Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - October 25, 2006

Dear Journalists,

Attached below please find link to article "UN: Venezuela, Guatemala fail to reach agreement" published in El Universal:

It seems that Chavez is the issue acting again his own skillful negotiators at the United Nations.

Reuters' Irwin Arieff writes in the link below published in The Washington Post "
Although Venezuela is a major oil supplier to the United States, ties have deteriorated, particularly since Chavez described Washington as his No. 1 enemy and called President Bush "the devil" in a General Assembly speech in September. Diplomats said that had cost him votes":

Please keep in mind that Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, is Chavez's ally and brother in causes. Morales has said that he will back-up Venezuela to the end as indicated in the quote below published in So, electing Bolivia for the U.N. Security Council seat would be exactly the same as if Chavez were to have won it.
"Sure enough, some countries have the right to exert such pressure. It is their right. I will say no more. But many Latin American countries did decide to back Venezuela for the Security Council. We will support Venezuela at the Security Council to death."Bolivian President Evo Morales

Alexandra Beech writes "Venezuela, USA, and the Axis of Dr. Evil." Alexandra Beech's findings would be informative to the nations voting for a replacement choice for the Latin America two-year seat at the United Nations Security Council.

The following link has been circulating the Internet for the last several months, and its circulation has increased because of the United Nations' struggle electing the new member at the Security Council:


Maru Angarita
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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - October 22, 2006

Dear Journalists,

Attached below please find link to interview to Former Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Diego Arria published in El Universal commenting on Chavez's deadlock negotions to obtain Latin America's rotating two-year seat at the United Nations Security Council:

Ambassador Arria explains that in the past Venezuela never had to pay or promote their time to serve at this prestigious seat at the United Nations. However, Chavez allegedly has spent over one billion dollars trying to get countries to help him earn the 125 votes needed for this seat.

Perhaps Chavez's stubbornness at the United Nations would give an idea of the results for the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela in December 2006. Is Chavez going to accept if he were to lose as presidential candidate? Are Venezuelans going to have to put up to 35 rounds of counting of the votes? Or are the elections results would be easily announced as Chavez the winner after e-voting tabulation by government owned Smartmatic?

The help of good willing international organizations is urgently needed to assure a democratic outcome of the presidential elections in the hostage nation.


Maru Angarita
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