Thursday, August 07, 2008

Opposition out...

In a few months Venezuela will hold regional and local elections - most states went through a similar 'revolution' as that which happened at a national level; as we know that national level revolution 'train' slowed down and nearly came off the tracks when Chavez narrowly lost last year's referendum - that means these local elections are vital and will be another key test for Happy Hugo and his socialist revolution. "The Venezuelan opposition, historically weak and divided, believes it can now make significant gains" says the BBCs correspondent:

"But now some of their most high-profile politicians will be unable to compete because they have been blacklisted by the government, which accuses them of various misdemeanours in public office."

Of course, and with no intended irony I'm sure, the Venezuelan government assures everyone that such a move is ensuring democracy. Today many Venezuelans marched against the ban.

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5 comments:

Gavin Corder said...

I don't know anything at all about Venezuela. I bow to your judgement on all such matters!

bonnie said...

...totally OT I know but have been watching Lost Land Of The Jaguars...Guayana next door the Venezuela.... wonderful ...

Span Ows said...

Don't take what I say for granted Gavin...look it up! :-)

bonnie, there are still 'tigres' in Venezuela, where I spent many years in Los Llanos there were often sightings...mainly of just footprints but amongst the amazing variety of fauna and flora spotting a balck jaguar (not i a car mag) was one of the hoped-for happenings amongst many highlights.

Gavin Corder said...

Look things up???!!!

What do you think I am? An inquiring individual with my ows mind or something?

Ha ha! I just saw my typo above!!! LOL;-) Very fitting!

Span Ows said...

ws mind...oooo you wish!...


..maybe not ;-)