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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    I am sorry for the person Chavez, for his family and loved ones and for the people who supported him as president. As a citizen of the world I am not sad that president Chavez has passed. He was too extreme in a lot of his actions and his beliefs.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Good riddance to bad garbage. With the Chavez cult of personality out of the way, hopefully the Venezuelans will now be able to elect someone sane to office, who won't spend the next decade systematically raping their economy and political system in the name of poorly thought out Leftist sloganeering and anti-American rabble rousing.

    Then again, this is Latin America we're talking about here, so it's probably not a good idea to get my hopes up.

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Wasn't the Venezuelan media pushing propaganda that Chavez was fine?

    I wonder if the cancer did him in.
    They reported for about 2 months that he was not dead and was battling, and the last couple weeks they reported he was "battling for his life"


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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    I wonder if the Obamas will attend the funeral.

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    The lives of the poorest in Venezuela improved a hell of a lot under Chavez thanks to the Bolivarian missions.

    infant mortality fell by 18%
    poverty was cut by 50%, extreme poverty was cut from 21% to 10%
    more than 1 million Venezuelans became literate

    and of course, he was democratically elected and elections met all international standards.

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, at least we no longer hear of him running to Support Iran.
    "Support"? Is one giving "support" to a country when they still hold diplomatic and economic ties with each-other?


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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    rest in peace. I hate to see anyone die of this disease.

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I wonder if the Obamas will attend the funeral.
    Why would one visit the funeral of a man who saw them as their enemy? And I am pretty sure the Obama's or the Obama adminstration where not that fond (real extremely not fond) of Hugo Chavez.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    hopefully the Venezuelans will now be able to elect someone sane to office, who won't spend the next decade systematically raping their economy and political system in the name of poorly thought out Leftist sloganeering and anti-American rabble rousing.

    Yes he "raped their economy" but drastically improving it and the people of the countries lives!
    http://www.cepr.net/documents/public...la-2009-02.pdf

    -"The current economic expansion began when the government got control over the national oil company in the first quarter of 2003. Since then, real (inflationadjusted) GDP has nearly doubled, growing by 94.7 percent in 5.25 years, or 13.5 percent annually."
    -"During the current economic expansion, the poverty rate has been cut by more than half, from 54 percent of households in the first half of 2003 to 26 percent at the end of 2008. Extreme poverty has fallen even more, by 72 percent. These poverty rates measure only cash income, and does take into account increased access to health care or education."
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    Over the entire decade, the percentage of households in poverty has been reduced by 39 percent, and extreme poverty by more than half."
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    Inequality, as measured by the Gini index, has also fallen substantially. The index has fallen to 41 in 2008, from 48.1 in 2003 and 47 in 1999. This represents a large reduction in inequality."
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    The labor market also improved substantially over the last decade, with unemployment dropping from 11.3 percent to 7.8 percent. During the current expansion it has fallen by more than half. Other labor market indicators also show substantial gains."
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    Over the decade, the government's total public debt has fallen from 30.7 to 14.3 percent of GDP. The foreign public debt has fallen even more, from 25.6 to 9.8 percent of GDP."



    Welcome to reality.. Not that anti-venezuela dictator "terrorist supporter" **** the used to play on the media day in and day out on TV


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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "Support"? Is one giving "support" to a country when they still hold diplomatic and economic ties with each-other?
    I am talking about the Ego Support that he gives with the media When Iran says something stupid and we respond. Course with the PC world around us, maybe some are deaf as to whats said, huh?

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