While the international press seems to only focus
on the health issues affecting infamous Hugo Chavez Venezuelans continue to
suffer huge food shortages. Many complain that there are no basic foods, and
shoppers must visit several supermarkets, and local farm markets to try to
collect a few goods. Please keep in mind that distances are blocked by
outrageous traffic jams, and violence.
Harvard Internationalist Pedro Mario Burelli
(www.pmbcomments.com) recently circulated a YouTube video showing some
appalling scenes of shoppers trying to buy goods. I will not show the video on
this blog because I am an animal protectionist and lover, and detest the
horrors involved with innocent animals. I take this opportunity to recognize
that Mr. Burelli is brilliant, and a good judge of character, and some of his
predictions from the last several years have come true.
Similarly, certain Venezuelans continue to
abuse animals at zoos, and elsewhere. Sadly, while living in Venezuela in the
early 1990s I was aware of horrible practices. Just a few days ago, a small
tiger (a cunaguaro) (http://www.eluniversal.com/vida/130129/cunaguaro-mutilado-de-el-pinar-podria-sobrevivir-con-protesis)
had his front leg amputated by zoo trespassers allegedly to practice wacky
rituals. By the way, it seems that those who believe that Hugo Chavez is the “son”
of Liberator Simon Bolivar, who had no children, may have Bolivar confused with
José Tomás Boves who seems closer in behavior to Hugo Chavez.
Chavez’s infamous officials allegedly living the good life away from all the
despair that regular citizens must endure on a regular basis seem to have
gathered all riches while blocking Venezuelans from basic needs. In the middle
of this disaster, Hugo Chavez has
continued his mandatory employee freeze so business owners have to keep workers
who do not produce, have hostile attitudes, and do not show up to work.
other matters, Hugo Chavez seems to continue to destroy the environment; this
time by allowing development of forest and jungle around the Orinoco belt.
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The International Court of Justice, busy at it is, should
make time to prosecute Hugo Chavez, and his thugs who survive him, 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
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