“The country is in an election year and the candidate, Hugo Chavez, remains with twenty percentage points ahead of his opponent. Opportunistically and inhumanly, part of the Venezuelan press tries to take an electoral advantage of this drama, trying to place the fault for the accident on the Chávez government.” – Emanuel Cancella
FinancialSense.com: “The biggest geostrategic change of the past decade overlooked by Washington policy wonks in their fixation on their self-proclaimed “war on terror” is that Latin America has been throwing off the shackles of the Monroe Doctrine.” (emphasis added)
The United Nation “calls for an immediate end to the blockade on Cuba. It was approved with 187 votes for, 2 against (United States and Israel) and 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia – U.S. satellite, but still not repeating the vote against, abstaining instead).” Pravda.ru
“Almost no one else supports the embargo, and it is time to assess whether it is still in the US’s best interests.The embargo on Cuba represents the most comprehensive set of economic sanctions the US imposes on any nation in the world.“ Marin Katusa, Casey Energy Opportunities (1)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who undergoes anti-cancer treatment, may live for not more than two years. This opinion was voiced by Salvador Navarrete, who had been Chavez’s personal surgeon in Venezuela.