These are key questions facing Venezuela's current power struggles and the intensifying political conflict, which surfaces from a March 29th High Court's (HC) ruling wich assumes incidental functions from the Venezuelan parliament, finding itself today in contempt, and administratively null and void.
This nagging has been repeated in forums and events paid by US corporations without a shred of shame towards the invisibility of other current situations of greater concern in other countries from the region.
The investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice on the payment of bribes to Latin American politicians by the Brazilian transnational Odebrecht, have had an overdramatic and sensationalist approach. As if corruption is a recent invention, or born in 2016.
More specifically the Center for International Development (part of the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard), directed by Ricardo Hausmann (pictured), is the division that houses a wide number of financial hitmen placed at the highest levels. They are the al-Qaeda of finance.
While chavismo pushes for dialogue with less than two months to go in what has been a chaotic year, corporations – be they oil, media or finance corporations – have been acting aggressively and at their own rhythm. The financial elite has taken the spotlight and aimed its weapons at the country’s main source of income. When it comes to real power, the strings are pulled behind the scenes.