Since Leopoldo López was prosecuted by Venezuelan justice for being linked to events that triggered months of violence and caused numerous human losses with “La Salida” (2014), his wife Lilian Tintori began to appear on the political stage as a antichavism reference .
Subsequently, she began a world tour calculated in thousands of dollars, whose origin is unknown, to denounce the “injustices” of the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
In the guarimbas 2017, Tintori was seen at the head of several violence. In context, she was accused of using children during the protests.
“Tintori asked my son what he liked best. He answered Nutella. She said if he hit the guard with the bottle they had put in his hand, which contained gasoline and a handkerchief (Molotov bomb), she gave him the Nutella, “denounced the mother of a minor amid the violent protests of 2017, according to Telesur.
In August same year 200 million bolivars were seized in cash, about 60 thousand dollars, in a vehicle of their own. After prosecution’s accusations, Tintori acknowledged the money belonged to her and was destined to pay a family member’s clinical expenses, a narrative impossible to sustain given the existence of other means of payment.
The volume of cash that Tintori handled is unattainable for most Venezuelans.
THE ASSUMED DEATH OF HIS HUSBAND
In 2017, Lilian Tintori was also directly linked in her husband rumor died. In complicity with another Venezuelan journalist, she showed up at a well-known hospital in Caracas where Leopoldo López allegedly had entered a serious state of health.
This fake, which was intended to cause a commotion, was denied by Diosdado Cabello when he showed a video of Lopez as a faith of life.
JOIN THE BOOM OF THE NGOs
According to Rescate Venezuela website, this humanitarian platform collects funds and medical supplies since 2016. On the same site it`s said since 2018. supposedly, they install humanitarian camps throughout the country where they carry out “integral care”.
In recent years there is a boom in NGOs that receive funding of millions of dollars from other international organizations, private companies and state agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
These organizations are known for diversion of funds, and for bulking numbers of services. As there are no state agencies that regulate them, it`s difficult to determine for sure the amount of money they receive and their true use.
Venezuela’s Lilian Tintori Admits Her NGO Works With Paramilitaries
The Concordia Summit of the Americas was held at the same time 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN) held in New York.As parallel government tries to install Juan Guaidó has no place in the multilateral agency, its representatives and partners have had to settle for participating in other events outside the UN.
During his participation, Lilian Tintori details installation of “humanitarian camps” throughout the country, and with this she recreates a scenario only seen in nations with real war conflicts. And if the “paramilitary” factor is added to this description, the oversize is greater.
None of this is accidental if one takes into account that the Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance Treaty (TIAR) was recently activated, a mutual defense pact in the continent where Venezuela could be targeted to attack other countries, and thereby justify an armed intervention in the country.
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WAS IT REALLY FOR “IMPERFECT MANAGEMENT OF ENGLISH”?
In a statement, Tintori justifies , referring to the volunteers of his organization as paramilitaries is due to English mishandling. She then clarifies: “What I wanted to express is the Venezuela situation is so critical military and groups historically, take orders from the regime, prevented the distribution of humanitarian aid in the Venezuelan territory, today don`t obstruct deliveries the installation of camps humanitarian “.
Aclaración de @LilianTintori sobre su intervención en la Cumbre Concordia de las Americas: “Lamentablemente mi manejo imperfecto de inglés hizo que se malinterprera lo que quería comunicar. Nunca hemos trabajo con grupos irregulares” #24Sep pic.twitter.com/smmdqb71UR
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The clarification is more confusing as it refers to two semantically distinct facts. On the one hand there are paramilitaries as distributors of “humanitarian aid” and collaborators in the installation of camps, and on the other, the military and groups that they say prevented such actions.
In any case, it`s more credible she wanted to refer to paramilitaries groups as Los Colectivos. But it wasn`t the case.In another order, while Lilian Tintori argues that her inaccuracy is due to English mishandling , her intervention in the event is quite fluid. There are no hesitations when making statements.