No, I am not talking about America. I’m referring to the once lovely country I adopted 21 years ago. Only socialism could destroy an oil exporting country. I can’t tell you much I would like to report to you directly about the events taking place year the last few weeks and the causes of the political and economic crisis in which we are living here. I can’t take that chance and I know you understand. But, the least I can do is to provide you with links to articles that explain much about what you should know.
Senator Marco Rubio speaks out. I hope Americans listened.
Jimmy Carter wants to come down and mediate. The last thing we need is for that Marxist to come down and cheerlead for the regime again.
Roger Noriega, formerly with the US State Department, has an excellent article explaining the dire situation of the country’s central bank reserves.
This article from Curacao Chronicle explains how countries in the region will be adversely affected by the economic collapse here. This is the direct result of the previous president using the country’s oil to buy influence in the region.
Two excellent local bloggers blog in English for the many citizens that have fled the country over the years. I’ve selected one article from each, but if you have the interest, do visit their “home” pages. Please checkout this article and this one.
We are about one step away from total chaos here. Leaving is not an option for me so I hope you will understand if I don’t get back to my regular blog posting for a while. I’m spending my time glued to Twitter to keep up with events across the country and trying to judge how they might affect my family. In the mean time, you all keep up the pressure the socialists back there and we will do the same down here. The celebration of Carnaval (like Mardi Gras) starts this weekend. That may calm things down for a while; but the protestors are saying no way. We’ll see.
Well, that;s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?