From: Phil Gunson

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 3:22 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject  Re: Caracas Chronicles: Come and get it!

          tks frank.  just one comment: (and you can use this if you want on yr blog) i think you`re wrong about the 1.2m public sector workers. haven`t you forgotten that a lot of them work for the opposition (alfredo pena or enrique mendoza or the salas family etc)? so there aren`t 1.2m public sector workers under threat, but a smaller figure. obviously central govt has the lion’s share (esp. in the health and education sectors, i guess, plus the armed forces and pdvsa), but it`s not the whole 1.2m.  




Right you are. I’ll look up the actual figure.

(still, the opposition only needs to peel off a few of them)


ps: What are the Ba’ath Party of Venezuela estimates for the reafirmazo? didn’t they have a satellite operation, like AD?