The Venezuelan army is "super divided"
The retired military officer is afraid that the Venezuelan army as an institution tends to disappear
The former Chief of Staff under the government of President Carlos Andrés Pérez, Iván Carratú Molina, fears that the National Armed Forces as an institution tend to disappear as militias steadily grow.
"In Venezuela, the militias are on the rise. They are indoctrinated civilians, like in Cuba, with eight million militia members," Carratú Molina said in a videochat hosted by El Universal with journalist Roberto Giusti.
The Admiral lamented that 14 military classes have graduated "under (President Hugo) Chávez's ideology." Nevertheless, he is positive of the existence of "annoyed, very disappointed military officers."
"The army is super divided, atomized and controlled," he stressed, adding that "the military are another piece of the continental and national leftwing."
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.