Sigepol, Venezuela’s new technology platform which will audit Venezuelan police, will be the only system issuing credentials to security officers in the country, is being provided by…Cuba?
According to Noticias 24, Venezuelan interior minister Tareck El Aissami denied that Cuba was in charge of the operation.
Mr. El – Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, “the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden.” Tarek’s great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and assistant to the party’s secretary general in Baghdad during the Saddam Hussein regime.
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