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jueves, 15 de mayo de 2008

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Un regalo para tí: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AfWx8vek
Siempre es preciso saber cuándo se acaba una etapa de la vida. Si insistes en permanecer en ella, más allá del tiempo necesario, pierdes la alegría y el sentido del resto. Cerrando círculos, o cerrando puertas, o cerrando capítulos. Como quieras llamarlo, lo importante es poder cerrarlos, dejar ir momentos de la vida que se van clausurando. ¿Terminó con su trabajo?, ¿Se acabó la relación?, ¿Ya no vive más en esa casa?, ¿Debe irse de viaje?, ¿La amistad se acabó?. Puede pasarse mucho tiempo de su presente "revolcándose" en los por qués, en devolver el casette y tratar de entender por qué sucedió tal o cual hecho. El desgaste sería infinito porque en la vida, usted, yo, su amigo, sus hijos, sus hermanas, todos y todas, estamos abocados a ir cerrando capítulos, a pasar la hoja, a terminar con etapas o con momentos de la vida y seguir adelante. No podemos estar en el presente añorando el pasado. Ni siquiera preguntándonos por qué. Lo que sucedió, sucedió, y hay que soltar, hay que desprenderse. No podemos ser niños eternos, ni adolescentes tardíos, ni empleados de empresas inexistentes, ni tener vínculos con quien no quiere estar vinculado a nosotros. No. ¡Los hechos pasan y hay que dejarlos ir! Por eso a veces es tan importante destruir recuerdos, regalar presentes, cambiar de casa, documentos por tirar, libros por vender o regalar. Los cambios externos pueden simbolizar procesos interiores de superación. Dejar ir, soltar, desprenderse. En la vida nadie juega con las cartas marcadas, y hay que aprender a perder y a ganar. Hay que dejar ir, hay que pasar la hoja, hay que vivir con sólo lo que tenemos en el presente!. El pasado ya pasó. No espere que le devuelvan, no espere que le reconozcan, no espere que alguna vez se den cuenta de quién es usted. Suelte el resentimiento, el prender "su televisor personal" para darle y darle al asunto, lo único que consigue es dañarlo mentalmente, envenenarlo, amargarlo. La vida está para adelante, nunca para atrás. Porque si usted anda por la vida dejando "puertas abiertas", por si acaso, nunca podrá desprenderse, ni vivir lo de hoy con satisfacción. Noviazgos o amistades que no clausuran, posibilidades de "regresar" (a qué?), necesidad de aclaraciones, palabras que no se dijeron, silencios que lo invadieron. ¡Si puede enfrentarlos ya y ahora, hágalo!, si no, déjelo ir, cierre capítulos. Dígase a usted mismo que no, que no vuelve. Pero no por orgullo ni soberbia, sino porque usted ya no encaja allí, en ese lugar, en ese corazón, en esa habitación, en esa casa, en ese escritorio, en ese oficio. Usted ya no es el mismo que se fué, hace dos días, hace tres meses, hace un año, por lo tanto, no hay nada a que volver. Cierre la puerta, pase la hoja, cierre el círculo. Ni usted será el mismo, ni el entorno al que regresa será igual, porque en la vida nada se queda quieto, nada es estático. Es salud mental, amor por usted mismo; desprender lo que ya no está en su vida. Recuerde que nada ni nadie es indispensable. Ni una persona, ni un lugar, ni un trabajo, nada es vital para vivir porque: cuando usted vino a este mundo 'llegó' sin ese adhesivo, por lo tanto es "costumbre" vivir pegado a él, y es un trabajo personal aprender a vivir sin él, sin el adhesivo humano o físico que hoy le duele dejar ir. Es un proceso de aprender a desprenderse y humanamente se puede lograr porque, le repito, !nada ni nadie nos es indispensable!. Sólo es costumbre, apego, necesidad. Pero .... cierre, clausure, limpie, tire, oxigene, despréndase, sacuda, suelte. Hay tantas palabras para significar salud mental y cualquiera que sea la que escoja, le ayudará definitivamente a seguir para adelante con tranquilidad. ¡Esa es la vida!. Las Etapas - P. Coelho.

A cache of controversial computer files ...

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A cache of controversial computer files closely tying Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to communist rebels seeking to topple Colombia's government appear to be authentic, U.S. intelligence officials say - The trove -- found on a dead guerrilla leader's laptops during a military raid in March -- is likely to ratchet up pressure for the U.S. to impose sanctions on one of its most important oil suppliers. The files that have been made public so far have largely confirmed Mr. Chavez's well-known sympathy for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. But a review by The Wall Street Journal of more than 100 new files from the computers suggests that Venezuela has broader and deeper ties to the FARC than previously known. These documents indicate Venezuela appears to be making concrete offers to help arm the rebels, possibly with rocket-propelled grenades and ground-to-air missiles. The files suggest that Venezuela offered the FARC the use of one of its ports to receive arms shipments, and that Venezuela raised the prospect of drawing up a joint security plan with the FARC and sought basic training in guerrilla-warfare techniques. "There is complete agreement in the intelligence community that these documents are what they purport to be," a senior U.S. official said. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has been sharing its assessments with the White House, this official said. Washington's stance is likely to hurt Venezuela's already deeply strained relationship with the U.S., its biggest trade partner. It could also add pressure for the U.S. to declare Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism, alongside Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, and impose sanctions. Mr. Chavez has repeatedly said the files were faked by Colombia. "We don't recognize the validity of any of these documents," Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Wednesday interview. "They are false, and an attempt to discredit the Venezuelan government." Interpol, the international police organization, has yet to give its view on the files' legitimacy. Colombia asked Interpol to perform an independent forensic analysis, and next week, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble is scheduled to travel to Colombia to present the findings. Mr. Noble declined to comment on Interpol's conclusions. He said Interpol hasn't yet briefed foreign governments on its findings. "Anyone who has told you that Interpol has informed him about our findings has given you false information," he said. The computer files hint at the depth of Mr. Chavez's antipathy towards the U.S., which he often describes as an "empire" oppressing Latin America. According to one document, Venezuela's interior minister, Ramon Rodriguez Chacin, last November asked the FARC to train Venezuela's military in nuts-and-bolts guerrilla tactics -- including "operational tactics, explosives, . . . jungle camps, ambushes, logistics, mobility" -- so that soldiers would be prepared to fight a guerrilla war if the U.S. were to invade Venezuela. The documents are among more than 10,000 files that Colombian intelligence services say came from three computers belonging to Raul Reyes, the FARC's former second-in-command. Mr. Reyes was killed in March when Colombia's military staged a contentious cross-border raid into Ecuador, where he was camped. The FARC itself has suggested the files are fake. A FARC statement published on the Web site of Venezuela's Information Ministry ridiculed Colombia's claims about the computer files, saying computers couldn't have survived the Colombian army attack "even if they had been bullet-proof." A senior staffer in the U.S. Senate, who had been briefed on the contents of the files, cautioned that Mr. Chavez is known for his bombast, and that while tantalizing, the information in the files would need careful corroboration before action is taken against Venezuela. "We need to see proof of what is mentioned in the reports," the staffer said. There have been some recent indications that the computers contain accurate information. Police in Costa Rica staged a successful raid on a home belonging to alleged FARC sympathizers, and recovered $480,000 in cash, guided by information from the documents suggesting the money would be located there. In addition, Ecuador's interior minister confirmed that he had met with Mr. Reyes, after an email describing the previously secret meeting was found on the laptops and made public by Colombia. The FARC, which has been fighting for control of Colombia for nearly a half-century, funds itself mostly through drug trafficking and kidnapping for ransom. The U.S. considers it to be one of the world's main cocaine suppliers. The FARC is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S., Canada, Colombia and the European Union. For the U.S., any group that deliberately attacks civilians for political reasons merits such a designation. With troop strength estimated at around 9,000 fighters, that would make the FARC Latin America's oldest and largest such group. However, Colombia's neighbors, including Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil, don't consider the FARC to be a terrorist organization. Indeed, Mr. Chavez has hailed the group as brother revolutionaries. He has thrown Venezuela's weight behind an effort to remove the FARC from terrorist lists and instead grant the group diplomatic recognition as a "belligerent army." According to the senior U.S. intelligence official, the Colombian government delivered "thousands" of the controversial documents to Washington in March. Since then, American technical experts have studied them for signs of forgery and to assess whether they correspond to the methods the FARC typically uses to communicate. "There are no indications whatsoever that they've been fabricated by the Colombians," the official said. The official said that the most troubling information in the files suggested the FARC's willingness to purchase virtually any type of weapon from any source. The official said Mr. Chavez's government has increasingly been willing to help the FARC reach international buyers. The official cited the FARC's particular desire to acquire surface-to-air missiles, although he said there weren't any signs of the guerrilla movement succeeding. During a speech Wednesday on Latin American relations, President Bush brought up the FARC situation. "Colombia faces a hostile and anti-American neighbor in Venezuela, where the regime has forged an alliance with Cuba, collaborated with FARC terrorists, and provided sanctuary to FARC units." According to a study last week from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sanctions against Venezuela could backfire if done poorly. The U.S. would need to rally significant regional support or risk that sanctions become "counterproductive" by stirring nationalist or anti-U.S. sentiments. Venezuela has mounted a vigorous diplomatic offensive to block any move by the U.S. to declare the nation a terrorism sponsor. Such a declaration would prompt U.S. economic sanctions, disrupt $50 billion in annual bilateral trade and jolt the already jittery global oil market, since Venezuela is a major oil producer. In a speech last month in New York, Mr. Alvarez, Venezuela's ambassador, warned the U.S. would pay a heavy economic price if it made any such move. "There will be very grave economic consequences," Mr. Alvarez said, adding that some 230,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on U.S. exports to Venezuela, which in turn sends some 1.58 million barrels of oil daily to the U.S. The documents suggest Mr. Chavez is personally involved in helping the guerrillas. In a September 2007 message to the FARC's ruling body, a commander wrote: "Chavez is studying our documents and has said that just like Fidel [Castro] has decided to delegate his other responsibilities to concentrate on the Venezuelan situation, he [Chavez] is ready to do the same to dedicate more time to Colombia." Colombia has long accused Venezuela of letting the FARC operate on its side of the border, allegations the Venezuelans have denied. But according to one 2005 email, from Jorge Briceno (known as Mono Jojoy, a top FARC military commander), the rebels at that time had some 370 guerrillas and urban sympathizers operating inside Venezuela. One email, apparently sent by a FARC commander known as "Timochenko" to the guerrillas' ruling body in March 2007, describes meetings with Venezuelan naval-intelligence officers who offer the FARC assistance in getting "rockets." The Venezuelans also offer to help a FARC guerrilla travel to the Middle East to learn how to use the rockets. Colombian military analysts believe the reference is to shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, a weapon that the guerrillas desperately need if they hope to blunt Colombia's recent gains. "The FARC realizes that its military problem is air power," says Gen. Oscar Naranjo, who heads the country's national police. In another email dated early 2007, FARC commander Ivan Marquez describes meetings with the Venezuelan military's intelligence chief, Gen. Hugo Carvajal, and another Venezuelan officer to talk about "finances, arms and border policy." Mr. Marquez relates that the Venezuelans will provide the guerrillas some 20 "very powerful bazookas," which Colombian military officials believe is a reference to rocket-propelled grenade launchers. An officer reached at Gen. Carvajal's office said the general was the only person authorized to comment and he couldn't be reached because he was traveling. At the meeting with Gen. Carvajal, another Venezuelan general is described as offering the port of Maracaibo to facilitate arms shipments to the guerrillas. The general suggests piggybacking on shipments from Russia -- from which Venezuela itself is buying everything from Kalashnikovs to jet fighters -- to "include some containers destined to the FARC" with various arms for the guerrillas' own use. A spokesman at the Russian embassy in Washington declined to comment. The proposals to obtain weaponry are part of a broad program of economic and political support for the FARC from Mr. Chavez's government, some of which was detailed in emails that were made public in the days just after the cross-border military raid that yielded the computer files. Another email describes a November meeting between two FARC commanders and Mr. Chavez. The commanders, Ricardo Granda and Ivan Marquez, report back in the email that Mr. Chavez gave orders to create "rest areas" and hospital zones for the guerrillas to use on the Venezuelan side of the border. Many documents talk about how to fit generous offers of Venezuelan aid to the FARC's long-term "strategic plan" of taking power in Colombia. In one document dated January 2007, one top FARC commander speaks of a "loan" for $250 million to buy arms which the FARC will pay back once it has reached power. "Don't think of it as a loan, think of it as solidarity," says Mr. Rodriguez Chacin, the interior minister, in another document. Mr. Rodriguez Chacin's press office didn't respond to a request for comment. Earlier this week, he dismissed Colombian newspaper reports that Interpol had confirmed that the computer documents were authentic, according to an Interior Ministry press release. "Imagine somebody taking [evidence] home and manipulating it as he wants, and afterwards presenting it," he said. "What court in the world will accept that evidence?" While the documents indicate that the FARC is appreciative of Venezuela's efforts, privately the guerrillas occasionally make fun of the Venezuelans' work habits. "It hasn't been easy for us to adapt to the way of being of the Venezuelans," complains Mr. Reyes in one document. "It doesn't seem as if they are conscious of their boring lack of formality." Mr. Chavez "always leaves things until the last moment."

Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels


Officials Served as Middlemen With Arms Dealers, Files Show - By Juan Forero - Washington Post Foreign Service - Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Caracas, Venezuela, May 14 - High-ranking officials in Venezuela offered to help Colombian guerrillas obtain surface-to-air missiles meant to change the balance of power in their war with the Colombian government, according to internal rebel documents. Venezuelan officials served as middlemen with Australian arms dealers and agreed to help the rebel commanders travel to the Middle East to receive missile training, according to files on computer hard drives seized by Colombian authorities and shown to The Washington Post. In interviews, Colombian officials said they have no evidence that the guerrillas obtained the antiaircraft missiles but added that Venezuelan authorities appear to have provided light arms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The disclosures have already started to reverberate in the Bush administration and among Latin America policymakers on Capitol Hill, where a small group of Republicans has proposed classifying Venezuela, a major oil exporter to the United States, as a state sponsor of terrorism. The United States and Europe long ago blacklisted the rebel organization, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, as a terrorist group. At Colombia's request, Interpol, the international police agency, has completed an extensive forensic analysis on the hard drives, which were confiscated in an army raid on a rebel camp on March 1. On Thursday, Interpol is expected to announce that there is no evidence that anyone tampered with the hard drives after they were seized, though the agency cannot vouch for the veracity of the rebels' claims, according to an American official knowledgeable about the study. The documents are the latest to be released among 16,000 files and photographs being reviewed by Colombian and U.S. officials that describe meetings between FARC commanders and Venezuelan officials, including Interior Minister Ramón Rodríguez Chacín; the military intelligence chief, Gen. Hugo Carvajal; other top generals such as Clíver Alcalá; and Amilkar Figueroa, who organizes Venezuela's civilian militias. President Hugo Chávez, who has publicly lauded the FARC and characterized Colombia's government as illegitimate, ridiculed the latest batch of correspondence Sunday as "imbecilic documents." He cast Colombian President Álvaro Uribe as a "manipulator" linked to drug trafficking and charged that the Bush administration is using the documents as a pretext to invade Venezuela from Colombia. Communications Minister Andrés Izarra, speaking to a group of American newspaper editors on Tuesday in Caracas, called the findings "laughable." "It's part of the lies that are spread around every day against what we are doing," he said. Colombian officials made dozens of documents available to reporters shortly after commandos recovered laptops and hard drives in a rebel camp just inside Ecuador's northern border. The documents belonged to Luis Edgar Devia, alias Raúl Reyes, a top commander killed in an airstrike on the camp. But documents released more recently to the Wall Street Journal, El Pais of Madrid and The Post reveal that ties between Venezuela's government and the FARC included plans to procure a range of arms to help the guerrillas turn back Colombian government offensives. "What they show is that the level of cooperation was much more than what we had earlier estimated," Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said in an interview this week. "We knew there was a level of cooperation, but not as intense, not as close and not as effective as we're now seeing." Former FARC guerrillas who operated in southern Colombia and along the Venezuelan border said in interviews that their units received Venezuelan munitions. Colombian intelligence officials also described the funneling of weaponry, with one official providing documents showing how Colombia's military has confiscated more than 210,000 rounds of Venezuelan-made ammunition in FARC camps since 2003. "We believe they act in Venezuela, fully protected, and that from there they prepare terrorist acts," one intelligence operative in Colombia said of the FARC. "There is fluid communication between the two." Santos, in some of his strongest comments to date, said Colombia has frequently provided the Caracas government with information about the activities of the FARC inside Venezuela. That information has included the locations of senior members of the group's leadership. "We have in various opportunities told them about guerrilla chiefs in Venezuela, about the presence of narco-trafficking in Venezuela, of camps in Venezuela, and they have never responded," he said. In Washington, officials are worried that Venezuela's aid to the FARC, if proved, could threaten the progress Colombia has made against the FARC. "I think the obvious problem is that a serious threat to both Colombia and a terrorist threat in the region has apparently had pretty direct support from Chávez and his government," John P. Walters, the White House drug policy chief, said by phone from Washington. Still, a high-ranking official in the Bush administration and senior aides in Congress said the United States must remain cautious about drawing conclusions from the documents and prudent about the adoption of policy initiatives. After a recent fact-finding trip to the region, Carl Meacham, a senior aide to Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noted in a report that a hard line against Venezuela could damage trade with the United States and inadvertently strengthen Chávez's position. Colombian officials have also debated the ramifications of a tough stance, since it could endanger $6.5 billion in annual trade with Venezuela. Santos, the defense minister, said, "I want to normalize relations with Venezuela because it would be convenient for all of us." He added: "But to do that, they cannot help the FARC." Colombian officials and former FARC guerrillas said the close ties between the group and Venezuela are not new, though officials in Chávez's government and rebel commanders have drawn closer since 2005. One mid-level guerrilla who recently deserted described how Venezuelan forces provided the ammunition the FARC needs for its assault rifles, as well as explosives. The guerrilla, who operated inside Venezuela's border, said Venezuelan authorities also provided sanctuary to guerrilla units escaping Colombian attacks. "It's a state policy. What we were told was that Chávez liked to see us expand in Venezuela and in Colombia," said the guerrilla, who spoke on the condition his name not be used. In FARC correspondence, the guerrillas talk about obtaining weapons either directly from the Venezuelans or with their help. On March 1, 2007, a commander named Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry says Venezuelan intelligence operatives offer "parts to build" antiaircraft missiles. Another letter, from a commander named Luciano Marin Arango on Jan. 20, 2007, talks of how two Venezuelan officials, identified in an earlier e-mail as Gens. Carvajal and Alcalá, provided "85mm antitank rockets." Colombian officials believe the "rockets" are grenade launchers, often used to attack police outposts. In another message dated Sept. 6, 2007, Marin Arango tells other FARC leaders that he met with two Australian arms dealers with the help of Figueroa. The items for sale included "Chinese missiles" that are "very easy to operate and they guarantee the instruction, " he wrote, speaking of antiaircraft missiles. In exchange, FARC documents show, the Venezuelans have asked the FARC to train the Venezuelan army, in order to repel the U.S. invasion Chávez frequently warns is about to come.

Dos Colombias


Por: Fernando Londoño14 de mayo de 2008 - http://elpais.com.co/HOY/OPN/opi2.html - Llegaremos muy pronto al centenario de un escrito memorable de José Ortega y Gasset, que bautizó 'Vieja y Nueva Política'. Lo que proponía en él era la crisis interior de su patria, fundada en la distancia irreparable que notaba entre la España oficial y la España vital. Aquella era la que se expresaba en una política anticuada, parlamentos sin compromiso íntimo con la Nación, periodismo de formas anacrónicas e intereses superficiales. La otra, la honrada, honda, auténtica España, ni se sentía representada ni ligada con el andamiaje de las apariencias caducas. Qué coincidencia fantástica con los problemas que afrontamos. La Colombia verdadera es la que acompaña al presidente Uribe, porque agradece la paz que le permite acariciar los proyectos más ambiciosos, aprecia el heroísmo de sus Fuerzas Militares, tiene en cada hogar el testimonio de las oportunidades que nacen con el crecimiento de la economía, aplaude las ejecutorias logradas en educación, salud, seguridad social y obras públicas y entiende como patrimonio irrenunciable que el secreto del éxito está en la libertad de conciencia, de expresión y de empresa. Esa Colombia es la del 83% de favorabilidad del Presidente, es decir, la que no quiere renunciar al presente para regresar a su pasado oscuro. Pero hay una Colombia oficial, rastro de la que fue derrotada en las urnas. La que se atrinchera en las posiciones de la vieja política y quiere volver por sus fueros. La viuda de un poder que perdió y de un prestigio que jamás reconquistará . Es la Colombia asociada a la demagogia del vecindario, más audaz mientras peor le va. La aliada de Castro y de Chávez, de Daniel Ortega y Rafael Correa, de Evo Morales y de la señora Kirchner. Para decirlo rápido, es la quinta columna del Foro de Sao Paulo, que no supera las 'saudades' del poder perdido. Entre esas dos realidades opuestas hay una pugna irreparable. En este choque de poderes, la Colombia oficial viene representada por el Polo Democrático y su aliado, lo que resta del Partido Liberal. Y, por supuesto, por los que obran a nombre o en conexión con esos partidos, con ciertas ONG, con la masonería y con las Farc. Sólo cuando se entienda la disputa en sus términos reales y cuando se practique el derecho a la crítica sobre ciertos actos oficiales, provengan de donde provengan, se entenderá por qué está preso casi medio Congreso sin razón ni justicia. Por qué esa feroz acometida contra las Fuerzas Militares. Por qué se convierten delincuentes confesos en héroes nacionales. Por qué cierta gran prensa se solaza con los ataques que nos lanzan desde el Foro de Sao Paulo. Las cosas son así y no como uno las quisiera. El que insista en examinar los últimos acontecimientos, sin penetrar en su trasfondo político, está pecando de ingenuo. Esta es una lucha a muerte entre la Colombia oficial, hace rato destituida por el pueblo, y la Colombia vital, joven y ambiciosa de grandes hazañas. Estamos como atónitos, perdidos en un panorama que sospechamos, pero no dominamos, navegando sin brújula, sin unidad y sin medios de acción ni de respuesta. Es hora de que aparezcan los grandes liderazgos y de que se asuman los compromisos sagrados con la Patria y su destino. Si un pequeño grupo de exiliados del poder gana la partida, las inmensas mayorías merecen su suerte. ¿Lo entenderemos a tiempo?.

La Interpol a la vista


Por: Omar Lares - Opiniones - 15.05.2008 - Aunque ya no engatusa a nadie, astuta y descaradamente, Chávez se adelantó a las severas revelaciones que presumiblemente harán hoy los técnicos de la INTERPOL en torno a las delatoras computadoras del fallecido Raúl Reyes. Los más reputados medios de comunicación de Colombia, liderados por "El Tiempo", de Bogotá, han adelantado al mundo lo que contenían los aparatos tecnológicos del sanguinario personaje de las FARC y su complicidad con altos gobernantes vecinos. La INTERPOL tiene internacionalmente mejor reputación, un sólido prestigio, por encima del que puedan detentar los Jefes de Estado de Ecuador y Venezuela, presuntamente señalados en las acusadoras máquinas. Cuando la INTERPOL ya era un ente reputado en materia de investigaciones criminológicas, Correa y Chávez no soñaban alcanzar las posiciones que el azar les ha proporcionado. La INTERPOL la conforman 186 países y es una organización apolítica. Si sus expertos enfatizan que las computadoras revisadas no fueron manipuladas, de nada le valdrá excusa alguna a quienes aparezcan imputados en las mismas. Los gobernantes del mundo, todos, acatarán como valedero el veredicto que será dado a conocer hoy después de casi mes y medio de riguroso chequeo. No deja de ser intrigante que el Presidente Chávez le dedicara buen espacio a las inoportunas computadoras halladas en el campamento ecuatoriano de Raúl Reyes a la víspera de conocerse el fallo de los insobornables expertos de la INTERPOL. Y no deja de ser risible que haya traído a colación la invasión a Irak por la grotesca falsedad del Presidente Bush en torno a las armas de destrucción masiva que jamás se encontraron. La INTERPOL nada tuvo que ver en ello, y sí, afortunadamente, con la captura en Tailandia de uno de los traficantes de armas más famoso mundialmente, gracias a las mismas computadoras del bandolero Raúl Reyes. Rafael Correa y Hugo Chávez tendrán que verle las caras a los 60 Jefes de Estado o gobierno, de la Unión Europea y América Latina en la Cumbre de Lima, mañana y pasado, cuando las inmaculadas computadoras, revisadas escrupulosamente por los 3 consagrados profesionales de Singapur, Australia y Corea ya habrán emitido un irrebatible veredicto. ¿Por qué Correa fue apresuradamente a España y Francia a dar explicaciones del conflicto con Colombia, antes del meet en Perú, y por qué Chávez se adelantó al fallo que dará a conocer al mundo la INTERPOL?. ¡AQUÍ, ENTRE NOS! - A Chávez le revolvió la bilis la proximidad del anuncio de la INTERPOL en torno a cuanto se ha descubierto en la delatora computadora de Raúl Reyes. Eso le trajo a la memoria, entre otras cosas, el célebre regaño monárquico "Por qué no te callas", del Rey Juan Carlos, que ya es histórico. Por eso retó al soberano español a ir a la Cumbre de Lima. Eso lo desequilibró, haciéndole decir soezmente lo de la sangre roja que él tiene similar a la de Juan Carlos y lo que expulsan fisiológicamente ambos cuando usan la poceta. Ese recuerdo chileno sigue maltratando mentalmente al de Sabaneta. ¿O no? ¡Se cansa uno!

La renuncia al Esequibo



Analítica - Emilio Figueredo - La irresponsabilidad en materia de política exterior del gobierno de Chávez no tiene límites. Las recientes declaraciones del primer ministro de Guyana en las que invita al pueblo venezolano a olvidarse de la reclamación del territorio Esequibo, porque fue el producto de una manipulación del Imperio, no sólo son una falsedad histórica sino un irrespeto a nuestro país.¿ Acaso las negociaciones llevadas a cabo por Alejo Fortique para establecer los límites con Inglaterra fueron ideadas por el departamento de Estado norteamericano? Pero lo grave no es que el Primer Ministro guyanés se permita hacer estas afirmaciones sino que la cancillería calla y como se sabe en derecho internacional quién calla otorga. Hasta cuando se va a irrespetar nuestra historia republicana para satisfacer la megalomanía de un hombre que se cree destinado a ser la voz de las américas. Lo más patético de todo es el silencio de los militares quienes , en principio, deberían ser los garantes de la soberanía nacional. Nos contentaremos con las migajas de una explotación conjunta de los recursos de una plataforma continental que en gran parte nos corresponde en pleno derecho. El silencio frente a los desplantes de Chávez va a conducirnos a perder gran parte de la plataforma continental que genera la boca del Orinoco. Si esto no es traición a la patria no sabemos cómo se puede calificar.