Saturday, February 07, 2009

Student Protest in Caracas

Dear Journalists,

Venezuelan students accompanied by many sharing their disgust towards Chavez's abuse of power marched today in different Caracas' main streets assuring that the vote NO will win in the scheduled election to take place on February 15:

One of my favorite quotes as provided by Harvard Internationalist Pedro Mario Burelli is the following"

"Señaló el dirigente estudiantil que este país siempre ha sido un paraíso para toda clase de personas sin distingo de religión, raza o ideología política. "Nunca había sido malo ser rico, pobre o de clase media, cristiano o judío. Siempre ha sido un paraíso de convivencia, y no nos lo van a quitar", dijo Smolansky."

Rough translation: Student leader Smolansky said that Venezuela has been a paradise to all people without distinction of religion, race, and political ideology. "Never was bad to be rich, poor, or middle class, Christian or Jewish. Always had been a paradise to live in harmony and that is not going to be taken from us." Smolansky referred to the infamous hatred rhetoric expressed by Chavez in his speeches to the nation.

The following link is to pictures from the student protest:

Concerning the destruction at the Synagogue in Caracas a few days ago, Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat wrote his opinion column to describe the total abuse from alleged Chavez's supporters, and to provide his support for freedom in Venezuela respecting all faiths:

Un acto de vandalismo imperdonable

There is hope among Venezuelan people that this is the end of Chavez since the infamous leader has lost most of his support.


Maru Angarita

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