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Venezuelan President Maduro Declares Snowden Deserves World Protection

Translation: (thx Scipio!)


All I have is BBC.. "Edward Snowden Deserves the World's Protection."


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Perhaps you meant to say "beseech" instead of "invoke"?

Because "invoked" makes no sense in this headline.



Cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.
Call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.

call - appeal

Right. It doesn't work as a

Right. It doesn't work as a substitute for "beseeches" ("implores" might be even better in terms of linguistic modernity).

One cannot "invoke the world" as an appeal to "an authority" because THE WORLD is not a singular entity. We are all certainly denizens of earth, but we are not all (either individually or in combination) authorities. The use of the term "invoke", in modern terms, suggests either legal or magical actions ("I invoked my rights...", "The wizard invoked a genie...").

Main Entry: be·seech
Pronunciation: \bi-ˈsēch, bē-\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): be·seeched or be·sought \-ˈsȯt\; be·seech·ing
Etymology: Middle English besechen, from be- + sechen to seek
Date: 12th century
transitive verb
1 : to beg for urgently or anxiously 2 : to request earnestly : implore
intransitive verb
: to make supplication
synonyms See Synonym Discussion at beg
— be·seech·ing·ly \-ˈsē-chiŋ-lē\ adverb

acknowledged :)

fwiw.. I think it pivots NOT on singular v plural as the 'World' is a singular object...
upon the entity (appealed to) being an 'authority'.. and one could argue that the 'world' is not an 'authority'.
One could invoke Congress for protection.

I don't like beseech/implore... as it implies the concept of 'begging'.

So I deferred to the translation to come up with an alternative.
Thanks for CARING enuf to help me.

Cheers :)

Word for word translation

Maduro: "That announcement doesn't have much value to it" (not sure what announcement he was referring to) "In any case this young man deserves protection under the International Humanitarian Law, he has a right to protection. Why does the United States pursue him in the manner which they are doing it? Why does the POTUS pursue him, why does the Secretary of the State pursue him, why? What crime did he commit? Did he launch a missile and kill someone? Did he plant a bomb and kill someone... No, rather he is preventing wars as well as preventing the continual illegal activities aimed at the whole world"

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
Andrew Jackson

It's not "That announcement

It's not "That announcement doesn't have much value to it" It's the opposite: "This denunciation (or revelation) by Snowden has great value." The rest is completely fine.

You are correct

My hearing and my Spanish aren't the greatest :) thanks

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
Andrew Jackson


Scipio :)

You are welcome


"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
Andrew Jackson

I was going to provide you

I was going to provide you with a translation, but I see someone beat me to it. That's what he said. I'll vouch for the above translation. =P

You met your daily liberty

You met your daily liberty quota for today my friend, put your feet up and relax, well until tomorow, what do you think this is........government? :)

Just kidding, thankyou for the translation, for being at the right time, the right place, and being the right person :)


You are welcome, and thank you for giving me good laugh

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
Andrew Jackson

Here is a translation I generated using SDL

...from the article that was located below the video at the link provided. Its not much, but its a start.

"The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, revealed during his visit to Russia that the collaborate of the CIA, Edward Snowden, has not sought asylum in your country. However, the Venezuelan leader believes that Snowden deserves to have humanitarian protection.

'We believe that the statements made by this young are a great truth about the capitalist elite of the United States that is trying to control the world", said mature at a press conference, reproving that Washington spy to friends and enemies, and in general 'to all the world'.'

The leader of the South American country considers that Snowden deserves protection under international humanitarian law as a man - argues - to tell the truth.

'It should not be so, [ …] Snowden did not kill anyone, did not put any pump. What he did was say a great truth to avoid a war. Snowden deserves protection of international humanitarian law', pointed out the head of State.

Questioned on whether they're going to carry Snowden to Venezuela from Moscow, Maduro said that what was going to be a large number of agreements to be signed with Russia, "as well as the agreements for investment in oil and gas"

Hours before, the site of WikiLeaks published a list of countries where Edward Snowden had requested asylum and assistance of asylum. That list contained in Venezuela. Snowden, which is now seeking asylum in a number of countries, revealed in June secret documents on the spying program and virtual phone of USA to their own citizens.

Nicolas Maduro is located in Russia with a Venezuelan delegation to participate in the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (FPEG) that is carried out in Moscow."


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