Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is Venezuela a Narco State?

Dear Journalists,
The events that took place last week with the United States of America, Venezuela, and the Netherlands left many questions open. Perhaps you can find the answers.
The U.S. Department of Treasury issued a press release dated 9/12/2008 titled Treasury Targets Venezuelan Government Officials Supporting the FARC:
One of the generals sought was caught in the island of Aruba last week where the Venezuelan government had sent him as Consul, but he had not yet secured diplomatic immunity. There was a heated discussion, and the Netherlands released the individual from detention.
Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State, @WHAAsstSecty, wrote that “The release of Carvajal is a misapplication of diplomatic immunity, and makes a mockery of that important principle”.
There are reports that Venezuela was going to send battle ships to Aruba to ensure the release of the pending diplomat. The Washington Post reported that there were threats behind release of Venezuelan general.
Aruba Says Venezuela Raised Military Pressure on It
So, what has become of Venezuela? I worry that the International Criminal Court of Justice in the Hague has become a joke.
Venezuelans need help from world leaders to assure the safety of the opposition 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