Sunday, June 05, 2005

Yes, let's push for democracy in Latin America 

The Organization of American States (OAS) just summited. Condi spoke up and wants the Latin American countries to intervene when necessary to promote democracy.

I enjoyed what Venezuela's president had to say:

But Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of seeking to impose a "global dictatorship."

"So, they're going to try to monitor the Venezuelan government through the OAS, they must be joking!" he said, speaking in Caracas shortly before the conference opened on Sunday.

"If there is any government that should be monitored by the OAS, then it should be the US government," he added.

I don't understand! It's not as though our actions south of our border have ever been invasive or for any reason other than an honest fight for democracy.

I'm curious to hear what Bush has to say when he speaks to the council tomorrow.

FYI: Check out this list of petroleum and oil sources for the US. It's interesting. I'm tickled by the fact that our #1 supplier of petroleum is Canada, and that 3 of the top 4 oil suppliers are in the Americas.

Just a note. The venezulan president is best friends or 'allies' with Fidel Castro. Not saying the US isn't being democracy pushers, just trying to maintain perspective.
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Name: Corey
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