Updated September 5, 2012
article reports witnesses’ testimony of the Yanomami massacre.
'Vimos cuerpos de personas quemados'
Analitica.com’s editorial comments on Hugo Chavez’s lack of
control of the border area. While the
Yanomamis must keep their territory free of the outside world others may be
taking advantage of that region for illegal activities.
Venezuelan gov't: no evidence of slaughtered indigenous community
Venezuelan Minister for the Indigenous Peoples said no piece of evidence has
Updated September 4, 2012
It may be hard to investigate a crime on a remote rain
forest that allegedly took place on July 5 of this year. Civilians report that three Yanomamis
survivors were rescued by the Brazilian government, and denounced the massacre
of 80 members of their tribe by illegal miners as reported by Agence France
Press republished on Venezuela Awareness:
Survival International has
denounced abuses against the Yanomamis on the Website “All miners should be
removed from Yanomami territory and the perpetrators of the massacre brought to
justice.” Twitter @survival email@example.com
The civilians also report that the Brazilian government requested
assistance by the Venezuelan Foreign Service.
Yanomamis live in isolation, and must be protected from the illegal miners,
and other threats to their survival.
There are unconfirmed reports that Hugo Chavez assigned one of his
generals to cover-up the death of the Yanomamis. As of last night, the Venezuelan government
continues to deny the massacre of Yanomamis.
Please read my previous blog postings.
UNESCO Peace Ambassador Patricia Velasquez, a Venezuelan actress
and fashion model, was interviewed by CNN en Español concerning the massacre. Amb. Velasquez says that there was a massacre
hubo masacre de Yanomamis": Patricia Velásquez en CNN
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.
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