Thursday, January 31, 2013

Huge food shortages and cruelty in Venezuela!

Dear Journalists,
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 ( 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) ( 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.
Hugo 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.
In 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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Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat endorses a new political candidate Ramón Guillermo Aveledo:
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
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