Monday, January 07, 2013


For 12 long years, Venezuelans have been left on their own to oppose the Hugo Chavez regime to the detriment of Venezuela and numerous countries in the region.  It is now time to act and help the Venezuelan people ensure that they have a fair chance at recovering their democracy.
As you are aware, Hugo Chavez “won” the previous election, but allegedly is now incapacitated with cancer, and may be in a coma and nearing death. Vice President Nicolas Maduro has assumed power, and President Chavez may not be able to attend the important swearing in ceremony on January 10. The Venezuelan constitution—the very one that Hugo Chavez himself had created to replace the previous constitution—requires that he be sworn in. If he is incapacitated, there should be new elections.
Please remember, assuming that Hugo Chavez won the election fairly, the people voted for Hugo Chavez in a very close election. Is crucial that world leaders demand the Hugo Chavez regime to hold new free and fair elections.
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
My blog is: Twitter @maruangarita
Special thanks to Miriam Ferrer