Saturday, March 09, 2013

Dysfunctional Socialism

Dear Journalists,
I was just astonished seeing the attendees at Hugo Chavez’s funeral. Outside of Venezuela’s neighboring countries’ leaders, there were infamous world leaders like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and profane Raul Castro from Cuba. The United States delegation was formed by Rev. Jesse Jackson, former U.S. Congressman William Delahunt, and others that may had received free money from Hugo Chavez. Also, attending were some of the heart loving Chavistas who had been seen in Washington, D.C. on expensive business trips that regular Venezuelan citizens cannot afford.
Further, out of Hugo Chavez’s four children only two attended the ceremony. The rumors say that one of his daughters did not agree with the ceremony’s arrangements, and did not go to the funeral. Who knows what happened!
Question to the journalists who attended the ceremony was Hugo Chavez already embalmed? Another rumor is that Hugo Chavez died in Cuba on December 30, and what was brought back to Venezuela was his already embalmed body. So, the death announcement was a farce. Who knows what happened!
The coffin that Chavistas cried and mourned carrying from the Military Hospital to the Military Academy was reported empty. A different coffin with the dictator’s body was at the Military Academy.
There are reports that Hugo Chavez amassed during his time in office two billion dollars.
As you may know, Venezuelan citizens suffer strict foreign exchange rules while the Chavistas travel and have access to foreign trade (Comisión de Administración de Divisas
France24 reported mostly siding with Hugo Chavez. That is with the exception of the live broadcast during the funeral where two experts from each side discussed Hugo Chavez’s domestic violence, anti-semitism, and other infamous issues. Since France is a socialist government  some French citizens  think that Venezuela is also socialist. However, what exists in Venezuela is a dysfunctional socialism where a minority are loaded with money, and the upper and middle class’ quality of life has been reduced. This includes shortages of basic foods, and other products.
The worst situation is the violation of the Constitution as denounced by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski as reported on my previous blog posting titled FRAUD.
Henrique Capriles Radonski, Governor of Miranda State, has denounced fraud by Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ) (supreme court) on live television following Hugo Chavez’s funeral.
The International Court of Justice, busy at it is, should make time to prosecute Hugo Chavez’s thugs who survived him for abuse of power, fraud, and more 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