Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003
Venezuelan security strategy
to restore law & order to violent anti-government protests
Well-informed sources have revealed exclusively to VHeadline.com Venezuela that the High Command of the National Guard (GN) is about to be changed ... and it could be within a matter of hours.
The announcement will come as the government seeks to deal firmly with anti-constitutional rebels and with minimum force to restore law and order to Venezuela after more than seven weeks of efforts by the anti- Chavez Frias opposition to cause incredible damage to the nation's economic infrastructure.
According to our confidential sources GN General Jesus Villegas Solarte, who was promoted by President Hugo Chavez Frias only last Wednesday (January 22) is in the process of taking command of Venezuela's federal police organization, the National Guard (GN).
*It is mooted that the current Commander-in-Chief of the GN, General (GN) Eugenio Gutierrez Ramos take up an appointment at Venezuela's embassy in Panama.
Meanwhile it is seen as highly likely that GN Inspector General Ramon Obispo Torrealba, General Ronald Santamaria and Operations Chief General Victor Medina will probably be put on the retirement list after the latter two wrote to the C-i-C Gutierrez Ramos who initiated an investigation on their demand that "belching" Brigadier General Luis Felipe Acosta Carles. should be removed from the command of Regional Command (CORE 2) in Valencia after the widely opposition media-profiled "Coca Cola incident."
Brigadier General Acosta Carles is instead headed for the command of Regional Command (CORE 5) in El Paraiso (Caracas) under direct orders from the Interior & Justice (MIJ) Ministry to take control of the Metropolitan Caracas area where violently anti-Chavez opposition Metro Mayor Alfredo Pena's "private army" of Metropolitan Police (PM) has so far failed to take necessary action against anti-constitutional rebels and to restore law and order.