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Another example of discrimination in Venezuela

By Miguel Octavio | The Devil's Excrement

04.05.05 | In today's Tal Cual (03.05.05), page 3, there is a copy of a memo (shown above) of the Head of the Nueva Esparta Fondo Unico Social (FUS) to the Head of cooperatives in that state, saying that they have had problems with one of the cooperatives chosen by that fund to sew some 49,000 pants for school children. The main problem? That the cooperative was rejected from a program to make uniforms because they were not "really committed to the revolutionary process" which led the head of that cooperative to complain and get mad. Imagine! But it gets even more interesting:

"This attitude made us curious, leading us to verify the status of the signatures of the main representatives of COPROTENE proving to our extreme surprise, that both her as well as her husband (who is not part of the cooperative) and Mr. Julio Villegas (treasurer of the cooperative) had signed against the President of the Republic"

Not happy with this, amazingly even checking the relatives of the people who run the cooperative, the letter closes:

"In conclusion, you will understand the shamelessness, the nerve, the insolence, that Mr Villegas showed, as well as Mrs. Martinez, which will allow you to understand why COPROTENE was not included in this new program, since the uniform program depends strictly from the Presidency and if they signed against the President, they can't now obtain a benefit from a program that they want to help eliminate via their signatures"

"Thus, with a resounding "NO" I expressly manifest our denial that COPROTENE participate in the uniform program and any cooperative or company that manifested its desire to get rid of the Maximum Leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, our President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias"

The pretty revolution indeed!

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