Friday, February 08, 2013

Calling Joe Kennedy …. May B

Dear Journalists,
Shame on CBS Network for broadcasting infamous Joe Kennedy’s CITGO commercial! Yearly former Congressman Joe Kennedy has a television commercial praising Dictator Hugo Chavez for providing free or low cost fuel to his organization to assist the poor in Massachusetts. For the last several winters those of us who oppose Hugo Chavez, and are advocates for Venezuelans suffering his abuses to the nation, have been outraged by Joe Kennedy’s adulation for the infamous dictator.
Sadly, Joe Kennedy does not listen and many of us have been snubbed out while trying to explain to him or his assistants of accepting this type of aid for the poor in Massachusetts.  At the same time Venezuelans are struggling from lack of supplies including food, electricity, cannot buy foreign currency, and the list of blockages is long. All of this while Hugo Chavez and thugs live the good life in abundance.
A few months ago while at the cashier at my neighborhood grocery store in Maryland, a man approached asking me about my foreign accent. I told him that I am an American citizen born in Venezuela. The man started praising Hugo Chavez similar as the Joe Kennedy commercial. Customers rolled their eyes, and I left frustrated about those who do not see the whole picture.
Joe Kennedy should know by now that Hugo Chavez also provides fuel to Bashar Hafez al-Assad, the President of Syria, so he can continue killing his own people. This is among other outrageous foreign interventions that Hugo Chavez and thugs do.
Perhaps, Joe Kennedy can intervene and have Hugo Chavez assist Venezuelans abroad, and individuals who have investments in Venezuela to be able to continue businesses and help the local economy, and themselves. Perhaps, Venezuelans can also buy US dollars in order to buy most needed supplies as Hugo Chavez and his supporters freely buy in the United States and elsewhere.
In case you missed it below are some previous reports that the television networks can read to get a real opinion of the free fuel:
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: Twitter @maruangarita