Friday, March 17, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - March 17, 2006

Dear Journalists,

Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today Venezuelan newspapers are filled with news about human rights abuses in the country including abuse and harassment against journalists. Please know that Journalist Ibelize Pacheco has been prosecuted with house arrest for expressing her opinion about the Venezuelan government.

In addition to the human rights abuses, Teresa Albanes Barnola, former UNICEF officer, is denouncing child abuse after an eight year old girl was made to memorize text in favor of Hugo Chavez and his "Robolution" and say it on a microphone during the infamous seizing of the networks to broadcast Chavez's talk to the nation on March 12, 2006. You can read the translated text in my blog.


Maru Angarita My blog is: