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Venezuela: Thoughts of a Visitor and Chavez vs. Blair

Mary Ann Swissler posts an email by Judy Brady about her recent trip to Venezuela with the fair trade group, Global Exchange. Daniel Duquenal offers his explanation of the Hugo Chavez-Tony Blair diplomatic spat.

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  • Gustavo Coronel

    God Bless Judy Brady…. she picked coffee for the Sandinistas while the Ortega Brothers were steling porperties worth millions of dollars. Now she goes to Venezuela and in a very touching and candid manner tells us about the Venezuela she saw, about the “million” marchers for Chavez and, also, about the disorganization and social problems facing the country.Through her naive and admiring eyes what emerges is the reality of a country in total disarray. By the Way Judy, iliteracy was only 6% when Chavez arrived in power. Now no one knows because statistics are not reliable any more. You are a good person, it is obvious from your memo. But some people never learn! All the best to Global Exchange…. they get a lot of money from Chavez and from gullible idealistic people like you,
    Gustavo Coronel, a Venezuelan, also gray haired but more conscious of the Venezuelan tragedy.

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