Alvaro Vargas Llosa writes about Chavez’s bribery to further his Bolivarian Revolution,
Beyond the Suitcase
There was only one man who could tell the story in full because he is the only person who understands its labyrinthine plot, and the only one who has spoken to many of the protagonists, seen most of the documents and traced the distant roots of the events of Aug. 3, 2007: Hugo Alconada, the journalist who covered the saga for Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper. His book “Los secretos de la valija” (The Secrets of the Suitcase) has momentous implications.
This case is strong proof that Chavez is employing his country’s oil money to bribe other nations into sustaining his international revolutionary goals. The implications for Argentina are even more revealing. It is hardly news that Buenos Aires is a Chavez ally and that political corruption is widespread in the Argentine government. But the revelation of its extent and its links to the highest echelons of power indicate that the Kirchner couple will face serious investigations if the opposition wins the next elections—a fact that throws new light on their latest autocratic moves, including the passing of a law that will grant extraordinary powers to the government over the media. The law was approved after the Kirchners’ defeat in the recent legislative elections and before the new Congress, in which the opposition will have the upper hand, takes office in December.
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