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January 25, 2010

VENEZUELA ACCUSES U.S. OF SLOWING ITS AID

Dow Jones - Venezuela said Sunday that it and its leftist allies are going to help re-build earthquake-torn Haiti, perhaps challenging similar re-construction plans being largely led by the U.S. and the United Nations. . .

During his "Hello, President" television program Sunday, Chavez said unilateral efforts by Venezuela to get food, fuel and other supplies to the Haitians have been stymied by the U.S., and he said he's getting tired of it.

"Venezuela's humanitarian shipment had to be sent by water then by land through the Dominican Republic because our ships can't dock at any Haitian port because those that are [in working condition] have been taken by the Yankees," the president said. . .

"We're not going to allow the gringo empire to take over Haiti. We won't," said Chavez, who referred to the area surrounding Haiti and the relief efforts as a "battlefield."

U.S. officials have denied Chavez' accusations, saying the military and other entities involved in relief efforts are there because the Haitian government asked them to be.


2 Comments:

Anonymous beware the devils said...

The US has declared some areas "red zones" meaning unsecured and unsafe for relief workers, but probably this is their chance to exterminate as many of Arisitide's supporters as possible.

January 25, 2010 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"U.S. officials have denied Chavez' accusations, saying the military and other entities involved in relief efforts are there because the Haitian government asked them to be."

The elected government of Haiti was removed by a coup, with the support and assistance of the U.S. So the "Haitian government", which has "asked" the U.S. military to help out, has a few legitimacy issues. Note that Lavalas, the removed political party, has been barred from running candidates in the next scheduled Haitian election, despite remaining the most popular party according to polls.

January 25, 2010 11:04 PM  

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