The stance of Proveo
Proveo is the acronym of Pro Venezuela Organization. With the
purpose to clarify our position, I should start by explaining briefly the meaning
of the word "pro",
Prep. In favour of
The utilization of this word before Venezuela is not coincidental.
In fact constitutes the best definition of our position. I feel deeply concerned
with respect to the attitudes of some members of the Venezuelan opposition,
who have suddenly "discovered" a myriad of organizations, which have
been actively working for the resolution of our crisis at an international level.
Their interest goes to the absurd extent of self-appointing themselves as the
"controllers" of said organizations.
Division is by no means my intention. However, one must stress
that for almost a year now, Proveo has been trying to establish contact with
the Democratic Coordinator (CD) to no avail. The sole purpose of bridging the
gap was to work in sync with the same strategy to be able to tackle more efficiently
the crude indifference with respect to the Venezuelan issue vis-à-vis
the international community.
In our peculiar case the goal has not been achieved. We have
been completely ignored by the representatives of the CD. The situation has
changed though, government and opposition forces considered vital to have a
strong presence in the international arena, which will permit them to "export
the message". Alas "the message" is of no interest for public
opinion outside Venezuela. Every country has its own issues that to the local
residents are way more important than the deliriums of Hugo Chavez. No international
coalition force will step in to solve our conflict.
To attain that objective, opposition political forces pretend
to utilize in a rather grotesque and disrespectful manner the efforts of many
Venezuelan citizens who are easy prey of these professional swindlers.
The consensus plan proposed by the CD does not contemplate
the development of two themes that represent by themselves the key to the future
success of Venezuela, i.e. to change the presidential form of government for
a parliamentary system and secondly to change the mercantilist state for a market
Hence, loyal to our intent of contributing uninterestedly to
the development and future of our country, we declare:
- We are not (will never be) part of the CD, Democratic Block or any other names
attributable to the political forces presently opposing president Chavez.
- We are neither members nor supporters of any Venezuelan political party.
- We are not subscribed to any international opposition group.
- Our actions are not subordinated to strategies dictated by the newly formed
International Relations Commission of the CD.
- We are not financed by any Venezuelan or foreign economic group.
Our mission is to inform about the Venezuelan reality and we
shall do so by organizing forums and conferences, launching websites and using
every available mean of information at our disposal. We shall also search and
promote alternatives to resolve the grave social, political and economical crisis
affecting the country.
We shall endeavour for the establishment of a parliamentary
system in Venezuela (as means of minimizing the disastrous effects that
messianic figures represent) and for the adoption of a free
market economy, thereby the role of the state will be to bring forth the
conditions which will permit the inclusion of vast sectors of society in the
generation of wealth rather than its actual redistributive character.
We shall continue firm in our apolitical stance, striving to
convert Proveo into a think-tank with an objective and clear perspective. We
are a group of individuals from the civil society and as such we will remain.
Our north shall continue to be Pro Venezuela in the broadest
sense of the term.
Founder and Director