Archive for October 18th, 2004

Puzzle for the readers from the fire

October 18, 2004

 



Chipilin sends in this picture wondering if anyone can explain how a window six floors below the fire pops and smoke comes out of it

Alvarez report, english version

October 18, 2004

We have placed my translation of the fraud report to English right here for those that may not read Spanish. Thanks Ed and MB for their help.  Still has typos but my days still only have 24 hours.

Will Chavez be an ecocidal president?

October 18, 2004

Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal president?


 


We have placed my translation of the fraud report to English right here for those that may not read Spanish. Thanks Ed and MB for their help.  Still has typos but my days still only have 24 hours.


 



 


Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


 


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal President?

Will Chavez be an ecocidal president?

October 18, 2004

Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal president?


 


We have placed my translation of the fraud report to English right here for those that may not read Spanish. Thanks Ed and MB for their help.  Still has typos but my days still only have 24 hours.


 



 


Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


 


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal President?

Will Chavez be an ecocidal president?

October 18, 2004

Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal president?


 


We have placed my translation of the fraud report to English right here for those that may not read Spanish. Thanks Ed and MB for their help.  Still has typos but my days still only have 24 hours.


 



 


Alexander Luzardo is an Unviersity Professor and environmentalist that supported Chavez’ election in 1998 wholeheratedly and was even elected as a Senator for Chavez MVR in 1998. He later wrote the sections of the new Bolivarian Constitution relating to the environment. I had heard little from and about him recently and was truly shocked by his attack n Chávez’ environmental policy in this article published in yesterday’s el Universal.


 


An environmental balance of the last five years of the Government of President Chavez begins by recognizing the approval of the Chapter about Environmental Rights and other mandates established in the 1999 Constitution, characterized by Hermán Escarrá in his speech presenting the Constitutional project as the most beautiful and advanced with respect to human Rights and Guarantees. To that effect he says: “It is a right and a duty for each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the future world”. This phrase in itself, it’s a constitution.


 


Environmental management has been characterized by clear inefficiency and lack of leadership by the supervising organization: The minister of the Environment and of Natural Resources (MARN). Its operating units such as the national institute for Parks which administers approximately 15% of the national territory, composed of 43 national parks, does not have an adequate budget and has been spiraling down for the last ten years, the same as the MARN and its regional and state directorships.


 


The National parks are affected by invasion, an example of these are the mining invasion of the Yapacana National Park, in Amazonas; Henry Pittier, Aragua; Yacambu, Lara; El Avila, Caracas and Vargas, as well as the protective zones of Caracas and Miranda and the Cortada del Guayabo in the Pan-American Highway, in front of the insensible eyes of the authorities and the Environmental Guardship pf the National Guard, even in the noses of Fort Tiuna (Caracas’ military Fort) Damaging activities are registered in the fishing and animal refuge “Los Olivitos” near the Gulf of Venezuela in Zulia State and in the Paria peninsula, by the exploration and exploitation of gas and oil.


 


The preaching for the occupation of land does not take into account the indispensable protection of the soil and the areas Under Special regimen (ABRAE), which could translate into the loss of capacity of these soils, exhausting of the sources of water and liquidation of forests.


 


The electrical transmission lines over Canaima National park and the Gran Sabana generated a negative visual and scenic impact over the chain of Tepuys (unique in the world) and affected the Sierra de Lema.


 


The policy of cleaning oil and petrochemical moats in Zulia and the East and other areas has been halted.


 


The announced carbon mining opening by Corpozulia threatens to destroy the sierra de Perija, a biodiversity reserve, including the water that feeds the lake through rivers, which is the habitat of the Yucpa and Bari people.


Lake Maracaibo has a grave problem with eutrification, the causes of which are many, which has not been controlled by the organizations of environmental policy, national, regional or local.


 


The Orinoco Delta continues to be affected by environmental and sociocultural impacts of oil related origins.


 


The deterioration of the urban air is notable in violation of the right to enjoy the cities in parks, boulevards, public squares and avenues


 


A large part of the beaches of the central coast and other states are polluted. The hydro climatic network of information has not been installed since the Vargas state tragedy.


 


 


The tepuys, natural monuments protected by executive decree and expressly by the constitution (Article 127) are damaged by private tourism activities that penetrate the summits, which is prohibited given their extreme ecological fragility.


 


This space is not sufficient to continue enumerating this balance, but we can not forget to point out the environmental impact of the so called Socio economic development plan of the nation, which, if finalized in those terms, would be an ecological disaster, the same as with the integration with Brazil without any environmental precautions.


 


Hugo Chavez’ Government has not ratified the Kyoto protocol for the reduction of fossil fuel combustion, coinciding in this policy with the US President George w. Bush.


 


Meanwhile, the new decree 3110 of the Pan to regulate and organize the use of the forest reserve of Imataca, proposes to open tropical forests for miners. Worse than decree 1850.


 


A gigantic ecocide can be envisioned. Will Chavez go down in history as an ecocidal President?

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