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Venezuelan goverment on Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic

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The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on behalf of the Venezuelan people, expresses its solidarity with the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe during this public health crisis caused by a cholera epidemic that is hitting this brother country in southern Africa. Likewise, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela manifests its firm rejection of the use of this emergency situation by outside factors to politically destabilize Zimbabwe, its government, and the twisting of national dialogue and regional mediation taking place in this Republic for a Zimbabwean agreement. (Emphasis added.)

The people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, upset over the 1,111 victims of cholera and nearly 20,000 cases of infected people, offer their condolences to affected families, and expresses their solidarity during this difficult time.

President Hugo Chávez, on behalf of the Venezuelan people, calls upon the international community to contribute medicine and doctors to control the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe. He also manifests his solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, hopes this difficult situation will be overcome, and expresses his support for the independent government of Zimbabwe in its efforts for stability and peace in this brother country of Africa.

Mugabe, Belarus President Lukashenko and Chavez

Axis of resistance: Mugabe, Belarus President Lukashenko and Chavez

Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Unofficial translation by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / December 19, 2008

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December 20, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Posted in Venezuela, Zimbabwe

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  1. On that axis, it might interest you to know Belarus is in negotiations for an IMF loan – and has signalled it will privatise many state-owned asets…

    charliemarks

    December 21, 2008 at 7:54 am

  2. Aah Charlie, it’s not a s simple as all that! The Belarusians have been playing a very tricky game with the Russians, which has actually come off re:gas prices.
    As for privatisation, they have maintained hat position since the late 1990’s. It is the nature of state regulation in Belarus that renders privatisation very different to that seen elsewhere.
    The Russian media incdentally have misreported Lukashenko’s comments re: a loan from the USA. (also of relevance is the sanctions against belneftekhim still in place) Belarus continues to negotiate a very slippy path. Attempting to preserve its independence when surrounded by sharks and vultures.

    Ilya Ehrenburg

    December 28, 2008 at 12:55 pm


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