Spanish – The Venezuelan dictatorship surpasses itself in every meaningless statement, exposing its disastrous management and mockery of Venezuelans.
Dictator Nicolás Maduro stated that the country has gasoline reserves for only 20 days and that they are supposedly working to extend it to 30 days.
Thus, the country would run out of gas for the fraudulent 6D elections.
In his contradictory speech, he also said that the gasoline reserves were secured because “we are producing 30% more than the country’s consumption” and also because gasoline imports have arrived from other places.
If what Maduro says were true, it does not explain how a country that produces gasoline above its internal consumption has reserves that do not last a month.
Maduro’s announcement means that Venezuela will run out of fuel days before the electoral fraud planned for December 6.
Maduro’s lie already plays against him because it will make it difficult to mobilize the activists as Chavismo is accustomed to doing.
This is a common practice for the regime because it has served to intimidate voters and reduce abstention.
Diosdado Cabello already warned about this in 2017, when he assured that Chavismo would do what was necessary for people to go out and vote in the municipal elections of that year, reported Infobae.
“If we notice that in certain municipality there is low participation, we do what we have to do to move our people,” declared Cabello.
This year, Maduro said that the military would look for citizens in their homes to take them to vote, and he used the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse.
“The Bolivarian National Armed Force is going to protect the voter from the door of their house to the voting center, and from the voting center to their house,” he said.
Now without gasoline, it remains to be seen how they will intimidate voters to get votes. Or perhaps, the announcement is just another political ploy by Chavismo to cover up its ineffectiveness.
The lie about Amuay
To disguise the inefficiency, Maduro declared that “to guarantee production” was the reason for this week’s “attack” on the Amuay refinery.
According to his statements, the facilities were attacked with a “powerful weapon” that has not yet been identified.
“They knocked down a tower with steel that was thicker than a tank,” he said from the government house. “They wanted to provoke an explosion,” he added.
The dictator did not show evidence or give details, only that they captured “two foreigners in the state of Zulia (in the northwest of the country) with plans to assassinate” government leaders.
The incident in Amuay occurred when workers were trying to restart one of the distillery units that had been recently arrested, said trade unionists reported by Reuters. The plants provide naphtha that serves as a raw material for the gasoline production at the neighboring Cardon refinery.
Amuay has been a victim of the regime since it took power in Venezuela. The consequences have been evident for over 20 years and have caused one tragedy after another in lives, production, and profitability.
Maduro mentioned that gasoline reserves would reach 30 days after reactivating the country’s refineries thanks to parts brought from Iran. An ally who has supplied it with fuel-laden ships in exchange for Venezuelan gold.