Archive for August 25th, 2006

How the people’s money is spent by Caracas’ Mayor Barreto

August 25, 2006

This is what the revolution spends money on, they hate private property, but love to travel and fund activities with Venezuelan’s money abroad, as Venezuelans struggle to survive at home. Whose mind is really in a putrid state in Venezuela? (Thanks Alek!):
Caracas Londres

1 SEPTEMBER · 6-10PM · TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Free music festival

London Caracas: Caracas Londres is a free music
festival featuring bands from Latin American countries. It is being
organised by the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Caracas, to highlight
the growing links between the two cities and with Latin America more
widely.

London Caracas: Caracas Londres takes place on 1
September in Trafalgar
Square
from 6pm to 10pm. The event will be opened by Ken
Livingstone
, Mayor of London and Juan Barreto,
Mayor of Caracas. Acts appearing include:

  • Bersuit Vergarabat
    (Argentina)
  • El Gran Silencio (Mexico)
  • Desorden Publico (Venezuela)
  • Os Paralamas do Sucesso
    (Brazil)

Further
information about this event
.

Plan your journey using Transport for London’s
journeyplanner
.

Media partner

Caracas Mayor of London

Truth is stranger than fiction in Venezuela these days

August 25, 2006

Truth is stranger than fiction these days around Venezuela and its travelling salesman:

–Chavez gives the Chinese one dollar discount per barrel more than it wants to give its own refinery.
–Chavez thinks it is the President of a country that sits in the Security Council.
–Venezuela has been a member of the Security Council of the UN four times in history. The previous times it did not cost so much.
–Chavez says the communist revolution in China is feeding the population, that revolution was thus more imporant than landing on the moon, according to Huguito who ahs never been to Guandong.
–All high ranking telecom Executives from the Government are in China, despite the fact that they have failed to meet any of the first year goals for CVG-Telecom.
–The Government will help subsidize trips for Chinese tourists to Venezuela.
–All but one of the opposition candidates now backs Manuel Rosales, after Roberto Smith joined the unified candidacy today. That is about half a dozen fewer candiadtes than we thought possible only a month ago.
–El Conde del Guacharo, donkey and pretty lady in hand, said he will join Manuel Rosales if Rosales leads him near election time.
–Mari Pili says Chavez is too overconfident
–Rosales is excited about his Government having a seat in the Security Council
–The Mayors, the union leaders and the youth of AD now back Rosales, who would have thought AD had so many members left.
–Barreto did not insult anyone today.
–Bernal was not at the infamous meeting with Barreto, because he was helping Nicaraguan Mayors run their towns.
–The US diplomatic pouch was full of twinkies for the Veneuzuelan Armed Forces, or was it jelly beans?.
–And yes, the opposition has a unity candidacy!

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