Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Defense Minister Diego Molero

share a laugh before Maduro announced his government was to offer

asylum to Edward Snowden, earlier this month.



Bienvenido to Venezuela, Double Agent Snowden! (El Nacional, Venezuela)


"If you, Edward Snowden, staunch defender of human rights, before coming here, could take a short course on Cuba, that would fit perfectly, because the skills you acquired at the CIA and NSA, along with those of the KGB you are now learning, are the perfect formula for continuing to act as a double agent, and would help the over half of Venezuelans, i.e.: those who voted against this regime, who were branded little Yankees, sellouts to U.S. imperialism, traitors of the land, rogue media, and little bourgeoisie. Nothing, in short, that you will need a translator to understand."


By Alicia Freilich



Translated By Rachael Bradley


July 31, 2013


Venezuela - El Nacional - Original Article (Spanish)

A protester in Caracus demonstrates against the election of Hugo Chavez' heir apparent, Nicolas Maduro. About half of the country considers the April 14 presidential election to have been stolen.

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"As the mayor I am, I owe you an explanation, and the explanation I owe you, I am going to give." -- Welcome Mr. Marshall (1953), a Spanish film directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga.


If you, Edward Snowden, staunch defender of human rights, before coming here, could take a short course on Cuba, that would fit perfectly, because the skills you acquired at the CIA and NSA, along with those of the KGB you are now learning, are the perfect formula for continuing to act as a double agent, and would help the over half of Venezuelans, i.e.: those who on April 14 voted against this regime, who were branded little Yankees, sellouts to U.S. imperialism, traitors of the land, rogue media, and little bourgeoisie. Nothing, in short, that you will need a translator to understand It is customary for fraud and insult to bring damage to the human right to verify the results of every individual citizen action [the author refers to the right of verifying the result of the last presidential election].


This has long been a rule of equality and fraternity in your home, the United States.


If you disguise yourself as a Cuban G2 technician, a reliable maintenance specialist of sophisticated electronic equipment, you could easily get onto the National Electoral Commission, and in the true style of novelist John Le Carre, check the secret ballot papers along with the theatrical official election results that have even been accepted by the Organization of American States! It seems that the original evidence is found via Havana, in our Supreme Tribunal of Justice - which is nothing like the Supreme Court in your country.


If you can get your an English translation of the Alfred Meza book about the assassination of public prosecutor Danilo Anderson, plus other clues, it might reach the grey matter of those who dreamed up the crime, which was publically lauded by the current government. [Anderson was investigating the 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez. In short, the current Venezuela opposition (which favored the coup) believes that Anderson's investigation was undermined by pro-government forces, and that people innocent of the crime and favorable to pro-Chavez forces, were arrested and convicted for it].


You could also in passing reveal the names of those who committed the crime, which remains officially unsolved - something that contradicts the universal human right to life. In the same way, you could find books and press articles about what drive the vicious offensive against General Raul Baduel [opposed changes to the constitution allowing a third term for Hugo Chavez - charged with corruption], police inspector Ivan Simonovis [for participating in the 2002 coup], Judge Maria Afiuni [an independent judge who cleared a Chavez opponent of criminal charges], other political prisoners, and the many people who are pursued, tortured, violated and denied the basic right to self defense and due process.


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You might obtain a summary of the information from veteran commentator Nelson Bocaranda, the most harassed of countless colleagues being spied upon, who regularly reported on the illness of Hugo Chavez Frias. You could compare those with the brief statements released by the Miraflores Palace as well as reports by the Castro doctors, and you will find the real cause of the secrecy observed by the government and United Socialist Party - which violated the right of citizens to know the mental and physical health of the president and other civil servants, and which is normal where you come from.


To relax, you could watch the film by the great Berlanga online, entitled Welcome Mr. Marshall, which Berlanga updated in 2000.


Watch how this masterpiece of parody revealed to the world the moral and material poverty, terror and submissiveness of mediocre and perverse civil servants in General Franco's Spain, disguising the townsfolk by having them wear old fashioned clothes and issue false praise of everyone from the most xenophobic members of the dictator's regime to the gringo supervisors, in order to obtain financial aid from the Marshall Plan, which donated millions of dollars to rebuild Europe after WWII and prevent the continent from falling under Soviet control.

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So, in topsy-turvy terms, you would meet your hostess, this sovereign revolution increasingly dependent on Russian and Chinese imperialism as it reduces the secure, traditional sale of petroleum to your nation. This prevents the essential right of every citizen to exercise the basic right to choose competent authorities for ensuring food, employment, security, education and health.


In both fiction and reality, backfires like this exit out of the ass. How would that sound in your native language?


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De Morgan, Belgium: U.S.-E.U. Meeting on NSA Surveillance a 'Sham'
Der Spiegel: Three PRISMS? Parliament Seeks Clarity in NSA Espionage Scandal
Carta Maior, Brazil: Invasions of Privacy and the Tools of Terror Maintenance
O Globo, Brazil: Adjusting to Our 'Brave New World' of Liberty
O Globo, Brazil: NSA Targeted Latin American 'Trade Secrets'
O Globo, Brazil: Brazil 'Gravely Concerned' Over Massive NSA Espionage
O Globo, Brazil: Leading Brazilians Condemn U.S. Surveillance Against the Nation
ABC, Spain: Fear of Vladivostok Escape for Snowden Drives U.S. Threats Against Venezuela
Moskovskij Komsomolets, Russia: Snowden: Putin's Perfect 'Anti-Magnitisky' Weapon
Gazeta, Russia: Chapman and Snowden in: 'The Ghost of Sheremetyevo'
Izvestia, Russia: South vs. North: Snowden's Place in History is Assured
Kommersant, Russia: Snowden's Presence May Scuttle Obama's Visit to Russia
Izvestia, Russia: 'Servile Europeans' Inflict Huge Insult on Bolivians
Wiener Zeitung, Austria: Edward Snowden is No Enemy of Our State!
El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua: 'Imperial Nations' Mock International Law
La Stampa: Europe Will Rue Toppling Obama Over Snowden
Pagina Siete, Bolivia: U.S. Fears, Not Evil, Motivate Desperate Search for Snowden
The Hankyoreh, South Korea: What Hugo Chavez Would Say about U.S. Surveillance
Le Monde, France: French Big Brother is Watching You!
Guardian, U.K.: The NSA's Indiscriminate Mass Spying on Brazilians
Le Monde, France: French Political Class Holds 'Outrage Contest' Over NSA Spying
DNA, France: Espionage ... From Washington, With Love
Liberation, France: The NSA 'Panopticon'
Der Standard, Austria: Mass NSA Surveillance Implies 'Bizarre Presumption of Guilt'
Guardian,U.K.: NSA/GCHQ Metadata Reassurances are 'Breathtakingly Cynical'
Observer, U.K.: U.S. Attempts to Block Edward Snowden 'Bolsters' Case for Asylum
Der Tagesspiegel, Germany: NSA: Merkel Ignores the Nightmare of 'Stasi Squared'
El Nacional, Bolivia: Snowden: South America Must Take Stand Against Old Europe
Der Spiegel: What's All the Fuss About U.S. Spying?
Guardian, U.K.: Britain Blocks Crucial Espionage Talks between U.S. and Europe
Guardian, U.K.: France 'runs vast electronic spying operation using NSA-style Methods'
Guardian, U.K.: Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to Edward Snowden
Elsevier, The Netherlands: Snowden's Revelations are of 'No Benefit to Society'
El Universal, Venezuela: Maduro Uses Snowden Asylum to Distract Venezuelan People
Der Spiegel, Germany: NSA Spying on Germany: How Much Did Angela Merkel Know?
Der Spiegel, Germany Bolivia Irate Over Forced Landing
Der Spiegel, Germany: Germany Rejects Asylum for Snowden
News, Switzerland: Humanity's Cyber-Hypocrisy Overload
El Comercio, Ecuador: Wanting to Keep U.S. Trade Privileges is Not Treason!
Der Spiegel, Germany: Spying 'Out of Control': EU Official Questions Trade Negotiations
Der Spiegel, Germany: Growing Alarm: German Prosecutors To Review Allegations of U.S. Spying
Guardian, U.K.: New NSA Leaks Show how U.S. is Bugging its European Allies
Der Spiegel, Germany: Partner and Target: NSA Snoops on 500 Million German Data Connections
Hoy, Ecuador: Snowden Highlights Ecuador's Decision-Making Paradox
Diario de Noticias, Portugal: America 'Summons World' to Renewed Cold War
Guardian, U.K.: Ecuador Rejects U.S. Trade Pact to Thwart Snowden 'Blackmail'
Guardian, U.K: Glenn Greenwald on Personal Side of Taking on NSA - Personal Smears
Guardian, U.K: How NSA Continues to Harvest Your Online Data
Guardian, U.K: Edward Snowden's Next Step: Live Q&A
Gazeta, Russia: Why Russia, China, and Others, Love 'Poking America in the Eye'
Guardian, U.K.: Snowden Affair Revives Politics of the Cold War
Guardian, U.K.: 'History will be Kind' to Edward Snowden
Guardian, U.K.: Latin America is ready to defy the US over Snowden and other issues
Guardian, U.K.: Putin Confirms Snowden in Moscow Airport; No Extradition
The New York Times, U.S.: China Said to Have Made Call to Let Leaker Depart
People's Daily, China: U.S. Internet Hypocrisy Creates Global Suspicion
Global Times, China: Internet 'Muckraking Frenzy' Damaging China's Global Interests
Huanqiu, China: 'Demented' Hacking Charges Betray U.S. Scheme for Cyber Domination
Guardian, U.K.: Snowden Leaves Hong Kong for Moscow: Seeks Asylum in Ecuador
Financial Times, U.K.: Snowden Fallout Impacts China and Russia
Russia Today, Russia: VIDEO: Former MI5 Agent Judges Snowden 'Canny'
Folha, Brazil: Trust in the State Inadequate as a Pretext for NSA's Spying
Les Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace, France: Edward Snowden is Not the Issue
El Pais, Spain: Powerless, Europe Must Nevertheless Stand Up to NSA Spying Program
Global Times, China: Demonizing China Will Backfire on Americans
Global Times, China: Extraditing Snowden Would Be a Mistake
Xinhua, China: 'Idealistic' Edward Snowden Should be Welcomed by China
Mediapart, France: 'Autonomous Machines': World Reawakens to U.S. Web Dominance
Guardian, U.K.: Britain's GCHQ Intercepted Data from Foreign Politicians at G20 Summits
Le Monde, France: French Lawmakers Scramble Over News of NSA Surveillance
Le Temps, Switzerland: Last Resort for Confronting 'Electronic Big Brother'
The Frontier Post, Pakistan: On Global Spying for Selfish National Interest
Mediapart, France: The NSA is Spying on Us! What a Surprise!
El Espectador, Colombia: Please Consider Yourself Watched!
Le Monde, France: NSA Surveillance Storm Gathers Over Cloud Market
Folha, Brazil: Being 'Carioca' Helped Glenn Greenwald Break NSA Surveillance Story
Sol, Portugal: WikiLeaks and Facebook: What Came Before Will Soon Be Rubble
Guardian, U.K.: World Leaders Seek Answers on NSA Data Collection Programs
Guardian, U.K.: Artist Ai Weiwei: The U.S. is 'Behaving Like China'
Russia Today, Russia: Putin: Government Surveillance 'Should Not Break the Law'
Guardian, U.K.: Russia Offers to Consider Edward Snowden Asylum Request
Handelsblatt, Germany: Obama's Data Nightmare is Europe's
FAZ, Germany: Protect Us from Terrorism ... and Government Snooping
SCMP, Hong Kong: What Will Hong Kong do with Snowden? ... The World is Watching
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Suedostschweiz, Switzerland: Exposed: Spy Powers that Obama Shouldn't Use
Le Temps, Switzerland: Exploring the Limits of Sino-U.S. Compromise
Business Day, South Africa: Obama Sets 'Dubious Example' on Freedom
Economist, U.K.: The Reason We Fear Broad Surveillance
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