PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Gallardo: China and Russia know, better than anyone, that the Castros are capricious and economically inept garbage. These aren’t...

  • asombra: Surrealism (the art movement) is highly overrated, not to say glorified kitsch. The same could be said of Dali, who wound up as...

  • asombra: Conchita, don’t underestimate the triple fraud ruling Cuba. He may be a whore, but whores don’t put out for free. He...

  • asombra: Those guayaberas probably came from Miami–assuming they weren’t made in China. By the way, for those of you in the...

  • La Conchita: That HUGE SUCKING SOUND you hear is Raulita doing the best Lewinsky servicing in back-to-back dates with Russian and Chinese...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Ros-Lehtinen: U.S. Must Expel Venezuelan Diplomat in Retaliation

irlnew

PRESS RELEASE
March 5, 2013
The U.S. Must Expel Venezuelan Diplomat in Retaliation, Ros-Lehtinen Says
 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding Venezuela’s action to expel a U.S. diplomat. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“First, Chavez expeled our DEA in 2005, then expeled our U.S. Ambassador in 2008, and now expels a U.S. diplomat at our embassy in Venezuela. These provocative actions cannot go without severe repercussions and I call on the Department of State to reciprocate this action by expelling the highest ranking Venezuelan official at its embassy in Washington, DC.

“As Chavez’s health condition worsens and his hold on power becomes more uncertain, the leaders in Venezuela continue to take severe steps to undermine the democratic process and intimidate the Venezuelan people. The people of Venezuela have for too long endured the trampling of their freedom and democracy by Chávez and his cronies who continue to disregard the Constitution. Chávez has anointed Nicolás Maduro as his successor, but the authoritarian regime cannot be allowed to simply shift control from one despot to another in an effort to maintain its iron grip over the Venezuelan people.

"The State Department must take swift action and expel Venezuela’s diplomat in Washington, DC and stop cozying up with the Chavez propaganda machine that only wishes to undermine democracy in the region. This is an opportunity for the U.S. and responsible nations to demonstrate a commitment to restoring true democracy to Venezuela, and I hope the opportunity isn’t missed.”

 
                                                                                        ###

1 comment to Ros-Lehtinen: U.S. Must Expel Venezuelan Diplomat in Retaliation

  • Honey

    And while we're at it, stop confirming anti American, Islamist loving people to cabinet positions, overturn Obamacare and cut spending, regulation and taxes, and elect more conservatives to congress so we can keep ourselves from turning into Venezuela.