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magbana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:12 AM
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Jean-Guy Allard: BOLIVIA PLOT- US Organization Related to CIA May Be Principal Backer (spanish)
Folks, Machetera sent this to me just now and we are trying to find out if Granma has translated this yet.

magbana

I haven't checked to see if they've translated this...

05/01/09 - Granma (Habana) - Organizacin CIA de Armando Valladares
vinculada a complot contra Evo Morales

JEAN-GUY ALLARD

La Fiscala boliviana ha identificado, este jueves 30 de abril, a Hugo Ach
Melgar, que AFP seala como el representante en Bolivia de la ONG
estadounidense Fundacin Human Rights (FHR), como principal financiador de
la pandilla terrorista desarticulada el da 16 de este mes en Santa Cruz,
mientras urda el asesinato del presidente Evo Morales.

La FHR es una organizacin neoyorquina conocida por sus actividades
injerencistas y sus vnculos con la CIA, cuyo Secretario General es el
terrorista de origen cubano Armando Valladares.

El fiscal Marcelo Sosa, director de las investigaciones de este caso,
identific a Ach, alias "Sperman", junto a Alejandro Melgar, "El Lucas",
como integrantes y financiadores del complot.

Desde Estados Unidos donde se encuentra, en declaraciones a un canal de
televisin de La Paz, Ach rechaz las denuncias pero confes que se reuni
con el jefe de la banda asesina, el hngaro-boliviano Eduardo Rzsa-Flores,
en "cuatro o cinco" ocasiones.

La banda terrorista de Rzsa-Flores fue desarticulada hace dos semanas en un
operativo de la polica boliviana. Tres de los mercenarios, entre ellos el
supuesto lder del grupo, Eduardo Rzsa-Flores, muri en el tiroteo,
mientras se detuvo a otros dos, actualmente recluidos en un penal de La Paz.
Las autoridades luego capturaron a otros dos conspiradores, ambos miembros
de la organizacin fascista Unin Juvenil Cruceista, que proveyeron armas
al grupo.

UN NEONAZI HNGARO RECUPERADO

Nacido en Bolivia, Eduardo Rzsa Flores, el jefe de origen hngaro de la
conspiracin para asesinar a Evo, perteneca a crculos de la extrema
derecha de Hungra cercanos al partido neonazi Jobbik, quien mantiene
ilegalmente una organizacin paramilitar, la Guardia Hngara.

Segn el sitio web Hungarian Spectrum, se sum al principio de los aos 90
al ejrcito de Croatia, participa en varios combates y fue herido tres
veces. Sospechoso de trafico de armas y de droga, abandona el territorio
croata y regresa en 1994 a Hungra donde se asocia a los crculos neonazis.

Dos de sus cmplices tambin presentan biografas que terminan en los
crculos de extrema derecha. rpd Magyarosi, muerto en el asalto, y Eld
Ts, en detencin, son de la Szkely Lgi (Legin Siculus), una
organizacin paramilitar que proyect ataques de comandos contra el
territorio rumano. El irlands Michael Martin Dwyer fue mercenario en los
Balkanes y conoci posiblemente ah al lder del grupo en Croatia.
En Bolivia, Rzsa estuvo en contacto con Jorge Mones Ruiz, capo de
UnoAmrica, fundacin fascista asociada a la CIA. Segn EFE, uno de los
detenidos del complot de Santa Cruz, Juan Carlos Gueder, ya confes haberse
reunido con Rzsa-Flores y denunci a Ach que, dijo, tambin debera "dar la
cara".

El cmplice de Ach, Alejandro "Lucas" Melgar, se encuentra en Uruguay
adonde, segn su familia, viaj tras "participar en un torneo de tiro
deportivo".

Segn la Fiscala, Melgar fue quien contrat al dueo del vehculo con el
que Rsza, en un primer intento, dinamit el acceso a la casa del cardenal
Julio Terrazas, el pasado 14 de este mes, en una accin de provocacin.

Trabajadores de los cuatro hoteles de lujo donde se alojaron los mercenarios
y empleados de la Cooperativa de Telfonos Santa Cruz sern citados por la
Fiscala.

Ayer compareci en el Juzgado Octavo de Instruccin en lo Penal, un testigo
calificado de clave por la Fiscala, quien present un vdeo grabado con un
telfono celular, en el cual Rzsa-Flores habla de sus planes asesinos
contra la vida del presidente Evo Morales.

VALLADARES: "POETA", "PARALTICO" Y AGENTE CIA

Arrestado a finales de 1960 en La Habana, mientras situaba explosivos en
lugares pblicos por cuenta de la CIA, Armando Valladares se hizo famoso por
su burlesca salida de la crcel, solicitada desde el exterior, disfrazado de
"paraltico poeta". Informante de la polica batistiana, luego se dedic al
sabotaje hasta su detencin.

El nico libro que "escribi" Valladares, titulado irnicamente "Desde mi
silla de ruedas", fue escrito por su socio y cmplice, Carlos Alberto
Montaner.

A su llegada a Estados Unidos, Valladares se puso a disposicin de la
inteligencia norteamericana con un servilismo extremo, al punto de ser
nombrado embajador en Ginebra por el ultraderechista Ronald Reagan.
Valladares, a travs de su "Human Rights Foundation" public en octubre un
"Informe sobre la situacin de los derechos humanos en Bolivia" en el cual
denunciaba la "violencia poltica" en ese pas.

Segn la abogada e investigadora venezolana Eva Golinger, autora de La
Teleraa Imperial, la Human Rights Foundation fue creada por Thor Halvorssen
Mendoza, en el 2005, para atacar y desacreditar los gobiernos de Venezuela,
Bolivia y Ecuador. Hijo de una de las familias ms ricas de Venezuela,
Halvorssen trabaj con la CIA en El Salvador y Nicaragua.

Hace un ao, el 4 de mayo, el agente CIA Valladares ofici como "observador"
del referendo ilegal de Santa Cruz a nombre de su organizacin. =
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:30 AM
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1. So there IS a link between HRF and CIA! There it is, right there!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 11:31 AM by EFerrari
Segn la abogada e investigadora venezolana Eva Golinger, autora de La
Teleraa Imperial, la Human Rights Foundation fue creada por Thor Halvorssen
Mendoza, en el 2005, para atacar y desacreditar los gobiernos de Venezuela,
Bolivia y Ecuador. Hijo de una de las familias ms ricas de Venezuela,
Halvorssen trabaj con la CIA en El Salvador y Nicaragua.

According to Venezuelan attorney and investigator Eva Golinger, author of La Telerana Imperial, the Human Rights Foundation was founded by Tor Halvorssen Mendoza in 2005 in order to attack discredit the governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. The son of one of the most wealthy families in Venezuela, Halverssen worked with the CIA in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:58 AM
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2. So, let me get this straight: while Obama, Clinton and the State Department
have been lecturing Cuba on human rights and democracy, a CIA front group has been funding the overthrow of the Bolivian government starting with the assassination of Evo Morales and other federal officers.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:51 PM
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4. Morales speech warning NGOs




La Paz, 1 may (ABI).- El presidente Evo Morales advirti el viernes que las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONGs) o las denominadas fundaciones que sean descubiertas en afanes subversivos sern expulsadas del pas, al denunciar a Human Rights en acciones sospechosas y secesionistas en Bolivia.

"Compaeras y compaeros en esta dura investigacin sobre algunos separatistas encontramos una fundacin Human Rights trabajando con esos extranjeros (de la clula terrorista descubierta en Santa Cruz) que vienen a dividir Bolivia", denunci el mandatario en su discurso de celebracin del Da Internacional del Trabajo.

"Y quiero decir, de manera pblica, si hay extranjeros como esta fundacin Human Rights, sobre derechos humanos, que siguen trabajando con estos grupos separatistas, esos extranjeros tendran que irse", sentenci.


http://www.abi.bo/index.php?i=noticias_texto_paleta&j=2...

==================
response by the foundation to Morales hours later.

FUNDACIN DE DERECHOS HUMANOS DENUNCIA REPRESALIAS DEL GOBIERNO

La Fundacin de Derechos Humanos de Bolivia (Human Rights Foundation-Bolivia) desmiente enrgicamente las acusaciones vertidas en su contra por el presidente Evo Morales y denuncia ante la comunidad internacional la persecucin emprendida por el gobierno boliviano contra los defensores de los derechos humanos.

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Aclaramos al Sr. Presidente Evo Morales que no est facultado legalmente para expulsar a nuestra organizacin del territorio nacional, por tratarse de una Fundacin con personera jurdica boliviana. Nuestra organizacin coopera en su accionar con la fundacin homnima con sede en Nueva York, Human Rights Foundation, con la que nos une un convenio de colaboracin. Sin embargo, no recibimos financiamiento de ninguna fuente externa, siendo realizadas todas las acciones con el exclusivo aporte de nuestros miembros.

http://hrfbolivia.blogspot.com /


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:53 PM
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5. Good! Dales, Evo!
And fuck them. As soon as I looked at their website, I knew there was something wrong with these people. That was about a month ago when someone used it to "prove" that Chavez tortured.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:35 PM
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3. Morales singled out HRF yesterday in his May Day speech






He warned that any NGO's working to split the country would have to leave. Then he specifically mentioned the Human Rights Foundation by name and its director, a Bolivian named Acha.

I looked up this outfit and it set up shop in Bolivia in 2007. But not in La Paz, the seat of the government. Instead it made its headquarters in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the hotbed of resistance to Morales.

Looking at the foundation's website, our old friend Armando Valladares is the chairman of the New York-based foundation. The other names I am not familar with.

Horus after Morales spoke, the foundation in Bolivia issued a statement denying Morales' charge, and in an amazing paragraph, said Morales had no legal right to boot the foundation from Bolivia.

Oh, read on an Irish website that the Bolivian director of the foundation in Santa Cruz, , had bugged out to the United States.



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:06 PM
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6. They are claiming to be a Bolivian organization with a relationship
to the HRF in New York. If that's how the group was established in 2007, they're right. He can't kick them out but he can prosecute them under Bolivian law, right?
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:04 PM
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7. Seems to me that if a foreign foundation or NGO


is discovered to be engaged in subversive activities, Morales has all the right to boot them out of the country. He kicked out the DEA and the U.S. ambassador so this Human rights foundation is nothing compared to them.

By the way, the foundation also has a branch in Quito.

http://www.humanrightsfoundation.org/media/091708.html


Correa today called for a massive, peaceful march to protest what he called a destabilization effort by the opposition (led by Lucio Gutierrez who has said there was "monstrous fraud" in the election.

http://www.abn.info.ve/noticia.php?articulo=180190&lee=...

Interesting day in Latam, but now off to wager on the Kentucky Derby :)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:24 PM
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8. Buena suerte! They're saying that they're an independent entity
but they could be lying. It's an easy matter to determine -- they either have a charter of their own or they don't. Either way, Evo has options and I hope he kicks their @sses out of Bolivia.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:05 PM
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9. magbana: I'm dying to write about these HRF mofos.
Not sure which thread to pull. Maybe start off by calling every big name on their "international council" list and asking them if they know they're supporting assassination plots against sovereign governments on Monday.

I notice at their website, their physical address is on 5th Avenue. For an NGO that no one has ever heard of, that's pretty pricey I'd say.
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magbana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:11 PM
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10. EFerrari, I noticed the 5th Avenue address this morning as well. This is a high end
NGO. Maybe we should start referring to them as PGO -- private, governmental org. ha!

I think you ought to begin whacking away at these folks. I also checked a few things out this morning and HRF has been dabbling in Haiti and the DR, primarily about the slave Haitian labor working in the sugar cane fields, human trafficking etc. in the DR. I found out that THOR JR. was the producer of a film about this which you and others may have heard of "Sugar Babies." the director is Amy Serrano, a Cuban from Miami. Here is an article that HRF issued when the movie came out. there is alot to be untangled in this article and I will get back to the list with more info.
magbana

"Dominican Government Calls for Censorship of HRF Film on Human Trafficking

MIAMI (June 29, 2007) -- The Human Rights Foundations new documentary about human trafficking in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was the subject of a volatile confrontation that took place Wednesday on the campus of Florida International University, requiring the presence of several police officers. The confrontation involved a diplomat representing the government of the Dominican Republic.

The feature-length documentary film The Sugar Babies: The Plight of the Children of Agricultural Workers in the Sugar Industry of the Dominican Republic is composed of gripping field testimonies and hidden camera footage obtained during 18 months of documentation. The film features interviews with Ambassador of Haiti to the United States Raymond Joseph, the U.S. Department of States Ambassador John Miller from the Office of Human Trafficking, and a number of other experts and activists.

The government of the Dominican Republic and the mercantilist businessmen there who control the sugar lobby in Washington are complicit in human trafficking and this film explains and exposes just how they go about exploiting Haitian illegal immigrantsincluding childrenthat they bring across the border to work in the fields, said HRF President Thor Halvorssen. It is disgraceful and dishonorable, all the more so given the colossal amounts of corporate welfare they receive from the taxpayers of the United States.

One of the beneficiaries of the human trafficking depicted in the film is the Fanjul family which has contributed millions of dollars to American presidential campaigns. Lawyers representing a Miami-based television station sent a cease and desist letter to FIU to shut down the preview screening. Their letter falsely complained about 11 minutes of the film they claimed violated copyright law.

The footage used runs less than one minute and meets Fair Use guidelines, said Halvorssen. The additional ten minutes, showing the Fanjuls, was obtained privately with the use of a hidden camera and is owned by the film company. The crude attempt to shut down the film shows how much they fear this getting out.

The screening went ahead and was heavily attended by representatives of the Dominican government who distributed a communiqu claiming there was an effort to defame the Dominican Republic and its people. It is very convenient to claim this in order to whip up nationalist sentiment, said Halvorssen. If a human rights group criticizes the behavior of a government, that doesnt translate into an attack on the country and its people. The filmmaker and her crew did not create conditions of modern slaverythe government and its business cronies did.

The question and answer period following the film began with the Dominican consul, Manuel Almanzaro, taking the microphone and announcing that the film was base and that he would give a prepared speech on the subject. The consul had originally intended that FIU screen a 7-minute government film following The Sugar Babies. When told it was a question and answer session, the diplomat and his entourage became unsettled and police officers had to ask Almanzaro to take his seat. After declaring that his freedom of speech had been assaulted, Almanzaro stormed out.

The Human Rights Foundation became involved with the film after Ambassador Armando Valladares, HRFs Chairman, traveled to the Dominican Republic in early 2005 on a fact-finding trip and personally visited the labor camps shown in the film. We believe film is an excellent medium to bring this terrible situation to light. We have full confidence in the accuracy of the films findings, said Valladares.

The film was funded entirely by private individuals with donations that ranged from $10 to $10,000. The films budget was less than $110,000. The Sugar Babies is narrated by award-winning author Edwidge Danticat, with music by Bill Cruz.

The 99-minute documentary is in Spanish, Creole, French and English and was written, shot, produced and directed by independent filmmaker Amy Serrano who had full editorial control of the film. The Sugar Babies was produced through Siren Studios in association with the Hope, Courage and Justice Project and the Human Rights Foundation. It is targeted for international release via film festivals, television, and human rights organizations.

HRF is an international nonpartisan organization devoted to defending human rights in the American hemisphere. It centers its work on the twin concepts of freedom of self-determination and freedom from tyranny. These ideals include the belief that all human beings have the rights to speak freely, to associate with those of like mind, and to leave and enter their countries. Individuals in a free society must be accorded equal treatment and due process under law, and must have the opportunity to participate in the governments of their countries; HRFs ideals likewise find expression in the conviction that all human beings have the right to be free from arbitrary detainment or exile and from interference and coercion in matters of conscience. HRFs International Council includes former prisoners of conscience Vladimir Bukovsky, Palden Gyatso, Armando Valladares, Ramn J. Velsquez, Elie Wiesel, and Harry Wu.



Contact: Manuel Almanzar, Dominican Republic Consulate General In Miami, (305) 358.3221
Contact: Thor Halvorssen, Human Rights Foundation, (212) 246.8486, info@thehrf.org
Contact: Amy Serrano, Siren Studios, (212) 246.8486, sarah@thehrf.org
Contact: Gaston Cantens, Florida Crystals Corporation, (561) 366.5100


Human Rights Foundation
350 Fifth Avenue, #809
New York, NY 10118
Phone: (212) 246-8486
Fax: (212) 643-4278 info@thehrf.org
www.thehrf.org

"
http://www.humanrightsfoundation.org/media/mediaSugarBa...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:31 PM
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11. Fakery. My first question is, what interest does HRF represent that is
in competition with the owners of the outfits they're critiquing? :shrug:

I'm in the info gathering mode right now. Eva says in the article I sent you that HFR doesn't disclose their financing. That's one place to start.

Also, Simon Romero has a hit piece out today that tries to blame the Morales government for shooting those three poor assassins and that tries to frame the whole fascist scene in Santa Cruz as an independence movement. :crazy:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:48 PM
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12. The kid is trying to create credibility for himself by focusing on the Fanjuls, who were outed years
ago. Even CBS did a long, LONG expose years and years ago on these guys, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also did one, Big Sugar: Sweet, White & Deadly in 2005. Here's a torrent of their documentary:
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1663185

The CBS one, which I saw years ago was unbearably sad, shockingly brutal.

Here's a great article, In the Kingdom of Big Sugar
Marie Brenner
VANITY FAIR, Febuary 2001

http://www.mariebrenner.com/PDF/KingdomOfBigSugar.pdf

Clearly these people suspect normal folks are "on" to them, and they need to create an impression of legitimacy, so they strike out and cover something we all knew about long, long ago.

In fact, Fanjuls are somewhat removed from direct attacks now, after tons of lawsuits arranged by people concerned with human rights, due to the fact they've mechanized a lot of their operations, and don't force as much labor from as many innocent poor people who are trying to feed themselves and their family, all at a TERRIBLE, deadly price.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 05:09 PM
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13. So, they're lazy fakes on top of everything else. That makes perfect sense. n/t
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