Venezuelan unrest disturbs the rot
cdbrady at attglobal.net
Mon Jan 20 22:40:33 MST 2003
Report on recent shootings (1 dead; Chavez sez "it's war"):
"The unrest coincided with a visit from former President Jimmy Carter,
who was trying to jump-start negotiations between the government and
"Carter has been in Venezuela since last week, but first took up
an invitation from US-based Venezuelan media magnate Gustavo Cisneros to
go fishing on the Orinoco River."
The Cisneros Group of Companies is HUGE, and includes that Coca-Cola
bottler that Chavez ordered the army to open for the people:
Panamerican Beverages, Inc.
See also the range of businesses controlled by Cisneros. A real glom
The report continues:
"The leftist-populist Chavez has charged Cisneros is bent on ousting him
and is "one of those most responsible for what is happening in
COnsideration of the antipathy of capital and the Bolivarian revolution,
Hugo may have it there. Why not? Plus c'est la meme chose.
In the 1980s, as I believe I mentioned some time ago, the Coke business
in Venezuela was run by Cuban exiles.
It is remarkable how reactionary US soft-drink companies are in Latin
America. Remember the Pepsi Challenge to Allende?
Anda, si --pero--
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