Chinese companies query into Venezuelan governance lawfulness
Linares Benzo fears that law can hardly help to dispel investors' doubts
The lawyer pointed out that his advice has been sought as to the doubts of one of the major Chinese operators in Venezuela.
"Despite in the practice, upon the ruling of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) (dismissing the issue of President Hugo Chávez's absence), the government more or less gets over it, certainly, such ruling is very peculiar, to such an extent that it could be challenged under a new government," Salgueiro reasoned.
He thinks as well that Chávez comeback to Venezuela could sort out the issue. "Suppose he can be sworn in and that can be credible by means of a record signed by the TSH, therefore, this could make the situation more reliable."
For Gustavo Linares Benzo, a lawyer specialized in administrative law, the major creditor and financier, that is: China has doubts regarding the lawfulness of the Venezuelan government. "An attempt has been made to give the issue another turn on the grounds of the authorization (granted to President Chávez by the National Assembly, AN), yet in the light of such doubt, the law can barely help, because it is based on a fact."
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.