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The Earley Edition has officially moved to My dot com, that is. Thanks for joining me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Venezuela Update

New Tribes Mission (NTM) - main website talking briefly about NTM representatives and missionaries speaking on Venezuelan national TV, refuting Chavez claims, including CIA links

The Daily Journal - online edition of a Caracas paper, quoting the US envoy going to bat for NTM and saying, in relation to their supposed CIA links, "I can deny that categorically." I guess he should know who the spooks in country are. Also makes reference to the governor of Amazonas already having signed off on an order for NTM to leave the area - (Venezuela's Electronic News that "remains 100% independent of all political factions in Venezuela") reports on the Amazonas Governor's expulsion order, saying that
Groups calling for the group's expulsion have received the news with relief. Liberal filmmakers, the Catholic Church, intellectuals, anthropologists and environmentalists have been clamoring for years to have the NTM evicted but the group has always managed to bounce back, whatever the government.

One of the changes lodges against the group is its alleged use of indigenous groups to conduct medical experiments, such as a vaccination of measles among Yanomamis resulting in the death of dozens.

Another is that the group has flown out mineral samples in the area to benefit General Dynamics and Westinghouse.

I'm not sure if that long quote is their own writing from, or a direct translation from the site where they got the story. Flying out mineral samples I can believe. People from indigenous groups dying from measles injections I can believe. Conducting medical experiments? Not so much.

All the stories about NTM - I guess it's the Venezuelan view, though I wouldn't agree with it.
Chavez Frias orders New Tribes missionaries to leave Venezuela

Chavez claims US evangelicals gather sensitive and strategic information

New Tribes issue measured response seeking Chaz Method solution

Vice President J.V. Rangel defends decision to expel New Tribes

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