Monday, August 23, 2010

No Joke

Dear Journalists,

The New York Times’ front page story on this date is the out-of-control violence in Venezuela. I wonder if Hugo Chavez is either allowing it to intimidate using his buddies, or is unable to control it.

Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why

Over 800,000 youngsters have left Venezuela in 10 years,000-youngst_23A4372411.shtml

Just imagine families raising children, and teenagers under a pathological living environment where the president has no respect, nor cares about the well-being of citizens. The youth have only known one leader, and some live with post-traumatic stress after witnessing victims of crime.

Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat’s article ¿Cuál es el chiste? comments on Hugo Chavez’s dismissing, and minimizing as a joke the charges filed by several individuals against him at the International Criminal Court. (Please read my previous posting dated August 14, 2010)

Amb. Taylhardat explains that Chavez has allegedly hired French attorney-at-law Jacques Berger to defend him against criminal charges. So, more expenses for Venezuelan citizens to pay on behalf of Chavez.

Violence has also reached the military where a few days ago a soldier killed two individuals, and injured 15 others inside a military fort.

Concerning U.S. Ambassasdor to Venezuela Larry Palmer the U.S. State Department has issued the following statements on August 23, 2010:

QUESTION: I’m asking because it appears that President Chavez does not think that your ambassador designee – your nominee to Venezuela will be an effective – and --
MR. CROWLEY: And we continue our conversation with Venezuela, and we believe that Larry Palmer, if confirmed by the Senate, will in fact be an effective ambassador and an effective interlocutor between our government and Venezuela.
QUESTION: Have the Venezuelans withdrawn agreement?
QUESTION: They haven’t.

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


Maru Angarita
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