By Joaquín Rondón
History is filled with bounty posters offered for people who make life uncomfortable for royalty, obscurantism, and tyrants of all times. For Joaquín Murrieta, the Latin American Robin Hood, whose family killed North American settlers, famous in Mexican corríos, and offered stolen bags of gold to his compatriots. The inquisition issued numerous arrest warrants against Francisco de Miranda, who was excommunicated for his commitment to full freedom for men and women in colonial times.
In that list once headed by Murrieta, Miranda, Pancho Villa, El Che and numerous fighters for the freedom and dignity of the Americas, Africa and Asia, today Nicolás Maduro, Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich are inscribed. If he were alive, surely the list would begin with Commander Hugo Chávez, because they all agree on one fundamental aspect: to be protagonists and guarantors of the Havana Accords, in which the route for Peace in Colombia was established and which the governments of Santos and Duque shamelessly mocked because they do not know how to live, nor enrich themselves in any other way than through drug trafficking and war, as Iván Márquez himself clarifies in his complaint against the “farce of the war on drugs”, citing the former Minnesota governor who links the DEA and CIA with drug money to finance the destabilization of sovereign governments.
Faced with the magnitude of the gringo defeat in Colombia, Venezuela’s stands victorious against the most colossal military and paramilitary operation of all time to defeat a sovereign government. The lies and the gringo fraud have not only been exposed by Santrich and many others in the Colombian courts and public opinion, but the Bolivarian National Armed Forces of Venezuela has contained, dismantled and ridiculed all the coup, sabotage and manipulation operations promoted from Bogotá with the support of paramilitary groups and money from drug trafficking.
The sum that Donald Trump offers for men who defy North American hegemony could better support the WHO and encourage those who research the cure against the pandemics that threaten the lives of North Americans, Brazilians and Palestinians: the coronavirus and white supremacist genocide, because in the end, it is not about a handful of men but, as Gaitán said: a Pueblo.
@LaGuaratara – Joaquín Rondón – Professor at Unellez