Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oil $$$, Food shortages and lack of government

Dear Journalists,
Otto Reich, former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, wrote the following article in the Wall Street Journal published on February 11, 2013:
In Venezuela, Plenty of Oil, Not Enough Food
Venezuela is going through a terrible ordeal where many are suffering a desperate lack of supplies. While many people oppose the Hugo Chavez regime, there are elite groups who support him and call themselves socialists, or communists or whatever. I have seen individuals who belong to those groups trash Americans, the United States, and developed and organized countries. The odd thing about these individuals is that they are all educated, live in beautiful houses, love good wine, good food, elegant people, drive imported automobiles, and travel abroad at will. In 2005 I wrote a blog posting about an argument I had with a college professor in Venezuela that represents the same issues involving those elite groups:
Hugo Chavez’s government does not seem to match European socialism, nor even communism as a regime. His administration seems to be just a corrupted group of individuals ransacking the nation.
Cartoon by Rayma:
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 restore democracy.
Maru Angarita
My blog is: http://maruangarita.blogspot.com Twitter @maruangarita