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Old 17.08.2004, 23:44   #1
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Default Mr Bu$h! Please stay out of Venezuela!

Barew!

After last sunday's referendum in Venezuela, controlled and found fairly correct by international observers from the Americas (Mr James Carter, a former President of the US, being one of them) and from the European Union's Parliament, some "doubts" coming from the US Administration worry me a lot.

We all know by now that the only real reason for the invasion of Iraq was the control of the oil production.

After reading this article http://www.counterpunch.org/petras07082004.html something came up to my mind: Santiago del Chile 11th September 1973. Three years before Salvador Allende had been ellected President. On this day he was assassinated (some pretend he commited suicide with a machine gun!!!) by troops under the command of Augusto Pinochet who ruled as a dictator during the next 17 years, with a result of roughly 3000 dead or "disappeared", besides about 250000 who were forced to exile. And this (putch included) with the full support of the CIA, because... Allende dared to face ITT and other american big sharks, nationalizing the copper mines (the most important in the world after Katanga in Zaire).

Venezuela is the 5th oil producer in the world. Why should it change hands and benefit others than the Venezuelans?

I hope that for the good of all the people of the area everybody accepts the hand offered by Chavez (see http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americ...vez/index.html ) and mainly that Mr Bush stops interfering there in an immitation of Mr Nixon in 1970 with Chile.

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Old 20.08.2004, 07:50   #2
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Let's hope for the better. Let's say Kerry winning elections

Latin America has finally come to appreciate non-violent government and the role of military has decreased significantly, so democracy in the region has a better prospect than ever before.
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Let's hope for the better. Let's say Kerry winning elections

Latin America has finally come to appreciate non-violent government and the role of military has decreased significantly, so democracy in the region has a better prospect than ever before.
I would love sharing your optimism. Chili was the most stable democracy in South America before Nixon/Pinochet's putch. And later on Mr James Carter was forced to diggest (and support) the errors of Mr Nixon...

Nevertheless let's hope and pray...
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Red Stone, my optimism? isn't that what Latinobarometro surveys indicate?
Let's not forget that back in 1970s or 1980s Latin America did not have the economic base to support stable democracy. Hence there was a need for a strong leader.

Though there were and I guess still are some gloomy predictions like that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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[Latin] America is ungovernable; the man who serves a revolution plows the sea;this nation will fall into the hands of unruly mob and then will pass into the hands of almost indistinguishable petty tyrants of every color and race.

Attributed to the “George Washington of Latin America” Simon Bolivar by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in his novel The General in His Labyrinth.
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Old 20.08.2004, 21:39   #5
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Red Stone, my optimism? isn't that what Latinobarometro surveys indicate?
This is another US invention and/or supported media for intoxicating the public opinion... Please note that when I say US I don't mean US people (who have been already intoxicated) but US administration...

And let's not forget that Fidel Castro became "comunist" because Kennedy sent him to Kruchtchev's arms... Before he was only worried about putting down the dictator Fulgencio Baptista, and in spite of having heard some theories from Che Guevara, as far as it's known, wasn't very much convinced.

The problem with US administrations is that they value more their economic sharks than the people in general...

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The problem with US administrations is that they value more their economic sharks than the people in general...
True.
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