Archive for September 23rd, 2003

Intelligence Police raids Court

September 23, 2003

Venezuelan Intelligence police raided the First Administrative Circuit Court considered to be the most professional Court in Venezuela. The Court has been severely criticized by Chavez because it ruled that Cuban medical doctors should cease working in the country without passing the medical equivalency test. The issue is over the fact that the driver for the Court’s President was detained last week with a case folder in his car without authorization. The Justice has said he sent the driver to deliver the file. Amazing how much is made of this political case and we have yet to hear about any investigation of the eight people killed at the funeral of a gang violence victim last weekend.

California recall to proceed

September 23, 2003

As I predicted, the recall in California will proceed and the issue was resolved very quickly, unlikey the Venezuelan case. On ruling the Federal Appeals Court said:

“the State of California and its citizens will suffer material hardship by virtue of the enormous resources already invested in reliance on the election’s proceeding on the announced date”

That is what happens in a working Democracy with checks and balances and solid institutions, what is important remains important. Not like here…..The ACLU said it will not appeal.