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SFS Senior Advisor Dardo Lopez-Dolz comments on the crisis in Venezuela

Dardo Lopez-DolzThe former Vice Minister of Interior of Peru and current SFS senior advisor, Dardo López-Dolz, offers insightful commentary on the crisis in Venezuela. The first short opinion piece compares the “Declaration of Havana” to the Tripartite Pact in WWII, and summons the Peruvian government to get out of this shameful treaty that is repressing the Venezuelan people. 


CELAC and UNASUR, reinventions of the Tripartite Pact of WWII

on February 17, 2014 in

As soon as the public learned of the atrocities committed by the Nicolás Maduro government against his own people in the face of the recent peaceful protests in Venezuela, it became clear why this Cuban patron needed to obtain a “Declaration of Havana,” which our own country (Peru) shamefully signed as well.

The Cuban intelligence G-2, confronted by the irrefutable reality of a popular, growing and incontrollable unrest in their puppet government of Venezuela, needed a document that gave them a blank check to disavow the right to life and liberty of Venezuelans, a document that implies the subsistence of freedom and democracy on our continent, one we (Peruvians) should have never signed as a country.

The subsequent declaration of UNASUR “victimizing” Maduro, responsible for the human carnage commanded by the Castro’s from Havana, was a predictable second step. 

What path remains for Latin American governments that are sincerely democratic and respectful of the rights of the Venezuelan people? Only one, denounce the treaties that bind us to this shameful reinvention of the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo (Tripartite) pact of WWII and move us away from such countries as soon as possible.

The citizens of neighboring countries who decide to “look the other way” without separating from UNASUR and CELAC will find out that it’s only a waiting game for the implementation of the same recipe.

Hopefully the current Peruvian government (although erratic) will stand strong in defense of the values of our citizens, values that our upheld in our Constitution. 

View original in Spanish.

The second piece is a call to action, implying that the Venezuelan people will not be able to rid themselves of their tyrannical government without the help of other nations in the region. 

Ingratitude or Solidarity

on February 25, 2014 in

It’s been almost 200 years since Latin America wanted to liberate itself from the economic and administrative yoke of the Spanish crown, Simon Bolivar and San Martín, undertook both feats to make it possible.

Today, the liberty and the life of the descendants of the land of Bolivar is methodically squeezed with impunity by a style of government that involves a form of exploitation a thousand times more detrimental than the one that motivated the war of independence, a bloody regime with absolute and systematic contempt for human life, and that, seemingly, feels sure that non- intervention from other governments of the subcontinent (except Castro Cuba, the puppeteer) in protecting the economic support that many gave Chávez in his rise to power.

Unfortunately, it is naive to think that “guarimbas” or peaceful protests will be enough to topple a government backed by an armed criminal militia, entering from the island by the successful system of intelligence that has harassed human liberty for over 40 years. Neither Gandhi nor Mandela would have gone beyond the wall or gallows in the times of Hitler, Stalin, or Mussolini. Human history is filled with lessons. When extreme cruelty is the government, there is only one solution– to be equally as extreme.

But the disarmed and defenseless Venezuelan people would take many years to organize themselves to successfully confront the experienced Cuban system of repression, and in the meantime violence would spread across the entire continent.

We cannot continue to watch from a chair on the beach, it is essential to take a position, as history will judge. 

Read original in Spanish.


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