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10/04/04 President Hugo Chavez Frias: Today's capture of Colombian paramilitaries is a blow against opposition terrorism

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VENPRES– Carmen Ostia Pulgar reports: “The capture of 56 Colombian paramilitaries in Sabaneta, Baruta (Miranda) is a very important blow against terrorism, coups, and violence in the entire world,” said President Hugo Chavez Frias during his weekly TV program, ‘Alo Presidente.’

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Just a few hours after this group of presumed imported Colombian terrorists was apprehended, the Head of State questioned the silence of the private media, and their twisting of the facts with respect to information released about these events. According to Chavez, this is a part of the “blind elite’s” strategy to implement their plans. He warned that despite the attempts of the opposition to inundate Venezuela with violence, they will not succeed.

The President’s message was transmitted in a simultaneous broadcast on all radio and TV channels because none of the private channels (with the exception of Globovision, which retransmitted VTV’s signal at certain moments) transmitted what happened this morning.

For the last three months, the intelligence agencies conducted an investigation which, this morning between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., resulted in the capture of an important Colombian paramilitary leader. The operation continued, and “before the sun rose, our patriotic men and women had captured 53 paramilitaries (now 56), all Colombians, dressed in Venezuelan military uniforms, with military haircuts, white and tricolor armbands (Venezuelan colors),” detailed President Chavez.

“The captured foreign terrorist agents were found in a building belonging to Cuban Robert Alonso, known anti-Castro activist. We’re talking about the Cuban counterrevolution passing through North (as in Miami), South, and Central America.”

Alonso was nicknamed ‘The Corporal’ and was one of the brains behind ‘Plan Guarimba,’ a violent far-right opposition strategy that was executed in communities and arterial highways in East Caracas from February 27 (when the G-15 Summit convened in the capital city) until March 3.

“(Alonso) is closely associated with the so-called Democratic Coordinator (CD), and he was recently on the Globovision program, Grade 33,” Chavez added.

According to security agency estimates, 130 Colombian paramilitaries entered Venezuela clandestinely. The President said that he gave the order to capture them by any means necessary in the shortest possible time.

Chavez recognized the work done by the State Security & Political (DISIP) police, led by Corporal Miguel Rodriguez Torres; the Ministry of Interior & Justice (MIJ) headed by Lucas Rincon Romero; the National Guard; the Military Intelligence Directorate (DIM); the Ministry of Defense; and the Scientific, Penal & Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC).

Philip@VHeadline.comTranslated by Philip Stinard          

En Espanol:

Presidente Hugo Chavez Frias: Captura de paramilitares es un golpe al terrorismo

Venpres (Carmen Ostia Pulgar): La captura de 56 paramilitares colombianos, en Sabaneta, municipio Baruta, del estado Miranda, es un golpe muy importante contra el terrorismo, el golpismo y la violencia en el mundo entero, consideró el primer mandatario del país, Hugo Chávez Frías, en su programa N° 191 de “Aló Presidente”.

A pocas horas de la aprehensión de ese grupo de presuntos terroristas importados de la vecina nación suramericana, comenzó la jornada audiovisual de cada semana, y el jefe de Estado no dudó, una vez más, en cuestionar el silencio mediático e incluso las tergiversación en torno a las informaciones referidas a ese evento, lo cual forma parte de la estrategia que implementa “esa élite enceguecida”, para imponer sus oscuros planes. Advirtió, que no obstante ese empeño de la oposición golpista de inundar al país de violencia, no lo van a lograr.

El mensaje del Presidente se transmitió en cadena nacional de radio y televisión, esto porque ninguno de los canales privados (excepto Globovisión, que retransmitió la señal de VTV en algunos momentos) transmitió lo ocurrido.

Desde hace tres meses, aproximadamente, se realizaba el trabajo de inteligencia, que esta madrugada, entre las 2:30 a las 3:00 de la madrugada, coronó con la captura de un importante jefe paramilitar colombiano, operativo que prosiguió, y “ya antes de que el sol saliera, nuestros hombres y mujeres patriotas, habían capturado 53 paramilitares (ahora suman 56), todos colombianos, vestidos con uniformes militares venezolanos, corte militar, brazaletes blancos y tricolores (del pabellón patrio)”, dio detalles el presidente Chávez.

“Los agentes foráneos terroristas detenidos estaban instalados en un inmueble propiedad del cubano Robert Alonso, conocido antifidelista. Se trata de la contrarrevolución cubana que se mueve por Centroamérica, Norteamérica (como en Miami) y Suramérica”.

De Alonso precisó, que lo apodan “El Coronel” y fue uno de los ideólogos del plan Guarimba, estrategia foquista que ejecutaron los sectores ultraderechistas de la oposición, en comunidades y arterias viales del este de Caracas, desde el viernes 27 de febrero (cuando se instala en la ciudad capital la Cumbre del Grupo de los 15) hasta el miércoles 3 de marzo.

“Está vinculado estrechamente con la llamada Coordinadora Democrática y hace muy poco estuvo en el programa Grado 33, de Globovisión”, añadió.

De acuerdo a las estimaciones de los organismos de seguridad, prosiguió Chávez, alcanzan 130 los paramilitares, quienes llegaron a Venezuela clandestinamente. El Presidente advirtió que dio la orden de capturarlos a como dé lugar a la brevedad posible.

Reconoció el trabajo de la Dirección Servicios de Inteligencia y Prevención (Disip), bajo la responsabilidad del coronel Miguel Rodríguez Torres; el Ministerio del Interior y Justicia, encabezado por Lucas Rincón Romero; Guardia Nacional; Dirección de Inteligencia Militar (DIM), del Ministerio de la Defensa, y del Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (Cicpc).

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