By: Pedro Corzo - 10/09/2023Guest columnist.
I have a deep admiration for those who fight for their convictions and rights, people always willing to face real risks, without fearing the consequences, which luckily for those of us who love freedom and the enjoyment of our citizen prerogatives, are never lacking.
The most recent example of heroism, with a tragic outcome, was exemplified by the candidate for the presidency of Ecuador, Fernando Villavicencio, who, in the face of the numerous threats to which he was the object, stated, “The only thing they can do is kill me, and with that We liberated an entire town”, a display of exceptional courage because he was aware that he was going to be killed.
Villavicencio's murder did not intimidate other Ecuadorian candidates and freedom fighters, either, who, in other countries, like María Corina Machado in Venezuela, are immersed in an electoral campaign in which the murderers are also the referees.
The fiefdoms of Castro Chavismo are oiling their weapons. In Nicaragua, the disastrous couple, Ortega-Murillo, have increased the repression against priests and other citizens, however, the resistance does not die down, as demonstrated, among others, by Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lago, with his behavior.
In Cuba, despite almost sixty-five years of Resistance, there is no shortage of 1,047 political prisoners according to Prisoner Defenders, among them, José Daniel Ferrer, and families like the Navarros, father and daughter in prison, Félix and Sayli, whose mother and wife are Lady in White, as in Bolivia, where the recycling implemented by Evo Morales and Luis Arce Catacora has raised the number of political prisoners to more than 200, among them, President Jeanine Añez.
Venezuela, one of the countries where the opposition suffers the most, is in the midst of an electoral campaign, facing all the obstacles that the autocrats of organized crime are capable of, specifically, the almost certain electoral fraud, according to reports from the Penal Forum of Venezuela, at least 282 political prisoners, including the former student leader and former deputy, Juan Requesen, suffering the humiliation and abuse of the henchmen of the Castro Chavista dictatorships, who, evidently, share the common denominator of violating rights human rights of those imprisoned.
However, opponents of dictatorships do not cease in their fight for freedom, as demonstrated by the candidate for the presidential candidacy María Corina Machado, who, over the years, has reliably demonstrated that she has plenty of moral integrity, talent and willingness to run the dangers that Nicolás Maduro, Diosdado Cabello or any of their henchmen put in the path of their fight for freedom.
Her participation in the civil organization Sumate, she was one of the founders and executive director of that entity, demonstrated a great capacity for work and the courage necessary to insist on the defense of constitutional rights, including electoral rights, always threatened by the scam of 21st Century Socialism, in addition, to the constant manipulation of the National Electoral Council carried out by Chávez, in which Maduro has demonstrated supreme mastery.
It is possible that, like never before in the past, although they have always been present, women feel the threat that the proposals of the Castro Chavismo despots mean to the integrity of the family, dangers, in the face of which, they have taken transcendent steps that has led them to the leadership to which they are entitled.
The constant and unlimited participation of women in these libertarian events has been on par with men, consequently, in electoral processes, the one who can serve best should receive the greatest popular support, without sex having any relevance.
The engineer and former representative Machado is the preferred candidate of the Venezuelan electorate. She has always shown a firm attitude, without giving in to Chavismo, which has led the genízaros of the despots to beat her and threaten her numerous times.
María Corina Machado has always been a stone in the shoes of the despots of her country, like other women in Nicaragua, Bolivia and Cuba who have never given up the fight as they have done for decades, Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello and the already mentioned political prisoner Sayli Navarro, who, since childhood, when her father went to prison, denounced island totalitarianism.
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