Saturday, June 21, 2008

Venezuela's Political Disaster - June 21, 2008

Dear Journalists,

The news about alleged Chavez's support for terrorists seem to be just about every where. The following link is to editorial from Investor's Business Daily " Hugo of Hezbollah:"

The following is article written by Journalist Eleonora Bruzual who has a Radio Talk Show in Miami, Florida, and who has been denouncing Chavez's support for named terrorists:

"Tienen a los terroristas resollándoles en la nuca y se sorprenden cuando no pueden seguir haciéndose los locos... (Jueves 19 de junio de 2008)"

What is so aggravating is that while Chavez's rules by whims, and sympathy for thug groups, Venezuelan citizens are suffering severe foreign exchange controls, inept government services like "Comision Administrative de Divisas" (Cadivi , and other controlling agencies that block freedom of trade, and financial well-being. So, all the money goes to Chavez to do as he pleases while keeping Venezuelans as financial hostages.

Venezuelans need help from developed governments and international organizations to restore democracy and end corruption.


Maru Angarita

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

CNN: U.S.: Two Venezuelans are supporting terrorism

From Terry Frieden
CNN Justice Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. government designated two Venezuelans, including a diplomat, as supporters of international terrorism Wednesday for what it called their support of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.

US eyes alleged Venezuela-based Hezbollah helpers

The Associated Press Wednesday, June 18, 2008; 8:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration took action Wednesday against a Venezuelan official and others accused of providing financial support to the Hezbollah terror group

US accuses Venezuelan diplomat of cooperating with Hezbollah

"It is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hezbollah facilitators and fundraisers,” said Adam Szubin, Director of the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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US commences designating Venezuelans

18 June 2008
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has named two Venezuelan nationals, and their two controlled businesses, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, alleging that they are fundraisers and facilitators for Hizballah, and that one of the individuals named has traveled to Iran, whilst the other has been a diplomat in Syria and Lebanon. This is understood to be merely the first recent OFAC designation of Venezuelan nationals and entities.

Maru Angarita
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