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Thursday, October 04, 2007

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, URIBE WILL MOVE CLOSER TO CHAVEZ

What was unthinkable until recently is beginning to be considered a likely scenario in U.S. foreign policy circles -- that Colombia's U.S.-backed President Alvaro Uribe will move increasingly closer to Venezuela's anti-American strongman Hugo Chávez. Read the reasons why this is likely to happen in this report, and let is know what you think.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we looking at a XXI Century "peace in out time"? Albeit Colombia and Venezuela are neighbors, their cultural differences are as deep as those of Vermont & Missippi. Uribe's appeasment may come back to haunt Colombians for many decades, because Chavez is not going anywhere in the near future; in fact I think he wants to be the Tiger Woods of LA, trying to better Fidel's record of 48 years in power. Does Uribe now think, after the constitutional ammendment, that "Presidente Vitalicio" is the new title for LA Presidents? Hugo, Evo & Correa seem to thinks so!

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless Bush bans all oil imports from Venezuela, Chavez is going to rule all over Latin America. Now he owns Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia. He is now working in Colombia (this stupidity regarding the liberation of the Farcs hostages, when he is the chief financial officer of said group of crimminals), Argentina when Cristinita becomes the president, and Mexico (waiting until the next elections). Brasil is already a close ally and can become a subordinate as soon as Chavez finds a suitable candidate to run for president. After that is a matter of time that all the other Latin American countries accept Chavez (the rich) rule. All this with USA money!!!!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Unless Bush bans all oil imports from Venezuela, Chavez is going to rule all over Latin America."

Another point of view:

(Le Monde, 13/10/07) Malgré la crise financière, les marchés émergents nagent dans l'euphorie:

"ce n'est plus le consommateur américain qui fait tourner l'économie, explique Paul Psaila, chez Morgan Stanley. Avec 10 000 dollars, le consommateur chinois est le moteur de la croissance."

"Les places financières du Brésil, de la Russie et de l'Inde ne déméritent pas. Leurs indices ont respectivement bondi de 35 %, 70 % et 45 % depuis le début de l'année."

Oil is needed everywhere.
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"this stupidity regarding the liberation of the Farcs hostages, when he is the chief financial officer of said group of crimminals"

I thought FARC's finantial support came from cocaine traffic.

"All this with USA money!!!!"

Indeed.
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"Argentina when Cristinita becomes the president, and Mexico (waiting until the next elections). Brasil is already a close ally and can become a subordinate as soon as Chavez finds a suitable candidate to run for president. After that is a matter of time that all the other Latin American countries accept Chavez (the rich) rule."

I will show you why Chavez is less dangerous than Bush:

COUNTRY PIB (billions)
US 13.770
Venezuela 181
Brasil 1.067
Argentina 214
Colombia 135

Moreover:
The US uses 4 % of its PIB in military expenses; Latin America just 1.31 %.

"Venezuela es el sexto país de Latinoamérica que destina mayor cantidad de recursos económicos en financiar el gasto militar, precedido por Brasil, México, Colombia, Chile y Argentina. En el año 2006 invirtió 1,8 millardos de dólares para la seguridad y defensa del país, lo que representó 1,39% del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB)."

You see, I remember a President saying something like: "Ups, the mass destruction bombs were not true but we will remain there with our armies. We have already killed more than 650 000 people but what counts is our 'good will'."

Be realistic, Chavez is not the dangerous one. The confrontations between Lula and Chavez, Bachelet and Chavez, and Uribe and Chavez, make us all believe we are reaching a state of political maturity. Learn Spanish or Portuguese and start reading local journals.
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Nobody in Latin America is financing armies to attack US interest. Nobody in Latin America is creating importation barriers for US products.

You should be caring about your own well-being. Build a fence if you want; it is treacherous (Mexico has been the best US partner) but it remains your legitimate right.

Once you have finished the fence do not forget what is in the other side does not belong to you.







Why do we care so much?

Because we, South Americans, know that US invasions true motivations are the desire to ensure cheap strategical ressources. Once they are finished with the Middle East, they will come after us.

5:44 PM  

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