The following is good news for all of us in Latin America–including, in the long run, Venezuela:
Bloggers Stop Military Aircraft Sale to Chavez
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 — Bloggers have been credited with stopping the sale of European-made military aircraft to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
After Spain brokered the deal with Chavez last year, bloggers targeted the state-owned aircraft company, EADS-CASA, for violating the U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela. This week, online activists generated hundreds of letters and calls into key congressional offices to demand that EADS-CASA be disqualified from U.S. contracts. The effort followed questions that were raised about the deal by U.S. Senators in a letter to President Bush. Today, Spain announced that the sale was off.
If I knew who said bloggers were, I would hug them.