Archive for December 24th, 2002

Patriotic biking, Poster, lights and flags and face.

December 24, 2002

Merry Christmas, Freedom and Happiness (Picture by Oscar Sabater, more under pictures)

December 24, 2002

Peace, Truce and Detentions

December 24, 2002

While the Chavez Government calls for a truce and peace on Christmas Eve, it has now jailed 90 members of the merchant marine for joining the General strike, has fired 90 managers of PDVSA and the Red Cross is trying to obtain authorization from the Venezuelan military to give medical assistance to some crew members on the striking ships. What a nice way of saying Merry Christmas!

The Chavez Administartion keeps saying that things will be back to normal soon, but oil production stands at less than 200,000 barrels a day and the President of Pdvsa has acknowledged that PDVSA has collapsed while saying it will be recovered. In the era of knowledge is power, Mr. Rodriguez plans to get PDVSA moving with untrained people, such is the folly of revolutionaries that believe turning a society into a primitive one is the way to design a new one.

Meanwhile, for the opposition, the rallying cry is not Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, but:


May you all find peace, freedom and happiness on Christmas!!

Another great day for the opposition

December 24, 2002

It was another great day for the opposition as we had a huge  candlelight march. It was also a day in which the National Guard used tear gas to disperse a peaceful demonstration on the Lake Maracaibo bridge. Once the people were gassed off the bridge, you should have seen the grotesque images of National Guards in motorcycles throwing tear gas cannisters at ladies and older gentlemen, as if they were cattle. There was also a grenade thrown at the headquarters of the Confederation of Chambers of Commerce. Separately the crew of some of the tankers were jailed, denied lawyers, food and water.

While the first item may sound positive, why do I think the other two are good? Simple, the more the Chavez Government shows its true miltaristic facist face, the more the world will realize what a democratic charade Chavez is performing in Venezuela. For three days, the Government’s negotiating team did not show up at the table being mediated by the Secretary General of the OAS. Why do you think that is? Also simple, they don’t want to negotiate. For a month and a half the Government has said the only option is  that a recall referendum may be held in August. That is not a negotiaton stance, it is what the Constitution says. The country can’t wait that long, there is no Government, there is a rebellion and there is no justice. As simple as that!

The whole family including patriotic chihuahua attend candlelight march