Publicado el 10-05-2012
Triumph in Venezuela
Although much has been said for some time now about the importance of the elections in Venezuela this Sunday, October 7th, 2012, it is necessary to insist on this because what is at stake is not only the liberty of Venezuela but also that of other countries linked to that South American nation and which have suffered economic intervention by Lt. Col. Hugo Chávez. That economic intervention has been evident in numerous ways in the violations of the Chávez regime against everything that democracy represents in Venezuela and also in other countries where he has exerted a pernicious economic influence.
It is evident that there is continental concern and certainly also in European countries with respect to the immediate fate of democracy in Venezuela. Considerable efforts must be made to prevent that this country ceases to be a republic. And it should be remembered that to be a republic it is necessary to respect the institutions that establish this. Thus, it is not a question of that word appearing in correspondence or only on official documents.
The conspiracy of the Chávez regime against Venezuelan democracy has been going on for more than ten years with regrettable actions that have damaged the democratic life of that nation. While Chávez heedlessly and irresponsibly distributes money in international conspiracies, in Venezuela there is serious poverty with all its consequences which include, unfortunately, the lack of public safety in its streets.
As everyone knows, the only hope – by the way, a very strong hope – is represented by the opposition candidate, the former governor of the Miranda State, Henrique Capriles. This candidate has deservedly garnered considerable national support, as well as international support. His political campaign has followed democratic norms mobilizing national sentiments on behalf of the democracy that Capriles represents.
Therefore, this Sunday, October 7th, is not only a significant date for the people of Venezuela, but also for all those who in this region of the world are worried about the fate of that nation.