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Roy S. Carson is veteran foreign correspondent (45+ years in the business) currently editor & publisher of VHeadline Venezuela reporting on news & views from and about Venezuela in South America -- available for interviews -- call Houston 713.893.1433
Saturday, March 13, 2010 The very sad fact is that Cindy Sheehan is misinformed!
In a postscript to an article "Last rites for the USA" published yesterday (March 8) in the (US) national black newspaper, 'San Francisco BayView,' anti-war peace activist made the assertion that the Venezuelan government's Correo del Orinoco English edition [...is...] "Venezuela's first and only English-language weekly newspaper."
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit?
As thousands marched against climate change ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen (Denmark) next week, world leaders have urged rich countries to cut their emissions by at least 40% by 2020 and to provide US$150 billion a year by then to help the world's poor cope with the impact of climate change while increasing the supply of renewable energy.
Saturday, November 28, 2009(3 comments)
VENEZUELA: Hugo Chavez' big mouth! Woops ... he's gone and done it again!
Years ago it might have taken days for Chavez' rasher statements to reach the disbelieving ears of Europeans, North Americans or even those in Asia and elsewhere in the Pacific who give a damn about what's happening along southern Caribbean shores. The time differential and the cost of reporting trivialities were not unsubstantial and lunacies were kind of expected from faraway places.
Saturday, May 2, 2009 Venezuela: Pots Calling Kettles Black Immediately Comes to Mind!
The Rev. Vizcaino explicitly regrets the occurrence and that he was writing from the Perija heartland of the anti-Chavez opposition in western Zulia State where, traditionally, the locals view anything and everything emanating from faraway Caracas as alien to their Guaijira antecedents.
Monday, April 13, 2009 It's clearly a constitutional coup d'etat on the Metropolitan Mayor of Caracas
On Tuesday, April 7, the National Assembly passed an Organic Law of Decentralization, which takes away all attributions from the Metropolitan Mayor ... this constitutes a true coup d'etat on the Mayor and is in clear violation of the 1999 Constitution since, on November 23 last, voters democratically elected Antonio Ledezma as Metropolitan Mayor.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 Venezuela-Iran: Comprehensive Mapping of Venezuela's Vast Mineral Resources
Sanz says that the most significant result from Chavez' visit to Teheran has been a comprehensive mapping of Venezuela's vast mineral resources and that Iran and Venezuela will move in the medium term to explore and certify reserves and to create a joint venture to mine gold, zinc, copper, bauxite, iron and other minerals towards creating a more diverse Venezuelan-Iranian commercial relationship.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009(1 comments)
Make no mistake about it, there's an all-out war going on out there!
Part of the problem must undoubtedly be laid at the door of President Chavez ... as a military career strategist he will certainly be aware of the intricate patterns of subversion that constantly conspire to inflict substantial damage to each and every move he makes towards his personal dream of an egalitarian Venezuela
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Maria Clelia Spinas -- a candle caught in the wind of Venezuelan corruption!
Grieving grandmother Heidi Spinas Dora weeps as she takes fond farewell of a daughter who was brutally slaughtered by hired assassins sent by corrupt bankers and a construction contractor to ensure "silence" over a raft of corrupt housing deals that ripped-off the public purse for millions...
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Agapov backing away from clincher deals on Las Brisas, Las Cristinas gold mines...
In an exclusive interview in London, Monday, Agapov told me that, while he's "somewhat disappointed" that his Vancouver (Canada) based mining company, Rusoro Mining Ltd., has been stymied in its efforts to achieve a corporate takeover of Gold Reserve in last week's court decision, it's simply a further milestone in the ultimate destiny of Las Brisas which, like its neighbor Las Cristinas
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 VHeadline's wrong dancing partner ... will Venezuela come back to haunt us? ... in pitchforks!
Simply. Simon says "Lie after lie about facts known to be contrary to what you state. You treat your readers as juveniles. You justify Rusoro's offer for GRZ as generous..."
MOI? Scarcely! Simon insists on putting words into my mouth ...
hell, I am only a reporter, NOT a financial adviser and VHeadline's dire financial circumstances is sufficient evidence in itself that a financial manager, I am NOT!
Thursday, January 1, 2009 Voracious vultures whose only quest is to "grab the gold and screw the natives!"
Ultimately, all parties concerned should have the exploitation of gold on a rising world market uppermost in their minds but, with the gold already in the ground, gaining market value as the weeks/months/years go by, it is the foreign interests that are conceited enough to believe that they can force the Venezuelan government to "stand and deliver" who will eventually be the losers.
Friday, December 26, 2008 Venezuela in Process of 'Learning' Which Interests are Prime
Senior diplomat, former Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Milos Alcalay says he is NOT surprised by claims that the involvement of Enrique Tejera Paris -- no matter how transitory it may have been! -- is having a deleterious effect on Crystallex International's prospects of mining gold at Las Cristinas.
Sunday, November 16, 2008 Venezuelan gold mining? God alone knows! For the Russians have packed their bags and gone home...
Was it yet another example of how Venezuelan government officials simply love to play the big arena for public approbation and then shy away from admitting failure when the inevitable ball bounces back in their faces? Or was it a calculated play to con impoverished and unemployed mine workers into thinking that the central government is actually doing SOMETHING to relieve their plight?
Sunday, November 9, 2008 Phew! Another sweaty day in Caracas, Venezuela! What tremors will Friday bring...
A radio interview for 'La Voz de Guayana' (The Voice of Guayana) was most probably aimed at a very local audience in the remote southeastern State of Venezuela, but was picked up by rabid newshounds from Reuters and Bloomberg in Caracas with all the frailties of provincial communications that the wide open expanses of under-developed Venezuela inevitably brings with it.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Does anyone REALLY care a jot or tittle about what Vanessa Davies has been up to ...
The already enriched "activists" within the President's PSUV are, of course, enraged by Miguel's exposure of their pecuniary foibles ... it is not without reason the 'sifrinas' (nouveaux riche) in the President's proximity are generally also described as the 'sin verguenzas' (those without shame!) ... and like pigs being rounded up for slaughter in the November 23 elections, they're squealing their heads off!
Friday, October 31, 2008(1 comments)
Like the American Revolution, Venezuela's in the name of Liberator Simon Bolivar is NOT going to be a walk-over!
We must first recognize that President Hugo Chavez Frias' original dream for a more egalitarian Venezuela, away from the crass inhumane abuses and exploitations of the previous fifty or more years, has gone completely off the rails ... NOT by any lack of ambition on Chavez' part, although he has been thwarted hour by hour and day by day through every living minute of the last ten years since he was elected overwhelmingly.
Saturday, October 18, 2008(1 comments)
Roy S. Carson: I've been torn off a strip by my good friend Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Patrick's and my own Irish backgrounds put particular accents on the militarization of colors -- the green or the orange of our homeland's particular sectarian divides which transcend any latent thought of the softer military-type organizational structures in, let's say, something as broadly understood as the Scouts.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008(1 comments)
Molina says President Hugo Chavez is a political coward
Molina is calling for a full parliamentary debate on the President's unilateral decision and says that there's something sinister how continuing daily power blackouts, food shortages and out-of-control crime figures afflicting Venezuela are suspiciously part of what he believes to be a plan by Chavez and his administration to bring about a "self-coup" in which a state of national emergency could be declared
Tuesday, October 14, 2008(2 comments)
Brown shirts are simply exchanged for red - in Venezuela
Millions of Venezuelans had put their trust in Hugo Chavez Frias in December 1998 when they went to the polls to elect him as their president on a ticket he claimed would rid the country of the endemic corruption which had plagued the country's development for at least the previous forty-fifty years.
Thursday, October 9, 2008(1 comments)
Do Venezuelans really want a Fox News copycat with unmitigated bias to pathetic bootlicking?
Of recent date, ABN reports have been distinctly politicized -- generally in favor of the Chavez government but increasingly showing an abject hostility towards anything and everything to do with the political opposition which, whether ABN editorial managers wish to believe it or not, DO represent a significant section of the Venezuelan populace.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Honor? Really? Well that's a subject of another editorial...
Regretably it's part and parcel of the rampant sectarianism that's polluted Venezuelan politics with either side equally as guilty of excesses as the other. THE TRUTH -- as always -- has been the first victim in the battle of opposing ideologies with the anti-Chavistas claiming that they, and they alone, are the exclusive interpreters of what is well and good; and the pro-Chavistas claiming exactly the same.
Thursday, September 25, 2008(1 comments)
If some unruly brat tries to steal from your candy store, do you not have the right to call the cops?
If Venezuela were to pose an immediate threat to the security of the United States of America ... more than the current resident of the White House has already achieved all by himself ... that, at the very least, strategic planners at the US State Department and/or in Langley, would be within their patriotic rights to make preparations against such an eventuality!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Izturiz' Statement - is Chavez Regime Digging its Own Grave?
It's all part of the geography, unfortunately, to receive emailed comments to one's writings ranging from the more obviously pleasurable plaudits and roses to the more sublime and ridiculous ... usually peppered with expletives and invariably ending up telling me "to go burn in Hell!"