Tom thank you from my heart.
I´ll try, again, to make it short. These delincuents of our regime ar not politicians, they are drug-delincuents and have violated every article of the past and actual constitution. They intended a cup in 1992 (Feb. 4th) and NOV27 same year. Democratic armed forces contained the coup and they all went to jail. 2 years later a stupid demagogic president we had at the time (Rafael Caldera) liberated them free of charges “to avoid violence” and these offenders went to elections, …and won! They changed the constitution (violating the other one) and installed a comunist regime (tipical) and didn`t pay anything for the more than 280 deaths in the failed cups. In 2002 millions of people went to the streets and the monster´s regime master fled and the army put him back in “the throne” .This monster called Hugo Chavez became the master of this disaster and left has his “inheritor” (before dieing in Cuba of cancer) an ignorant bus driver and born in Colombia (the actual monster called Nicolas Maduro). In 2014 students organized the protests and this cost us over 300 students (the mayority) and not students masacrated. We have kept fighting but have been put in prision or killed. Our best fighters (students) have left the country (about 5 million citizens in total) seeking better oportunities. We have done our best but have made mistakes. Something is going to happen, we feel it, but we don´t know what, but this situation cannot continue any more. At my age (70) what I can do is organized backups and medical treatments (as a physician). I have my office in Valencia about 400 miles from my farm in Merida and I come and go. I think and hope that we are more organized now and we have made a better labor in the international comunity. These monsters now have case files in the International Penal Court and their fellonies don´t expire. I think we have a better chance. Help? Yes we need it, we need people to know what´s happening here; there are thousands of Venezuelans doing a excellent job all over the world. My sons and daughters are in US, England, Spain, Italy, Colombia and Australia (two more are leaving next year). I have a son and a sister who are Amerian Citizens, but absurdaly my american visa was denaided because I wasn´t “eligible” to visit USA. I didn´t understand this because my first visa was given to me has a young 19 years old in 1967 and the last one was given in 1991 and was supposed to be “indefinite”.
We are trying hard, but we have less fighters now, many elders in the country and we realy need international help.
That´s about all I can say about that (like Forest Gump). Forget my english errors. I studied in the American School in an oil company (CREOLE PETROLIUM, in Judibana) where my father as a Fireman Officer and engineer worked, and thats where I learned my english, but I speak it better than I write it. (no latin accent dow).
My best regards and thanks to all of you for your patient and feelings.