuelans, the national government built six new headquarters of the National Experimental University of Security (UNES), besides entering the third cohort.

He recalled that only in Revolution were created 22 new universities "and we are building others."

The event was attended by Minister Tarek El Aissami, the Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz, the president of the Supreme Court, Luisa Estela Morales and the Director of the Bolivarian National Police, Luis Fernandez, who accompanied the President and the graduates.

22 sept. 2012

Jimmy Carter: The election process in Venezuela is the world's best

20 Septiembre 2012, 04:39 PM

The former U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, said that after more than 90 monitored elections in various countries can be said that "the electoral process in Venezuela is the world's best."

During the annual roundtable discussion of the Carter Center, a foundation chaired by the former president, the politician praised Venezuela for having an electronic voting system that also casts a physical ballot and facilitates the verification of results relates a story published in the portal site of Global Atlanta.

Since 2008, the Venezuelan electoral platform operates fully automated, ie each process, from registration to the Registrar of Voters to the counting of the votes, is auditable.

In 2006, when President Hugo Chavez won his second presidential elections, Carter stated that the Venezuelan leader had won "fairly and impartially".

Corruption in the U.S.

The Democrats stressed that while electoral systems in Latin America have improved significantly, in the United States has become a "financial corruption" tied to the electoral processes, fueled by "resolutions that have facilitated the flow of private money into the coffers of candidates ".

"Any other country has public financing for all elections," said Carter, then added: "If you qualify as a candidate to launch, you get public funding and money from outside does not affect the outcome of the election."

The former US President (1977-1981) led the petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a measure, taken in 2010, which declared unconstitutional regulation by the government of the anonymous "donations" to political organizations.

"We have one of the world's worst electoral process and it practically is because of the excessive inflow of money," he said.

In the Venezuelan case, the law on political parties, public meetings and demonstrations dictates as a duty of political organizations "Not to accept donations or grants from public entities, whether autonomous or not, nor foreign companies headquartered abroad , nor from public works concessionaires or for any State property service, foreign states and foreign political organizations. "

Recently an alleged illegal funding scandal shook the ranks of the Venezuelan right wing coalition called Democratic Unity Board (MUD) after it was broadcast a video in which the opposition's deputy, Juan Carlos Caldera, receives money for the presidential campaign of Henrique Capriles.

National Assembly will open investigation to opposition Deputy Caldera

18 Septiembre 2012

For this Tuesday the board of the National Assembly (AN) shall investigate the opposition's deputy Juan Carlos Caldera, due to the corruption acts in which he is involved, said on Monday the spokesman of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Aristóbulo Isturiz.

During the customary press conference that is transmitted from the seat of the red party in Maripérez, Caracas, said that this meeting will take place due to allegations made by ​​various revolutionary parliament.

In another sense, said that more than 2 million young people in the country are built in the red rows, so he recalled that the Party's Youth is meeting four years on Monday.

He stressed that today 7.785.771 students of different educational systems incorporated to the start of classes. Then he said it must be "universalized the education, an action on that Venezuela advances already".

"We have seen how the Revolution has had major achievements in education through the eradication of illiteracy in Venezuela and we are the fifth largest country in the world with higher education enrollment," he said.

He said the revolutionary machinery has 80% percent of Venezuelans accounted by the 1 for 10.