Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez Dies

Posted On Dec 20 2020 by

first_img Former Venezuelan president Carlos Andrés Pérez, who survived two coups d’état but left office before the end of his term after being convicted on corruption charges, died in the United States on Saturday, 25 December, of a heart attack at the age of eighty-eight, family members said. Pérez, who governed Venezuela from 1974 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1993, suffered a stroke that left him partially incapacitated in 2003. “With deep sorrow, we communicate the death of our loved one, Carlos Andrés Pérez, who died today (Saturday) in the city of Miami,” a statement released by his family said. The former president, known as “El Gocho” – as Venezuelans from the Andean region are called -, had been out of the country since 1999. Before taking up residence in the United States, he lived in the Dominican Republic, from which he was unsuccessfully sought for extradition. Pérez is the only sitting Venezuelan president to have been removed from office by judicial action and the first in the region to be convicted on corruption charges. The current mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, a former party comrade of Pérez, lamented his death and referred to him as “a democratic fighter through and through, a man determined to defend his ideas.” By Dialogo December 28, 2010last_img read more

Media focuses on those wanting to die, not to live

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgLifeSiteNews 18 May 2015“I am Valentina Maureira. I am 14 years old. I have Cystic Fibrosis. I ask to urgently talk to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness and she can authorize for me [to receive] the injection to fall asleep forever.”These were the words in a viral YouTube video that sparked international controversy this February. Euthanasia is illegal in Chile.Valentina got the idea to ask for a lethal injection from Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill patient who moved to Oregon because the state legalized assisted suicide. Maynard died from the procedure last year. But unlike Maynard, Valentina later changed her mind about her request.“She is now determined to fight for her life and those of other children suffering from her same serious illness,” said her father.Despite her dying wishes, her dramatic case was used to promote euthanasia in Chile.Although the government had said last November that euthanasia was not going to be a legislative priority, Senator Guido Girardi from the Party for Democracy – a member of the Socialist International – used Valentina’s case to argue for “people’s right to decide against therapeutic obstinacy…when a person eventually wants to not submit herself to treatments – we are in favor of that.”Senator Fulvio Rossi, from the Socialist Party said that “Chile must have a law to allow assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who want to die, to avoid the unbearable pain of a terminal illness.”Freddy Maureira, Valentina’s father, accused Senator Girardi of using his daughter’s case for his own political agenda. read more

EPL Wrap: Big Three Secure Vital Wins As Title Race Gathers Steam

Posted On Aug 31 2020 by

first_imgThe big three in the English Premier League (EPL) namely Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea secure respective wins in their various Matchday 6 clashes as the title race hots up.Manchester City thrashed bottom club Crystal Palace 5-0 at  courtesy goals from Raheem Sterling (2), Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and substitute Fabian Delph while Manchester United needed a 20th minute strike from Romelu Lukaku to secure a 1-0 win at Southampton. Chelsea also won against hosts Stoke City with new summer signing Alvaro Morata netting a hattrick in addition to a lovely strike from fellow Spanish teammate to give the champions a 4-0 win.The victories recorded by the three teams maintain the three points separating the three big teams before the start of Matchday 6 with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea on 16 points, 16 points and 13 points respectively.Matchday 6 Results:Stoke City 0-4 ChelseaManchester City 5-0 Crystal PalaceSouthampton 0-1 Manchester UnitedBurnley 0-0 Huddersfield TownSwansea City 1-2 WatfordWest Ham United 2-3 Tottenham HotspurEverton 2-1 BournemouthRelatedlast_img read more

Anna Regina deputy mayor outraged over continuous “blackout”

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_img…slams GPL for removal of generatorDeputy Mayor of the town of Anna Regina, Darshan Persaud, is outraged at the service being offered by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).In an interview with Guyana Times, Persaud said residents in the township are complaining about the long periods of power outage, which have contributed to the loss of thousands of dollars in ice cream, chicken, meat, and other frozen foods.Persaud told this publication that the generator which was removed from the Anna Regina Power Station to facilitate the Bartica Regatta was not used at the event; and he said he cannot understand why the power company had removed it fromAnna Regina Deputy Mayor Darshan Persaudthe region in the first place.He said GPL needs to answer to the many residents of Region Two, who have suffered losses as a result of the company’s negligent decision.“If they wanted to send a backup to Bartica from Anna Regina, they must inform the residents, especially the business sector, before doing so. I personally know that the technical staff at Anna Regina is doing a good job to provide the region with electricity, but we need to know who (made) that sudden decision, and some disciplinary action should be taken (against them) . It was the Easter holiday weekend, and many businesses stocked up on their frozen food,” the outraged Deputy Mayor added.Over the Easter weekend, a generator placed by GPL at the Anna Regina Power Station, Essequibo to supply the region with electricity was moved to Bartica for the Regatta.According to reports, the remaining generators cannot supply the coast, and as such, residents were faced with constant blackouts.A GPL source informed that the generator moved was currently the best generating set at the power plant.Meanwhile, businesses, especially those in the ice, fish, and meat industries, are complaining of the extra dollars they have to spend to run their own generators.Rice millers are also severely affected by this move. (Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more