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Concentration of Venezuelans in Exile in front of the White House,
December, 2008 The Organization of Venezuelans in Exile, ORVEX, will be conducting a concentration at the Lafayette Park, by Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the White House, from Monday January 12 to Friday January 16, 2009, between 10 am and 4 pm, with a vigil on Thursday January 15 until 10 pm, in which we would be requesting President George W. Bush to grant Deferred Enforce Departure (DED) to thousands of Venezuelans in the U.S., who fear returning to a country controlled by a terrorist disguised as a democrat, before he leaves office in January 20.
ORVEX, Organization of Venezuelans in Exile, was founded in Miami, Florida, United States of America, on April 11, 2005, as a help center for the increasing number of Venezuelans who are seeking the freedom and democracy that are being denied to them in their home country. Since October 2005, we have been advocating a temporary protection known as "DED" (Deferred Enforced Departure) for Venezuelans who fear returning to a country who is governed by a person, Hugo Chavez, who hates the U.S. as well as those who have been seeking protection in this great and wonderful country.
"DED" is a protection granted through an executive order given by the President of the United States.
On March 26, 2007, five congressman lead by Lincoln Diaz-Balart sent a letter to President George W. Bush requesting such protection for Venezuelans. President George W. Bush received such request, and he has neither approved nor denied it.
Venezuela has been undergoing an extreme transformation as never seen before in our history. A government democratically elected in December of 1998 has lost its democratic course since all powers are practically in the hands of only one person, Hugo Chavez, who carries them out in an arbitrary and despotic way, and who is implanting in Venezuela a terrible regime similar to the one Fidel Castro implanted in Cuba, which is being disguised as a democracy thanks to a Media Law that encourages self censorship and to an accommodating opposition.
Among the many human rights violations committed by the Chavez regimen we have the creation of a “MAISANTA LIST” in 2003 to discriminate dissent, the murder of around 130,000 persons during his ten (10) years in power, in which an unknown number are political murders disguised as “common criminal murders”, the passing of 26 law-decrees on July 30th, 2008 to implement a constitutional reform that was rejected by the Venezuelan people on December 2nd, 2007, and his arbitrary desire of calling up a referendum to amend the Constitution, which would allow him to remain in power for life, an unconstitutional measure already rejected by the Venezuelan people.
"DED" is different from a "TPS". While a "TPS" (Temporary Protection Status) is requested by the authorities of a foreign country in favor of their nationals who are illegally in the U.S. and approved by the Secretary of Homeland Security, "DED" is an executive order issued by the President of the United States in favor of nationals whose physical and psychological integrity as well as their lives are in great danger due to extraordinary changes in the circumstances of the country.
"DED" was granted for the first time in the U.S. in 1990, and this protection has benefited groups of persons coming from LIBERIA, CHINA, HAITI and two times EL SALVADOR. Up to this date, this protection has been granted in five (5) occasions, and we are requesting President George W. Bush to grant it to Venezuelans before he leaves office on January 20, 2009.
Any person, from any country, can join the concentration if favor of Venezuelans in Exile.
For more information, visit www.orvex.org (Spanish language website) or call at (305) 718-8377 or (305) 300-7592, or write an e-mail to email@example.com.
Elio C. Aponte President Organization of Venezuelans in Exile (Organización de Venezolanos en el Exilio, Inc). c/o ELIJEN'S CORP. Ingraham Building 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 311 Miami, Florida 33131
P.D. The event is also shown in FACEBOOK (in Spanish): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=38336183917