Archive for July 29th, 2009

The importance of having “contacts” in Venezuela: Get your Venezuelan passport!

July 29, 2009

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And how about this website that someone sent to me today where you can see this wonderful ad:


This company has such good contacts, that for the meager sum of 19,000 euros, they can get you not only a Venezuelan passport (hard to get for real Venezuelans), but the Venezuelan nationality, all from the comfort of your own home!

Yes! This contact is so good, you don’t even have to come to Venezuela, speak Spanish or even know where Venezuela is, just go down to your nearest Venezuelan Embassy and the revolutionary contact will make sure your passport is there.

And Israel worries that the Venezuelan Government is giving Venezuelan passports away to the Iranian one, so that its citizens can percolate through Latin America without visa!

That’s why they call it the robolution!

Two points of view: Facts versus the revolution

July 29, 2009

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Fact: From Reuters today on why oil prices were down

“Oil dropped nearly 6 percent on Wednesday to near $63 a barrel in the biggest one-day slide since April after data showed a surge in U.S. crude inventories on higher imports and lower refinery activity.”

The revolution, also today in Reuters, on why oil prices will go up by the end of the year:

“We are still influenced by market instability, but that (price) projection is happening, and there will be a gradual recovery of oil,” Ramirez said.
We expect the strong fall in inventories to continue”

There you have it, facts versus ignorance…