The Presidential Commission Alí Rodríguez Araque announced, through a statement, the arrest of senior PDVSA managers Alfredo Marcial Chirinos Azuaje, Special Operations Manager and Aryenis Torrealba, General Manager of Crude Operations for allegedly delivering “strategic, sensitive and confidential information, to the US government.”
According to the text, the detainees “provided data on the operations of the industry in their different areas, on the activity of sale and trade of Venezuelan oil, and on the logistic capacity of our state-owned company and its partners in the world.”
The presidential commission barely has been operation for ten days, as it was created by President Nicolás Maduro on February 19 “in order to move forward and continue the process of transformation of the oil industry” and the President explained that the organization will have full powers to adopt the necessary, effective measures for the recovery of the oil, gas and petrochemical sector.
Me uno a los revolucionarios que piden aclarar la situación y dejar en libertad a los jóvenes trabajadores de PDVSA Alfredo Chirinos y Aryelis Torrealba quiénes fueron detenidos en PDVSA por asumir conductas éticas, contra la corrupción cupular y actos contrarrevolucionarios. pic.twitter.com/cDaEinnHv5
— William Izarra (@williameizarra) March 1, 2020
The arrest of the two managers has been repudiated by several Chavista social organizations and influencers from both Caracas, and the city of Barquisimeto where they are from and where they are considered social activists, and ask President Maduro to thoroughly investigate the fact, because they were denouncing precisely acts of corruption in the state oil company.
Por distintas vías llegan noticias sobre la injusta detención por parte de la DGCIM de dos jóvenes trabajadores de PDVSA: Alfredo Chirinos y Aryenis Torrealba. pic.twitter.com/ZfQiM1gyRr
— Reinaldo Iturriza L (@ReinaldoI) March 1, 2020
Influencers and Chavista grassroots individuals have launched a campaign to look for answers regarding this incident and most of them agree in highlighting the Chavista commitment of both managers as well as their campaign in internally denouncing corruption cases inside PDVSA, as well as the lack of due process, with relatives and lawyers not having access to them.
(VIDEO) Hermano de Alfredo Chirinos (profesional del Pdvsa detenido el viernes pasado junto a Aryenis Torrealba) muestra cómo es es la casa dónde vive y pide su liberación https://t.co/gpzCqZ22Ab
— Luigino Bracci Roa (@lubrio) March 2, 2020
Most of the claims remarked on the humble origins and even current way of life of both PDVSA managers and also their commitment to grassroots Chavismo.
Al que denuncia lo persiguen, a los luchadores sociales que están enfrentados a las MAFIAS hasta de infiltrados los acusan
Esa comisión interventora de PDVSA de que acusara a estos compañeros?
Guaido y su mafia en la calle y los revolucionarios perseguidos por orden de alguien.. https://t.co/ApitD4VqY7
— Oswaldo Rivero (@mangozurda) March 2, 2020
“In these sensitive cases the lack of information is understandable but in light of the tremendous out-roar created by the detention of these PDVSA managers, law enforcement agencies should start providing more light around the case in order to keep the public informed” a political expert said to OT.
Así responden compañeras de Alfredo Chirinos ante su detención. https://t.co/8L3svhMezF
— Érika Ortega Sanoja (@ErikaOSanoja) March 2, 2020
Source URL: La IguanaTV with OT content
Translated and edited by JRE/EF