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Magda Hassan
07-05-2010, 07:18 AM
Luis Posada Carriles’ right hand man, Francisco Chávez Abarca, nabbed in Venezuela

July 2, 2010 · 1 Comment (http://machetera.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/luis-posada-carriles-right-hand-man-francisco-chavez-abarca-nabbed-in-venezuela/#comments)


http://machetera.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/francisco-chavez-abarca.jpg?w=270&h=225 (http://machetera.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/francisco-chavez-abarca.jpg)"Potbelly" Francisco Chávez Abarca is on the Interpol Most Wanted list for his involvement in various explosive attacks in Cuba in the 1990's

Francisco Chávez Abarca, Posada Carriles’ Right Hand Man, Captured in Venezuela - español (http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2010/07/02/capturan-en-venezuela-a-francisco-chavez-abarca-mano-derecha-de-posada-carriles/)
Translation: Machetera for Tlaxcala

Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, reported today that the Salvadoran Francisco Chávez Abarca, accused of being Luis Posada Carriles’ right hand man, and the author of various explosive attacks in Cuba, was arrested in a nighttime intelligence operation on Thursday when he tried to enter Venezuela.
In an address from Miraflores Palace (the government headquarters), the Venezuelan leader explained that Abarca was arrested in the airport at Maiquetía (in the north) and was transferred to the headquarters of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) for interrogation.
Nicknamed “Potbelly,” Chávez Abarca is on Interpol’s Most Wanted list due to his implication in various attacks with explosives in Cuba in the 1990’s.
In the wake of the capture, the Venezuelan president asked what might have been the Salvadoran’s intention in trying to enter the country and ordered verification of the person(s) awaiting him.
“Who wanted Chávez Abarca in Venezuela? Who was awaiting him?” the Venezuelan leader asked, before reporting that Chávez Abarca will be delivered to Interpol so that he can be sent to Cuba, the country that requested his capture.
He said that “this gentleman came here to kill me (…) that’s what my heart says,” and he asked for collaboration to clarify the “special mission that he came to complete in Venezuela.”
Chávez said that that midway through the advance of the revolution and close to the parliamentary elections in September “it is very strange that a terrorist of this caliber should come.”
“Posada Carriles ought to be really nervous because we’ve caught one of his people,” he added.
Chávez Abarca was under arrest in El Salvador for two years for being the leader of a gang dedicated to vehicle theft in that country, but sidestepped sentencing for other international crimes of which he was accused.
Chávez Abarca and 21 members of his gang were arrested under charges of automobile theft and swindling. Authorities assured at the time that they were dealing with “one of the main structures of organized crime dedicated to vehicle theft on a national and Central American level.”
On October 28, 2007, a complacent judge freed Chávez Abarca from his criminal charges. However, he never had to answer for his role as the principal accomplice of Luis Posada Carriles. The campaign for his arrest was never mentioned before Salvadoran courts, despite repeated complaints.
In the 1990s, there were indications that he had dedicated himself to drug trafficking as well as arms sales and currency counterfeiting in Guatemala.
He used the aliases Manuel González, Roberto Solórzano and William González, and went on three short trips to Cuba in April and May of 1997 to engage in various attacks there.
In 1997 he detonated a bomb with 600 grams of C-4 that caused structural damage in the bathrooms of the Aché discotheque in the Hotel Melia Cohiba, on April 12, 1997.
On the 30th of the same month, an explosive device with 401 grams of C-4 that the Salvadoran had put in an ornamental planter on the 15th floor of the same hotel was defused.
Furthermore, on May 24th, while Chávez Abarca was in México, a bomb exploded in the offices of the Cubanacán corporation in the capital.
President Chávez recalled that it has been five years since his government made a formal petition to Washington for the extradition of Posada Carriles, an ex-agent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Posada Carriles is 82 years old and is responsible for, among other crimes, the explosive attack n October 6, 1976 against Cubana de Aviación Flight 455, where all 73 people on board were killed.
Posada Carriles is free in the United States and only accused of violating immigration laws. The United States has not answered Venezuela’s extradition request.


http://machetera.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/fabio_di_celmo_491.jpg?w=166&h=240 (http://machetera.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/fabio_di_celmo_491.jpg)Giustino di Celmo holds a portrait of his son Fabio

It was Posada Carriles’ recruit who planted the bomb that killed Fabio di Celmo.
In 1997, following instructions from Posada Carriles, “Potbelly” Chávez Abarca was the person who contracted with the mercenary Ernesto Cruz León and charged him with carrying out terrorist missions in Cuba, telling him that he himself had done it, and shortly thereafter he trained his recruit in the preparation of explosive devices.
This was how Cruz León came to make two trips to Cuba during which he planted bombs in Havana hotels, one of which killed the young Italian tourist Fabio de Celmo, on September 4, 1997. It was the most tragic moment in the criminal terror campaign unleashed by Posada on behalf of the Cuban American National Foundation, created by the CIA.
(With reporting from Telesur)
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Magda Hassan
07-05-2010, 07:22 AM
Francisco Chávez Abarca: a very big fish

July 3, 2010 · Leave a Comment (http://machetera.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/francisco-chavez-abarca-a-very-big-fish/#comments)


Terrorist’s Capture a Warning of Possible Conspiracy Against Venezuelan Government - español (http://www.telesurtv.net/noticias/secciones/nota/74575/advierten-posible-conspiracion-contra-gobierno-venezolano-tras-captura-de-terrorista/)
Translation: Machetera for Tlaxcala
teleSUR (Caracas) – Venezuela’s lawyer in the Posada Carriles case, José Pertierra, warned that the terrorist recently arrested near the International Maiquetía airport (in the northern state of Vargas), Francisco Chávez Abarca, “is not the person who detonated or placed the bomb,” but the person who recruited killers to carry out the action. He urged authorities to investigate “who was going to meet with this individual” during his time in Caracas.
Venezuela’s attorney in the extradition case of Luis Posada Carriles, José Pertierra, warned that the presence in this Latin American country of the terrorist Francisco Chávez Abarca, who was arrested this Thursday, could respond to a planned conspiracy against the government of President Hugo Chávez and even an attempt on his life.
“I’m sure that (Chávez Abarca) didn’t come to Venezuela to get some sun on Isla de Margarita. It’s very probable that he had a hidden, terrorist plan,” Pertierra warned in an exclusive interview with teleSUR.
“He didn’t go to Venezuela to eat cachapa (a kind of corn tortilla); he went to Venezuela with a terrorist plan of some kind,” insisted the legal professional, later adding that “anything’s possible, including an attempt on the life of President Chávez himself.”
In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, José Pertierra explained that “Chávez Abarca is the person in charge of human resources for Luis Posada Carriles’ terrorist campaign.” Posada Carriles is accused of being the intellectual author of the attack against a Cuban airliner that caused the death of 73 people in 1976.
He assured that the detainee had many links with death squads in El Salvador, for which one must ask, “What is a person who’s on the Interpol Most Wanted list, who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Cuba, what is he doing daring to enter Venezuela” with a false passport?
The attorney mentioned that Chávez Abarca was responsible for recruiting terrorists in El Salvador and in Guatemala, in order to place bombs in Havana.
He cited the case of René Cruz León, who placed four bombs in Havana “one of which killed an Italian tourist (in 1997),” named Fabio di Celmo. Later, Cruz León, a Salvadoran national, identified Chávez Abarca as the person who recruited him on Posada Carriles’ orders.
In regard to this, he urged Venezuelan intelligence authorities to investigate “who were the people who were going to talk to” Chávez Abarca during the visit he tried to carry out in Venezuela, where he was arrested practically the moment he got off the plane.
He insisted that Chávez Abarca, just like Posada Carriles, is not one of those who pulled the trigger, but one who “recruited killers who do that, something that will tell you that he is not a lone free agent murderer,” but “someone who makes up part of a conspiracy.”
Posada Carriles enjoys freedom in the United States, despite the fact that Venezuela has insisted on his extradition.
“The reach of these terrorists goes all the way to the U.S. capital. They enjoy the impunity and protection of the U.S. government,” said Pertierra who later explained the reason for this support: “It’s because they have a lot to tell.” Under pressure “they might sing about not only who they work for, but where and how; information that is inconvenient for Washington.”
He added that Chávez Abarca “is definitely a big fish, who could have a lot to tell.”
On Friday, the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, reported the capture of the Salvadoran Francisco Chávez Abarca, during an intelligence operation on Thursday night, when he tried to enter Venezuela.
Francisco Chávez Abarca is accused of being the right hand of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and of being the author of various explosive attempts in Cuba.
Machetera is a member of Tlaxcala (http://www.tlaxcala.es/), the international network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source and translator are cited.
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Jan Klimkowski
07-05-2010, 05:29 PM
“He (Chávez Abarca) didn’t go to Venezuela to eat cachapa (a kind of corn tortilla); he went to Venezuela with a terrorist plan of some kind,” insisted the legal professional, later adding that “anything’s possible, including an attempt on the life of President Chávez himself.”

Strong echoes of Eduardo Roza Flores and the Gladio Strategy of Tension:

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1304