Friday, April 06, 2012

A leader who hates his people?

Dear Journalists,

On my previous blog posting dated March 30, 2012 I questioned if Hugo Chavez  is “The president who detests his country?”  Some people reacted to my question.  One Twitter user said that Chavez may hate Venezuela, but keeps a group of facilitators loyal to his actions.

Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat explained in his opinion column that indeed Hugo Chavez’s actions express hatred for Venezuelans. Amb. Taylhardat says that Hugo Chavez’s grave illness seems to have increased his hatred.   Amb. Taylhardat further explains that Hugo Chavez may have two Venezuelas:  1.  The Venezuela of individuals with unconditional loyalty to him, including those who do not agree with his Castro-communist project.  2.  The other Venezuela of the bourgeoisie, which he refers to with a list of insults including traitors as shown below:

 “Para él hay dos Venezuela: 1) la de los que están con él incondicionalmente, y el resto del país que no comulga con su proyecto castro-comunista de convertir al país en una colonia cubana, en lo que por cierto ya ha avanzado considerablemente. 2) la de los burgueses, escuálidos, majunches, lacayos del imperio, pitiyanquis, traidores a la patria (miren quien habla de traición a la patria), etc., etc., que somos todos los demás.”

I wonder about Hugo Chavez’s reasoning when he calls traitors to those who do not support him while his actions seem to indicate that he is Venezuela’s traitor.  I imagine that when the infamous leader dies Venezuelan history books will only have one page to report his administration as the worst time for citizens.

During this Holy Week Hugo Chavez went to church asking Jesus to give him life:

Critics question if Hugo Chavez is asking for more time to continue destroying Venezuela?

In better news, there is a new independent political movement in Venezuela to vote for Henrique Capriles Radonski “Movimiento de Independentes for Henrique” (MICH) promoted by Amb. Taylhardat.    Those who would like to join please write to with name, identification, and profession.

Venezuelans have hope that the opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski will be the new president, but worry about Hugo Chavez’s algorithms manipulating the results of the election.   The International Court of Justice, busy at it is, should make time to prosecute Hugo Chavez 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