Friday, June 22, 2007

Time to Go

Read complete report at:
Venezuela News And ViewsVenezuela News And Views
Jungle mom says;

I have just read the leaked report of the upcoming constitutional changes being planned by this regime. The president has been quietly working on this since his re-election. ( I am using the English translation from Daniel's blog. please go over and reead it for yourself in it's entirety!)

I read some of this in Spanish yesterday and is partly responsible for my depression I was expressing last night. I found it available in English at the above site this morning. I did not have the time and energy to translate it myself. Read it and weep.


No more private property besides your personal belongings.

The air borne media will have rights to emit only if they serve educative purpose. The state decides which are the educative goals.

The autonomy of Universities is done with. The state will be deciding which careers should be offered and which is the right curriculum to follow.

Decentralization will be done with.
Jungle Mom says; of course there is also the means for unlimited re-election. Also, I had heard rumors of the threat to eliminate DUAL CITIZENSHIP. And it is suggested that the government do so because so many people with dual citizenship tend to be opposition. This effects us as we have children of dual citizenship.

The following was added by Daniel.Venezuela News And ViewsVenezuela News And Views

Added later:
meanwhile I got a copy of the International Bar Association report on Venezuela, but in Spanish only (some one can get me the English link?). The report is dire and certainly does not allay the fears raised by the constitutional changes (which the report also addresses, in particular the scandalous secretive nature of the discussion!). When I have more time I will post on this report that documents clearly how Venezuelan liberties have been consistently maimed by the current regime.

20 comments:

Brooke said...

Welcome to communist Venezuela.

Truly a sad thing. I hope the people put this to a swift end.

Gayle said...

It's obvious that with that fat megalomaniac in control down there things are only going to get worse. I feel sorry for those good people who are forced to live under his dictatorship. I'm so thankful that I was born in America, Rita.

Great post. God bless you and yours.

Dawn said...

So very very sad!!

Amanda said...

You were on my heart this morning when I read Psalm 52 in my quiet time.

Ashley said...

it's so ridiculous! The lot of it! How much worse can it get for all those poor people?

I'm praying for you! I know it's hard, but thank goodness you're leaving to be spared from stuff such as this!

jennifer said...

Communist Venezuela is exactly right. I am so sad.

Bob said...

Thank you for your continued courage in revealing what is going on. My prayers go with you and your family.

Pat said...

Sad that a person can wield such poser to change the whole being of a nation!!

We will continue to pray you and your family to safety. I know your heart breaks for your country, your friends, families, and for the future of the country!!
So sorry for your pain....

Mountain Mama said...

The Lord God is still in control of everything and I am praying that He will turn this all around and us it for His glory.

Pam said...

Sad and almost as scary as Jackie's report about c-sections!

luvvom said...

Do you think the people will rise up against him?

Obob said...

the Castro wannabe has shown his true colors. I wonder if all the liberals who stand by him will remain. His "Bush is the devil" rhetoric may get him their street cred, but his blatant human rights violations you would think make them shy away. I doubt it. Chavez seems to beleive if you give the opposition no voice they will be silent, I doubt it as well. I know you are heartbroken, I can only imagine

daniel said...

Time to leave yet JM?
FTGF!

Rosemary said...

Dear JM,
I sent some links to Serendip, because I cannot find your email anywhere. They're not an exact match, but they have some aspects covered. Have a blessed weekend.

Linds said...

This is so sad. So difficult to see what the next few months will bring to Venezuela. Thank you so much for telling the story, Rita. I am praying.

Michael said...

Welcome to the VSSR, the Venezuelan Soviet Socialist Republic.

I'm glad to hear that you're getting out now, Jungle Mom...

NspiredByFaith said...

I am so thankful that you are leaving. I'm thankful that you will get to eventually be near your grandchildren and mend your heart! I am so deeply saddened for these people in Venezuela.

PortraitofPeter said...

I do hope you will soon be in the land of the 'free'.

Take care.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Oh, I am so sorry. That must break your heart and anger you at the same time. I just wonder how God is going to use this but I know he will. connie from Texas

The Merry Widow said...

JM-G*D be with you and your children.
I'm copying your post to send to a friend that is keeping up with this national tragedy.
G*D bless and come home!

tmw