Carter visits Venezuela to "confer" with coup mogul Cisneros
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2003
Former US President Jimmy Carter is in Venezuela as a special guest of shadowy billionaire Gustavo Cisneros on a fishing trip up the Rio Orinoco.
The visit comes in the wake of a specious US State Department advisory advising US citizens not to travel to Venezuela because of security risks related to the now 6-week opposition national stoppage, which is showing all signs of petering out completely.
Carter is expected to meet Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Cesar Gaviria next Monday as the latter continues his unsuccessful quest to mediate between the government and anti-constitutional opposition saboteurs.
Meanwhile, in related news, Gustavo Cisneros has turned up at the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in Caracas with a highly-paid legal team from the Diego Cisneros organization to file a writ against President Hugo Chavez Frias claiming defamation in statements made during last Sunday's 'Alo Presidente' broadcast to the nation. Cisneros is also said to be infuriated over the leaking of a 'private' letter he is said to have sent to President Chavez Frias.