Saturday, April 23, 2016

Venezuela’s gov wacky priorities

Dear Journalists,
Rather that wacky, perhaps pathetic priorities, would describe the recently reported actions that Nicolás Maduro has taken.
Just last week following the devastating 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador, the Venezuelan government sent food and medicines to the victims in Ecuador. This action was taken even if Venezuelan citizens are lacking basic foods and medicines. Venezuelans must make dangerous lines to get basic needs where people have been assaulted and some have died.
The newspaper El Nacional reported that the Venezuelan government sells energy to Brazil seven times less expensive that the international rate ( At this time, the government started to limit electricity to citizens cutting off supply about four hours daily. Perhaps, corruption, ineptness, or ignorance have blocked the government from using alternative energies like wind and solar power.
The Washington Post’s editorial Venezuela is in desperate need of a political intervention ( explains the disastrous situation in the abused nation. Retired Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat wrote opinion adding to the Washington Post’s editorial ( explaining total corruption.
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, and the International Court of Justice, to assure the safety of the opposition leaders, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.
Maru Angarita
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