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Trinidad and Tobago

October 20, 2007

Well not at the Venezuelan Embassy at any rate.

You see I simply cannot in good conscience write anything that supports the closure of RCTV in Venezuela. I'm not overly pro integration with Latin America area ie MECROSUR and all that.

I do not want to live in Latin America.

I think the whole RCTV thing especially irks me because of what they did to Inshan Ismael and Sidewalk radio.

The current government blocked then seized sidewalk radio because they spoke out against the government initiative to build an aluminium smelter.

I do not want to live in the buffer zone for an aluminium smelter.

Trinidad is only 100km long and wide.

They used the American Anti-terrorism Law which was passed unconstitutionally with a simple majority to detain Inshan Ismael and shut down his TV programme, because he exposed the poor construction and corruption in government contracts. Government contracts which were financed by an IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) to the tune of $300 Million US dollars.

Meanwhile Gladiator - a very racist, offensive pro-government radio host is allowed to incite racially based retribution every day.

"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it" 


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