Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Dear Journalists,
The press has been reporting for the last several months outrageous neglect for Venezuela’s environment including oil spills which have been reported as inappropriately managed.  Venezuelans lack quality of life, and struggle big time to get small and limited amounts of foreign currency a year as imposed by infamous Hugo Chavez through to be able to travel abroad.   Citizens, the environment, infrastructure, education et al are neglected while Venezuela’s oil company Pétroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) spends US$66 Millions a year to fund an F1 car raiser.  The outrage deepens as Hugo Chavez’s government is offering traveling packages to watch car raises in Europe and elsewhere without the ordeal of going through Cadivi.  I invite you to please read my updated Socialism Not posting with related information. Please know that Cadivi does not have flexibility for foreign currency availability for extreme health cases, students seeking a degree abroad, and other needs to improve the wellbeing of citizens and quality of life.
In the meantime, the press reports that Pdvsa debt on loans and bond issues rises to USD 43.3 billion
Economists should clarify what is going on in Venezuela with the billions of dollars wasted while the abused nation resources decline for everyone, but for an elite few including Hugo Chavez and thugs.  Where are the salary reports for Hugo Chavez and those who support him?  I repeat my ongoing question, what is Chavez’s salary, and how much is he worth after taking office?
Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat explained in his column published on this date how deep corruption is ingrained in the Hugo Chavez’s government.
Los magistrados cantarines
Venezuelans has millions of decent people, and it so sad that a few dozen thugs make life so hard, and embarrassing for the nation.  In better news,  L. Rafael Reif, a Venezuelan, is the new president-elect of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):
Also, Venezuelan Patricia Andrade, President of Venezuelan Awareness Foundation, was recognized by the U.S. Congress for her achievements in democracy and human rights.
Venezuelans have hope that the opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski will be the new president, but worry about Hugo Chavez’s algorithms manipulating the results of the election. The International Court of Justice, busy at it is, should make time to prosecute Hugo Chavez for fraud if the alleged algorithms and open violation of the vote are true.
Venezuelans need help from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.
Maru Angarita
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