Letter: Keep out of Venezuela’s political affairs

I believe that the reasons why Venezuela is in desperate straits is precisely because of U.S. sanctions that have been trying to topple their governments since the left- leaning Chavez was in power. He (conveniently!) died of cancer, but the regime didn’t change. So the U.S. is insisting on more and more sanctions. Who does that hurt? The people, of course.

So it is difficult to know whether it is the government or the sanctions that need to be changed. I would certainly not support some puppet who springs forward and takes power without being elected. What sort of a person would do that? He won’t be any better for the people. (Maybe for the oil cartel, yes?)

Related:Canada to host Venezuela summit to support anti-Maduro forces

I was taught to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” Let’s leave it up to the Venezuelan people to elect the governments they want, and make sure our hands are clean! After all, would we want to have others meddle in our government?

Eva Lyman



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Peeling away: OK strip clubs disappearing

Hear from Penticton’s only strip club owner about their success in a dying industry

Shuswap dancer stays across street from Penticton shooting day after Salmon Arm tragedy

Just for Kicks teacher and fellow dancers placed in lockdown, watch police response from Airbnb

Preserving Secwepemc culture, history through storytelling

Neskonlith councillor Louis Thomas to share his craft at Word on the Lake

Support for Penticton shooting victim

A GoFundMe has been started for one of the four people killed April 15

Annual Nk’maplqs Challenge Cup returns easter weekend

The goal of the Vernon-based event is to revitalize the game and the tradition of an all-native hockey tournament in the Interior.

Hundreds of square dancers to do-si-do to Shuswap

Salmon Arm to host the BC Square & Round Dance Festival in July, with up to 1,000 dancers expected.

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Traffic flagger ‘pushed’ by vehicle in Osoyoos on April 18

Aimee Attig is looking for witnesses of the incident that took place on Highway 3 near the AG Foods

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Vernon-raised BC Was Awesome producer returns home for filming of episode

The topic of this Vernon-featured episode has not yet been revealed.

COLUMN: Bunnies, sexuality and the freedom to read

A book about a gay bunny has been the subject of challenges

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Most Read