Archive for March 6th, 2013

CARACAS IN LIMBO

Venezuelan born – Mariah Carey – Can’t Let Go

CARACAS IN LIMBO         03 06 2013

By  EWALT AINSWORTH

There is a vibrant cross cultural and cross border community in the North West District of Guyana and Venezuela.  And now that President Hugo Chavez has passed on, there is a growing tension:  how to carry on without the godfather … between and among the warring tribes for supremacy and valor?

Originally speaking, those who worked in the manganese industries and post-Jonestown migrated to Caracas and Maracaibo.  These were skilled workers including engineers, doctors, nurses, teachers and dentists.  But more recently there was an influx of barefoot smugglers, petty thieves and prostitutes.  President Chavez in February of 2004 came to Georgetown and had man-to-man…dictator-to-dictator dialogue with President Bharrat Jagdeo about the illegal shipments of petrol essentially with the ownership rights of Essequibo as the backdrop.       Continue reading

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Natalie Cole w Kirk Whalum – Falling in love with Jesus

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader’s 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro has said in a televised speech.

Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast on Tuesday.

“In the immense pain of this historic tragedy that has affected our fatherland, we call on all the compatriots to be vigilant for peace, love, respect and tranquility,” Maduro said.

Maduro said the government had deployed the armed forces and police “to accompany and protect our people and guarantee the peace”.  [more]

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Julianne