Thursday, March 04, 2010

Quotes from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

"We wish for a better future for the people of Venezuela. We wish that their government would govern more in the interests of all of the people. We also wish that there would be less rhetoric and threats coming from Venezuela." US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

El miércoles en Brasilia, Clinton consideró que el gobierno de Venezuela genera preocupación porque “está limitando de forma lenta pero segura las libertades”, y espero que el gobierno “restaure la plenitud de la democracia, la libertad de prensa, la propiedad privada y la economía de mercado”.

SECRETARY CLINTON: With respect to your question about Venezuela, I am not familiar with any of the allegations being made in Spain. I am familiar with the constant allegations being made by the Venezuelan Government with respect to our own government, and I can only reiterate what we have said many times: We are not involved in any activities intended to harm any Venezuelan. We are deeply concerned about the behavior of the Venezuelan Government, which we think is unproductive with respect to its relations with certain neighbors, which we believe is limiting, slowly but surely, the freedoms within Venezuela, therefore adversely impacting the Venezuelan people. And we would hope that there could be a new start on the part of the Venezuelan leadership to restore full democracy, to restore freedom of the press, to restore private property and return to a free market economy. We wish Venezuela were looking more to its south and looking at Brazil and looking at Chile and other models of a successful country. And we think that would be in the best interests of primarily the Venezuelans themselves, but certainly all of their neighbors.

Thank you Madame Secretary for speaking the truth and looking after the well being of Venezuelan citizens!

Hopefully, Hugo Chavez would shut up for a minute and listen to reason! It seems that Hugo Chavez is so full of hate that he can not see what are the needs of Venezuelans citizens, and goes into his insult mode. How sad an unfair it is for Venezuelans' quality of life to be diminished to cheap and thoughtless insults from their president! Please keep in mind that Chavez does not represent the majority of Venezuelan citizens, and allegedly Chavez has manipulated elections to remain in power.

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