bigdaddy wrote:I wonder if the shoe was on the other foot, would Venezuela be willing to help Peruvians?
That's an interesting question Daddy. During the period that Alberto fujimori was president of this country thousands upon thousands of peruvians fled to Venezuela. They were welcomed with open arms so the Peruvian people in their typical Spirit of generosity have decided to return the favor.
I for one am glad they have. Having Venezuelans here enriches us all culturally and they're arepas are pretty tasty too.
I had an interesting experience a few weeks back with an Ecuadoran acquaintance of mine. Someone sent me a photograph of Haley Joel Osment from his role in the movie The Sixth Sense. In that slick he plays a young boy who can see dead people interacting in The Ether so to speak. The photograph of him is with his with a look of surprise and it says, "yo veo venezolanos por todos lados."
I thought it was funny because it seems to me to demonstrate the xenophobia of a tiny minority of people. He wrote back to me stating, " thanks a lot I'm an immigrant too!" I responded that the statement was true of both of us. I guess we Gringos are not the only people to sometimes be a bit overly sensitive.
Anyway I apologized if he was offended and I apologize to anyone here who might take umbrage. The truth is I love Venezuelans and I'm happy that they are here. That won't stop my weird sense of humor but I am definitely Pro Venezuelan.
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