Veneconomy forgets the facts...As a political actor against the Venezuelan government mainly via its editorials Veneconomy has just published a shameful piece trying to justify the actions of stockbrokers who did irreparable damage to the Venezuelan economy since exchange controls were imposed on January 17th 2003. In April and May 2010 most of the Venezuelan stockbrokers were intervened and audited by the National Securities Commission for illegal speculation in the parallel exchange market, or “permuta”, and forcing down the value of the local currency in terms of the US dollar thus triggering inflation.
Venecomomy’s fatuous arguments are just political propaganda...Veneconomy tries to blame Jorge Giordani, the Planning Minister, for wanting to close down the capital markets since he is a “communist”. This is far from the truth. The capital markets had to be closed down to stop the economy from being destroyed and to bring the main culprits of crimes against the economy and state to justice.
The accusation by Veneconomy that these stockbrokers are “political prisoners” is simply laughable. Just read Venecomomy’s article and look at the number of omissions and twisted facts it contains. In the private corporate media any opposition figure who commits a crime, no matter what, is always called a “political prisoner of the Chavez regime”. For me and millions of other Venezuelans hit by inflation, these are crimes against the nation, if not against the state, and require exemplary sentences as a deterrent to others plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government by using whatever form of “economic warfare”.