Someone at the American Thinker knows a lot about what is happening in Venezuela and Chavez’ aborted trip and suggests very similar reasons for the cancellation:
“He cancelled all that, and all of a sudden, supposedly because of airplane trouble. Never mind that extensive preparations had been made, and correspondents had been flown out. Chavez was so hasty about it his people didn’t even bother to even tell the Council of the Americas that he wasn’t coming – the Secret Service ended up doing it for him. Chavez’s flacks said the presidential airplane could not be repaired in time. But that’s a little ridiculous – Venezuela has plenty of aircraft – and the Venezuelan foreign minister managed to catch some sort of flight to the U.S. for the United Nations sessions this week.
There was some speculation among the media that Chavez had urgent business regarding a violent weekend military confrontation at the western border with Colombian paramilitaries, which left six Venezuelan soldiers and one civilian dead.”
And of course , the Apure massacre was a media show to make Chavez look bad according to chief Chavez pleaser and flunky Maduro:
“An international and mediatic ambush”
I guess it wasn’t the paramilitary either…Saatchi and Saactchi? BBOD? CIA?