Posts Tagged ‘Interpol’

Venezuela: Involving Interpol against @JJRendon

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has asked Interpol to arrest JJ Rendón, the political strategist to opposition leader Henrique Capriles, allegedly for violence against a woman. Maduro claimed that (my translation)

“It was requested from the International Police to search and find the location of Juan José Rendón Delgado for allegedly committing crimes against the Organic Law for the Women’s Right to a Life Free of Violence.”

Curiously worded statement, to say the least.

Rendón left Venezuela in 2006, which is why Maduro is trying to involve Interpol.

In Venezuela, former judge Blanca Rosa Mármol de León, says that not only has no arrest warrant been issued against Rendón, indeed, the court dismissed charges.

It’s worth pointing out that Interpol notes that its constitution prohibits “activities of a political, military, religious or racial character”, but yet,

Interpol took 18 months to accept that the Red Notice issued against Patricia Poleo, a Venezuelan investigative journalist, by her government was politically motivated.

As of the writing of this post, I have not been able to ascertain whether the Maduro regime has actually filed a Red Notice – or nothing – against Rendón.

Rendón, who has managed many successful presidential campaigns in Latin America (most recently that of Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico), tweeted immediately upon hearing of Maduro’s ploy, “I don’t surrender, I don’t fold, I don’t sell out. If the illegitimate @NicolasMaduro’s attack is the price for the cause of Venezuela, welcome the attacks!”

Rendón also tweeted a danceable salsa song, “La culpa es de JJ Rendón” (It’s all JJ Rendón’s fault)

(Jaime Bayly interviewed Rendón last April; you can watch it here)

Rendón is able to continue his work from outside the country. In the current wave of repression marking the start of really bad news, 11 women were arrested this morning for peacefully protesting the new enabling law that Venezuela’s National Assembly passed last week allowing Maduro to bypass the country’s top legislative body for a twelve-month period.

Today’s evening roundup

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Byron York: Is there a ‘double standard’ for Obama in terrorism case?

Charlie Foxtrot: Worst.Decade.Ever.

American Power: On Obama’s Watch: ‘Afghan Suicide Blast Kills Eight U.S. Civilians’

Bad news: How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps

But what about the Beatles? Obama greater than Jesus

Frank Gaffney: Jihad 101

Gates of Vienna: Interpol: The International Enforcement Arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran

James Pethokoukis: Why the Democrats will lose the House in 2010

John Hawkins: The 40 Best Political Quotes Of 2009

Michael Fumento: Stormy Times for Global Warmists

Phyllis Chesler: The Lonely, Murderous Sons of Allah: A Psycho-analytic View

Roger Kimball finds Funniest Press Release of the Season, Or, My Gratitude to The New York Times

Rowan Scarborough: ObamaCare: ‘New frontier in pork barrel politics’

Victor Davis Hanson on Obamaism: Where did these guys come from?

Washington Examiner editorial: Obama gives Interpol free hand in US

Washington Times editorial: Christmas day’s recycled terrorists
Releases from Gitmo are coming back to haunt us