Saturday, July 03, 2010


Dear Journalists,

Even in the board game of Monopoly® certain actions will send players to jail, and while there is access to free passes these run out eventually. Similarly, Hugo Chavez will end up in jail by his thug behavior taking citizens’ properties at will for free. Exxon recently won a law suit against Chavez for his expropriation projects:

Exxon wins $12b freeze on Venezuela assets

Company preparing to dispute nationalization of large oil project

Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat wrote on his biweekly column article Mal comienzo referring to Chavez’s comments against Colombia’s President Elect Juan Manuel Santos. However, brilliant and all fantastic Santos should know better. Santos officially announced his newly chosen advisor Tony Blair, and I am pretty sure that Venezuelans have to be more optimistic in their relationship with their neighbor.

It is outrageous that the horrible oil spills in Venezuela are not making headlines in the world news. While I am aware that these types of oil spills have been destroying Lake Maracaibo for many years, Chavez’s negligence against the environment should be a major concern to all of us. Ramirez’s minimizing the situation only makes the situation worst.

Venezuelans expect the aid from the International Court of Justice to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.


Maru Angarita
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