INTERPOL releases forensic report requested by Colombia on seized FARC computers and hardware
Fuel advertisement rubs salt into Venezuelans' wounds
The following is letter to the editor published in the Financial Times on December 07, 2005 concerning the issue discussed on my posting Venezuela's Political Disaster - May 13, 2008
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Fuel advertisement rubs salt into Venezuelans' wounds
http://search.ft.com/ftArticle?queryText=per+kurowski&y=9&aje=true&ct=0&id=051207000933&x=8&nclick_check=1By Per Kurowski, Financial TimesPublished: Dec 07, 2005
From Mr Per Kurowski.
Sir, Andy Webb-Vidal got it absolutely right when he pointed out the incongruence of Venezuela, with its abounding extreme poverty, distributing subsidies through cheap heating oil to the less well-off in a Massachusetts, US, that has more than 10 times its per capita income.
But as Mr Webb-Vidal most probably did not see the advertisement that ran last week in some US newspapers, he left out some details about what really rubs salt in the Venezuelans' wounds.
First, the picture in the ad, which is the one to be compared with the shanty towns in Venezuela, depicts a large, two storey, typical Massachusetts self-standing house, with a small garden and a big tree in front, beautifully decorated with what looks to be Christmas ornaments, and completely lit up, porch included.
Second, the ad ends with the statement: "The fuel assistance program isn't about politics. It's about offering humanitarian aid to those who need it. What could be more American than that?"
Per Kurowski, Bethesda, MD 20814, USMaru AngaritaMy blog is: http://maruangarita.blogspot.com/Resources:
Revised: Venezuela's Political Disaster - May 13, 2008
Attached below please find link to text of open letter to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London written by the Venezuelan group G-400+ concerning the former Mayor Ken Livingstone-Chavez deal to provide cheap fuel for London’s buses and trams which was a major mistake that for the sake of the poorest Venezuelans:
The G-400+ website will be updated with this information.
As you may know by now, Chavez tries to influence certain groups of people including U.S. Congress Representatives and staff by providing cheap oil to the poor which is really a very expensive issue in the long run. For more information on this issue, please do a search on my blog for Joe Kennedy.
Concerning the Interpol investigation please read a quote from infamous Chavez:
Quotable http://english.eluniversal.com/"Do not be ludicrous, Colombia's government. I challenge you to produce one single evidence, not imbecile documents (…) It is difficult to have relations with a government in this way. Ah, economics, trade! May them keep going. As for personal relationships, what for?" Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, speaking about the files found in a laptop seized from FARC Raul Reyes by the Colombian government and analyzed by Interpol.
Chavez seems to be under a lot of stress since he is insulting everyone including German Chancellor Angela Merkel as reported on my previous post.
Venezuelans need help from developed governments and international organizations to restore democracy and end corruption.Cordially,
Maru AngaritaMy blog is: http://maruangarita.blogspot.com/Resources:
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