Picture from the Madrid march, I prefer not to translate it
Archive for January 28th, 2003
Tonight, in a march in Vargas State, a candlelight march by the opposition was met by the chavistas, forcing the use of tear gas once again. The Chavistas shot at the marchers with real bullets a cop has been shot.
Since all PDVSA workers that work in comercialization of oil are on strike, have been fired or have been replaced by those in favor of the Government, PDVSA was forced to hire Pepex to sell oil for the company. Now, this is the announcement made at the Pepex website today, which appears to indiacte that PDVSA has no idea who its clients are, what financial obligations it has and what contracts it has signed. Way to go!
The Head of the Electoral Hall of the National Assembly said today that the decision to suspend the referendum had political motives as the decision violates fundamental rights of the Constitution, violates the rights to a defense and does not recognize the right of the citizens to participate in elctoral processes. Calling the decision to recuse him “temerary and unjust” and called for teh Constitutional Hall to evaluate it “with rigor”. The Justice also said that the Hall had gone beyond its mandate when it decided to order that no electoral process may take place, which was not requested by those that asked for the injunction. He said the sentence shuts down any possibility of an electoral solution.
Proof that Venezuelans don’t lose their sense of humor is this billboard parodying the Johny Walker ads: ” I have been walking for over a month and this a…….. doesn’t leave……”. Keep Walking. Note the Venezuelan flag in Johny Walker’s hand.
Inside the Pictures section I placed new photos of what the National Guard did two weeks ago in Valencia. I have uglier ones, but these give the idea.