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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:28 PM

Lol oh lol ABC! Venezuela Election is a High Stakes Affair for Local Vigilante Groups

written by @ruedareport
Latin America correspondent for @UnivisionNews covering #drugwar, politics and culture

The article is worth a sardonic read.

Venezuela Election is a High Stakes Affair for Local Vigilante Groups

By MARTIN MARKOVITS and MANUEL RUEDA (@ruedareport)
March. 27, 2013


Members of the Victor Polay Campos colectivo await for Chavez?s casket to arrive in Caracas'23 de Enero Neighborhood on March 15, 2013. The Polay Campos Colectivo is one of twenty vigilante groups that patrols this Caracas neighborhood with guns and long range weapons. (Martin Markovits/Freelance)

In the Caracas barrio of 23 de Enero, a coalition of armed vigilante groups serves as the de facto security force. It also helps run social welfare programs for a neighborhood overrun by drug dealing.

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There are more than 20 autonomous colectivos in Caracas, and they're mostly centered in 23 de Enero, a community of makeshift shacks and public housing projects that is home to about 100,000 people. Their arsenal of weapons includes AK-47s, handguns and homemade grenades.

These Marxist-leaning groups are firm supporters of Venezuela's current socialist government, and over the past decade, have organized massive voter turnout campaigns that helped Chávez to comfortably win a majority of votes in the areas under their control. On April 14th, they will engage in another such campaign, and every member of the colectivos will be required to bring ten residents to the polls.

"We support Nicolas Maduro, whom we have known since he was a kid. He was a member of revolutionary groups just like ours. We are going to do whatever it takes to win the 10 million votes (that the government is aiming for in this election)," said Lisandro "Mao" Perez, director of colectivo Guerrilla Pedagogica.

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http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/ABC_Univision/venezuela-election-high-stakes-affair-local-vigilante-groups/story?id=18822407#.UVNFzxzXh8E

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:32 PM

1. LOL! nt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:38 PM

2. yeah we've known about the criminal paramilitary type colectivos for awhile now

chavistas of course.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:53 PM

6. Commies I tell you, COMMIES! With sharks & laser guns. Fighitng drug traffickers, according to ABC!



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Response to idwiyo (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:54 PM

7. LOL.

 

Gosh, I can't stop laughing.

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:30 PM

8. Yes exactly! I was just telling someone I have a feeling

ABC checks for Commies even under their coffeemaker, the bathroom sinks! And commies with guns lol fighitng drug traffickers.

I was laughing so hard when I read it and this thread is just making me laugh more

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:40 AM

11. As I said before, they're only paramilitary if we don't like them.

Otherwise they're revolutionaries.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:43 PM

3. The have no sense of ridiculous.

 

LOL.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:50 PM

5. ROFL, I love the description of the pic: "Colectivo leader Lisandro Perez otherwise known as "Mao"

poses in front of a mural of one of his heroes, Ernesto "Che" Guevara"

Priceless, I tell you, priceless!

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:45 PM

4. OMG! The HORROR! They organise VOTER TURNOUT CAMPAIGNS!!! They don't let drug traffickers sell drugs

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in neighborhoods or next to schools!!! The inhumanity of it! Oh shit... they run health clinics... THAT is absolutely unforgivable. Bloody commies, who the hell do they think the are???



RW press is certifiably insane. This article just confirms it once more

PS. I dont need to use a sarcasm smilie, do I?

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 06:57 AM

9. Scary indeed.

After school programs, expelling drug dealers, and all with government money too.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:43 AM

10. I wonder if they realize how ridiculous they are. Our corporate media, I mean.

Too funny, the horror of citizens GOTV and providing programs for their communities!

Even funnier is how the same MSM covered the Teabaggers, armed to the teeth, with their misspelled signs, attending Obama rallies, paid for by the Koch brothers.

Airc, they were a 'political force' a 'grassroots' organization. That was a new definition of 'grassroots' btw, whereby some obscenely wealthy political operators pay to bus in dozens of what looked like actors from a bad movie.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 01:11 AM

12. The MSM also fondly embraced the spectacle of "patriots" who showed up sporting their guns. Guns!

They swaggered around trying to intimidate normal people with the implication of violence, right-wing violence ahead down the road if the right doesn't get what it wants, and decides to take over without the messiness of holding elections, especially clean elections.

Very peculiar no one in any of a truly mouthy anti-left MSM didn't utter a peep regarding this blatant dirty threat being laid down by these sociopathic scums.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:06 AM

13. Why is it our same corporate media never felt it was appropriate to inform U.S. citizens

that Venezuela's former President (later impeached, and imprisoned) Carlos Andres Perez ordered his police, many of whom quit their jobs immediately, walking off and away from their employment, and then ordered his military to mow down what eventually became over 3,000 protesting Venezuelans in the street, even going into their neighborhoods in military tanks to get more of them? Venzuelans turned a corner psychologically during that time, naming this filthy blood feast "El Caracazo" massacre.

Yet, did we hear a peep from the good old boys at the U.S. corporate media outlets? HELL, NO. Carlos Andres Perez was a dear friend of the U.S. government, and beloved by George H. W. Bush.

Has our own corporate media EVER breathed a word to the U.S. public about the Nazi racist Youth Movement shock troopers in Bolivia, men who go into indigenous neighborhoods carrying clubs and beat the holy hell out of poor Bolivian people? OF COURSE NOT. They attack them on the street, they kill them, sometimes, they always at least end up spitting on them, assaulting even the indigenous women, calling them all filthy names, going out of their way as a matter of practice to let them know how much they are hated in their OWN country, where they were not even allowed to walk on the sidewalks until after a revolution in 1953.

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