I have heard baseless rumors as to the death of fidel, or at least as to his aliveness haunting some hospital ward. Who cares if you can cut his real life line? That is right, by helping the people below you can actually help hasten the demise of the Cuban regime by removing from office in Venezuela huguito, the guy that fidel has been pimping for about 7 years now.
This past Saturday Rosales launched his Caracas campaign to unseat Chavez and it was a success. Not yet perhaps the huge marches of the 2003-2004 protests, but after 2 years of anesthesia, internal dissension, Chavez abuses of power, buying votes and what not, the Venezuelan opposition has started putting its shit together and is mounting an electoral bid that few would have believed possible a mere three months ago.
This picture is far from the main stage, at the crossing of Los Jabillos and Libertador, and was sent to me by a reader of my blog. I thought that it had a “je ne sais quoi” of Miami block party flair and I decided to give it to Babalu’s readers. Yes, I want Babalu readers to take some more active action to unseat Chavez because, well, that is the best way to speed up the end of Cuba as we know it. You can do all sorts of things, from giving money to the Rosales campaign (I am not too sure how you can do that from Miami but there is already enough of a Venezuelan exile there that you could figure out a way), to haunt pro Chavez pages, to attend elections at the Venezuelan consulate to show support for those who will go an vote there on December 3, and all sorts of things that creative readers of Babalu can do. OK, so it is a crass appeal, but what else can you do right now besides waiting for his aliveness to kick the bed-pan once and for all?
Meanwhile if you want to read more about the Saturday event in Caracas you can go here, here and here, and you can read how the Rosales campaign is shaping here and at Vcrisis, where for the first time in Venezuelan history a blogger, Alek Boyd, is allowed close to a major candidate in a Venezuelan election. On the other hand you can also read about the creativity in huguito campaign here.