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Venpres: the official news outlet of Venezuela

By Aleksander Boyd

London 18 May 2004 – Yesterday I was treated to a rare gift by the Venezuelan official news outlet, they ran an article about me sent by Gustavo Marquez from Vienna whereby he deemed the conference I gave last Tuesday in the Latin Amerikan Institut as a total failure. I will not dwell on the details of his acute analysis, however I feel prompted to express publicly my utmost gratitude for a number of reasons.

Firstly thanks ever so much to Mr Gustavo Marquez Marin himself, honourable Venezuelan Ambassador to Austria (concurrent office for Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia) and representative to the United Nations (UN); to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for considering worth his while to sit down and write about yours truly.

Secondly may sufficient quantities of gratitude rain upon the editor in chief of Venpres Mr Arnaldo Tavio for having given to Mr Marquez Marin’s article such an extraordinary importance that he ran the piece in the front page of Venpres next to opinions of official heavy weights such as Venezuela’s Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel and CNE director Jorge Rodriguez.

Thirdly may I congratulate specially the folks at Aporrea and Vheadline for having increased substantially the visits to my humble website (returning the favour here…) Please continue writing about me lads for I certainly need the publicity so our message gets read by more people.

Lastly my most sincere gratefulness to President Hugo Chavez, for being the ring leader. If I ever had any doubts about the feasibility of getting rid of such an utterly incompetent bunch of people these were cleared yesterday. An administration that devotes the official news site to speak about a conference given by a “bell-hop” (Vheadline’s dictum) to an audience of less than 50 people in a far away land instead of informing us all about the fate of the burnt soldiers or how are we going to reconcile via the recall referendum is not worth to be called as such.

And to those who are still accusing me of receiving money from the US government, the CIA and the NED, could you please pass the message along to them? Perhaps the repetitiveness will work out for the better and they will indeed start sending me some money!!

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