The "Caiga quien caiga" operation, as Nicolás Maduro has baptized the anti-corruption purge imposed within Chavismo, has so far recovered 1,007 assets, confiscated from more than 60 Chavista leaders, soldiers, Boliburg businessmen and detained judges. This was reported last night in Caracas by the president of the town, after detailing a million-dollar list, headed by 361 high-end vehicles, 19 aircraft and 7 boats.
"We wage this bitter, inescapable battle with the certainty that we are on the right side of history, doing what we have to do. Let's continue on the path of formation of values, on the path of honesty. We have to to get all the money that these people stole," Maduro harangued despite the fact that what was recovered belongs only to a small power group linked to the former oil czar, Tareck El Aissami, whose whereabouts are unknown today and who was considered one of the stronger support for Chávez's son to remain in power.
The astonishing list provided by Maduro also includes 28 mansions, 6 buildings, 28 luxury apartments, 16 offices, 4 large pieces of land, 7 companies, 1 inn, 1 club, 13 business complexes, 4 farms, 52 new trucks, 9 motorcycles, 9 buses and 23 heavy machinery.
Among those imprisoned is Hugo Cabezas, who served as Minister of the Presidency in the governments of Chávez and Maduro; Pedro Maldonado, in charge of the Venezuelan Corporation of Guayana (CVG), the second in the country; Deputy Hugbel Roa; the Vice President of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Ysmel Serrano and Antonio José Pérez; and the superintendent of cryptocurrencies, Joselit Ramírez.
Among these high officials was also Leoner Azuaje, president of Cartones de Venezuela, who "committed suicide" in prison according to the official version, although there are suspicions that he suffered torture in his cell.
The Chavista investigators themselves calculated that these corruption networks embezzled more than 3 billion dollars from the State, although independent sources consider that more than 20 billion of oil sales in two years have not yet entered the country's coffers.
"The seized assets will be used to meet the needs of the people," said Maduro, who ordered his security forces to act "within the framework of the Constitution and the laws to get all the money that the corrupt stole from the people of Venezuela." .
An impossible wish, because according to the figures handled by experts, economists, former senior officials of Hugo Chávez and the democratic Parliament of Venezuela, since the Chavista revolution was established in 1999, embezzlement to the country ranges between 400,000 and 500,000 million dollars, which never seen.
The anti-corruption purge also hides a political fight to the death between the different factions and most powerful families of the revolution. So far, the main beneficiaries are the brothers Delcy Rodríguez (vice president) and Jorge, president of the legislative body, direct enemies of El Aissami, as well as Diosdado Cabello, number two of the revolution.
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