Venezuela lobbies for a UK-Argentina deal
The British could invade the Venezuelan island Orchila, "take the Marines out there and put one thousand British and hold a referendum the following day"
In the opinion of Venezuela's Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Roy Chaderton, the referendum for self-determination of Falkland Islands is "a mockery." For this reason, the diplomat made an appeal to lobby so that the United Kingdom accepts to make a deal with Argentina as to the sovereignty of the islands.
The British could invade the Venezuelan island Orchila, "take the Marines out there and put one thousand British and hold a referendum the following day," Chaderton told TV network Telesur in Caracas, Efe quoted.
The Venezuelan ambassador spoke in this way at the OAS on Thursday, the day when Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to appear at the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization to press her country sovereignty claims on Falkland Islands, under the British domain since 1833. She also prepares to request the United Kingdom to abide by the resolutions that urge both parties to negotiation.
To Chaderton's mind, it will be more and more difficult for the United Kingdom to "circumvent the debate." He underscored that the UN Committee on Decolonization based in New York is "a sounding box" where Argentina's supporters will make "much noise."
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.