Sunday, November 24, 2013

Open letter to Dutch King Willem-Alexander

Dear Journalists,
This blog posting is to address His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, and his wife Her Majesty Queen Máxima concerning their November 23, 2013 trip to Venezuela to meet with illegitimate leader Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.
On November 23 Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Maxima met with illegitimate leader Nicolas Maduro, a visit coinciding with anti-government protests by Venezuela's opposition (Agence France Presse, 2013). Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index ranks the Netherlands with a CPI score of 84 and Venezuela’s CPI score is 19! How can Dutch companies do business with Venezuelan citizens and vice versa? Venezuelan citizens at this time seem closer to the Vincent van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters painting with the exception that at times Venezuelans cannot find coffee, nor basic goods as toilet paper, flour and all. Please read Steve H. Hanke’s presentation (
Your Majesties, it is of utmost importance that you understand that the current economic policies in Venezuela are a major disaster. The commission to control foreign exchange (  for businesses big and small has ruined the credit of most Venezuelan companies. CADIVI takes several months to process a request for foreign currency to pay creditors and enable businesses to buy goods.
Venezuela’s current president has been reported as illegitimate since the elections were allegedly rigged big time (The Weekly Standard, 2013). Please remember that Maduro was nominated by his own wife who is an attorney and should have recused herself for this decision for  possible conflict of interest.
Your Majesties, I invite you to please visit my blog, and those of my fellow bloggers like Alexander Boyd, Pedro Mario Burelli, and experts who are regularly quoted in our blogs and other Web sites.
The International Court of Justice, busy at it is, should make time to prosecute Hugo Chavez’s thugs who survived him for abuse of power, fraud, and more fraud if the alleged algorithms and open violation of the vote are true.
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: Twitter @maruangarita

Darenblum. J. (2013, April 23). Venezuela’s Illegitimate President. Weekly Standard. Retrieved from

Transparency International. (2013). Corruption Perceptions Index 2012. Retrieved f rom