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Letter: Whose hands off Venezuela?
Published on April 4, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Yesterday's letter from the Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Movement calling for hands off Venezuela is directed at the United States. No mention is made of the fact that Cuba has had its hands on Venezuela for years now. Since the 1950s Fidel Castro had his eyes on Venezuela's oil.

Now, thanks to Chavez, "Cubazuela" is partly run by Cubans. Cubans are completely in charge of the identity card system in Venezuela, which means that Havana has the details of every Venezuelan citizen over the age of 14. Therefore Venezuela is no longer a sovereign country.

As to the use of Simon Bolivar's name for the republic of Venezuela and the TT Bolivarian Solidarity Movement, Bolivar was no Marxist and would probably be horrified at the things now being carried out in his name.

This TTBSM seems to rely on "reliable reports" for its knowledge of what is going on in Venezuela. They have obviously drunk up a lot of Venezuela government's propaganda. To attribute the shortages of basic goods to hoarding is absurd. Shortages are due to Marxism as happens in every communist country, Cuba being a prime example.

If at the last election, which Maduro claims to have won, by a very tiny margin, why did he at first agree to a recount and in a few days renege on this agreement? Obviously because he and Havana had much to hide.

Gregory Thomas
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