An interesting and insightful article on the murder of the Venezuelan ambassador to Kenya. Here’s another on the same subject by another of my favorite Venezuelan bloggers, Daniel.
Venezuela is a very different place now than when my wife and I were there off and on between 1997 and 2001. The decline into poverty and misery under el Thugo Chavez started slowly but picked up speed, roughly proportionally to the devolution of the country into dictatorship.
I have not written much lately about things Venezuelan, but if interested use the search function at my blog to find occurrences of “Chavez” and “Venezuela.”
The strangled, lifeless body of Venezuela’s new Ambassador to Kenya, veteran diplomat Olga Fonseca, was discovered on 27 July on her bed in the official ambassadorial residence in Nairobi. Fonseca was murdered only 12 days after assuming her new post in a city that long has been considered one of the safest diplomatic postings in the world.
Ambassador Fonseca had replaced former Ambassador Gerardo Carrillo Silva, who fled Kenya last March after he was accused of sexual harassment by three male Kenyan employees of the official ambassadorial residence, including a chauffeur and a cook. Carrillo Silva, who denied the accusations after returning to Caracas, has been suspended from active diplomatic service pending the outcome of an internal Foreign Ministry investigation that has not started yet.
Kenyan police arrested five Kenyan nationals on July 28, on suspicion that they were involved in Ambassador Fonseca’s murder. The police also arrested the Venezuelan…
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