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qtip46
my support hose smell like cannabis
09:50 PM on 08/24/2011
He's a better man then all the repug candidates put together...
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bbertaud
Je ne regrette rien, rien de rien
09:44 PM on 08/24/2011
It's just hilarious to see people who have never set a foot in Venezuelan (or lived there) singing Chavez' praises and extol his name forever and ever
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realitycitizen
Proud American, Proud Gentile
10:09 PM on 08/24/2011
I don't have to set foot in Venezuela to know that he wins office in internationally monitored elections, with very resounding numbers.

I agree with some of his policies, and not with others. What gives you the right to deny the people their choice?
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bbertaud
Je ne regrette rien, rien de rien
10:57 PM on 08/24/2011
But you do have to set a foot there to see how people live, to experience all the restrictions to the press, to go to the supermarkets and see empty shelves, to read the paper on Monday and find out how many people were killed during the weekend, to do any paperwork with the government.

People's choice?..it was in 1998 when they voted for him out on anger, being fully aware that he was ideologically flirting with Castro since his release from jail after his fail attempt of coup d' etat....once he attained power he did anything possible to stay there, changing the Constitution, controlling every branch of government, even the national electoral council.

By the way, as a Venezuelan citizen that I also am, I have every right to speak my mind about the government of my country, not because an international body of monitors tell me , but because I lived there for many years and know what has happened to the country since he took office.
11:02 PM on 08/24/2011
Relax Comrade. No one is trying to "deny the people their choice" If the people think that socialism is the optimal type of government, they're mistaken, but it's their choice.
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Natti
if knowledge is the key, then show me the lock...
10:16 PM on 08/24/2011
Bbertaud: I respect and understand why you hate Chavez while I can do the same for those who love/like him. For example, I have extended family from/in Cuba and some of them sing Castro's praises while others can't stand him. I can respect that people from the same family and the same country will have differing experiences. I think a lot of the differences often has to do with class, however.
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bbertaud
Je ne regrette rien, rien de rien
10:59 PM on 08/24/2011
I was recently in Cuba..and sadly Cubans are brainwashed, but that's their business, not mine...expressing my opinions is not disrespecting, I have the right to voice my views as well
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bluelyne
11:53 PM on 08/24/2011
I think people that love these dictators have no idea of what else is out there. Or they have money and then they live well. They aren't allowed to see how the rest of the western world lives and why their lives are so bad because of their leader.
09:44 PM on 08/24/2011
Penn should be comforting him
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World Expedition
Speak Truth to Power
09:43 PM on 08/24/2011
Don't think Obama won't attack a democratically elected cancer patient. He's still a socialist and banks want his assets.

God Bless America.
12:59 PM on 08/25/2011
amen
09:43 PM on 08/24/2011
Does this mean all the Hugo corner stores that sell Citgo gas might close? Who owns those things anyway?
09:41 PM on 08/24/2011
A Venezuelan friend told me once ... "I can explain the worst thing that ever happened to my country with one word ... OIL". "It was the beginning of a spiral of decline".
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knewsreply
PhD: International Educator and Marketer
09:37 PM on 08/24/2011
Why do we feel sorry for a mass murderer? I don't know, but I'm happy we do because it shows we are difference, because empathy brings inner peace and not hate.
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realitycitizen
Proud American, Proud Gentile
10:10 PM on 08/24/2011
He has never been accused of mass murder. Not even by the most fanatical righties in Venezuela.
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knewsreply
PhD: International Educator and Marketer
11:32 PM on 08/24/2011
You are right that he may not a Qaddiffi who "pulled the trigger", but read the reports about his time in office and because of his rule or lack of rule, many will state like the following, "Venezuela's murder rates surpass Colombia's under Hugo Chavez Venezuela now has more murders than Colombia - despite its neighbour being officially at war against ... www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Venezuelas-murder...Hugo-Chavez.html.
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jhink465
10:36 PM on 08/24/2011
What mass murder is that liar?
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Ascoli
05:44 AM on 08/25/2011
They should look to Bush and the USA if they want to talk about 'mass murder........... .all over the goddam world.
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candycanedragon
Lovecraft was right!!!!
09:29 PM on 08/24/2011
I commented on a related story earlier in the month, where he said he was feeling "great", he should have stayed in cuba, many of the oncologists I work with say thats one of the worst signs, if the chemo is working, you should feel like crap!

I might disagree with some of Mr. Chavez's political choices, but cancer is not something anyone should suffer, get well soon!
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09:19 PM on 08/24/2011
I have not liked Hugo Chavez, but I do not wish ill health on him, and in that regard wish the best for him and his family.
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World Expedition
Speak Truth to Power
09:45 PM on 08/24/2011
In 2002, Globovisión broadcast live images of a popular revolution against elected President Hugo Chávez plus images of pro-Chavez activists gunning down protesters.

This staged event had made it possible to mask a military coup orchestrated by Washington with the help of Madrid. However, after a genuine popular uprising aborted the coup and reinstated the elected president, legal and journalistic investigations revealed that the revolution filmed by Globovisión was in fact a case of visual trickery and that the Chavistas had never fired on the crowd, but were themselves the victims of snipers armed by the CIA.

Now you know what's happening in Libya
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hagagaga
You can't take the sky from me.
10:08 PM on 08/24/2011
And you sound like a completely reasonable person. I believe that the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, and the reptilians rule the world as well.
04:37 AM on 08/25/2011
I was aware that the U.S. was involved trying to overthrow Hugo Chavez, but was not aware of the details you provide...thanks. I wondered earlier today who we are as a nation while I watched a Lockeed Martin commercial...really concerned.

I mean no ill-will for Mr. Chavez and hope for a cure. However, I have read of economic turmoil, basic shortages, and silencing of independent media/press sources by Chavez. Threat to the free press is not an American generated fairy tale, but is reported internationally:

See non-USA links critical of Chavez' violations against Venezuelan critics/ free press:

http://www­.wan-press­.org/artic­le4419.htm­l.....57th World Newspaper Congress in Istanbul--­The Administra­tive Counsel of the Associatio­n strongly condemned repression exercised in Venezuela against liberty of expression­.

http://www­.zocalo.co­m.mx/secci­on/opinion­-articulo/­venezuela-­represion-­a-prensa/....column by Carlos Ramirez in "Zocalo Saltillo", Saltillo, Coahuila, México, 6/3/2010, criticizes Hugo Chavez for having invoked the Charter of the OAS to intervene in the recent crisis in Hoduras while at the same time violating the OAS Charter by restrictin­g the freedom of the press in Venezuela. Ramirez proposed that, "... the OAS ought to urgently intervene to impede the approval of la Ley Mordaza de Chavez (the Gag Law of Chavez), because it violates the Democratic Charter."

There are mNY non-USA sources critical of Chavez' abuses against the free press.,,,a real concern.
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RPDash
You talkin' to me?
09:15 PM on 08/24/2011
Stick a fork in him, Chavez is done.
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daxster9
do sumthin 2day that ur future self will thank u 4
09:29 PM on 08/24/2011
good riddence
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Edward Watters
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal
09:07 PM on 08/24/2011
If anyone is interested in learning about 3rd world health care and Cuba's impressive efforts around the globe (they've sent doctors to over 100 countries) follow this link (caution: there are words and examples of compassion that may not be suitable for haters)

http://www.zcommunications.org/how-venezuela-and-cuba-are-changing-the-world-s-conception-of-health-care-by-steve-brouwer
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Margo Arrowsmith
Elizabeth Warren in 2016!
09:13 PM on 08/24/2011
Thanks
09:16 PM on 08/24/2011
So why do so many Cubans risk their lives and come over here in rafts???
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vdc530
09:07 PM on 08/24/2011
So many brainwashed people in this comment area. Brainwashed by the media, which is owned by the corporations, that Chavez and the new Venezuela oppose. You know in some countries people still have the balls to stand up to corporations unlike in the good ole corporate run America. I guess its OK for them to take our government from us, after all their people too!