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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I wasn't happy with the direction Chavez was going. I thought that any day elections would be suspended and opposition parties outlawed. He had confiscated thousands of businesses without compensation -- outright theft. And then he without fail ran those businesses into the ground, mindlessly and needlessly depriving people of those goods and services. No one can say that his administration was just in that respect, except perhaps those who think like criminals.

    He seemed to have the support of the majority of the people, but he ran roughshod over the human rights of the minority.


    You believe there are "human rights" anywhere in Latin America ?.............wow...............

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

    At least his family is well taken care of, thanks to Hugo ripping off the Venezuelan people to the tune of 2 billion dollars during his presidency.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Just got an update form the VP to my phone saying the VP of Venezuela has announced that Hugo Chavez has died.
    Articles and link to come soon.

    RIP Hugo Chavez. You were a great president and a great leader of Venezuela and did many great things for your country.
    meh... I wouldn't want him as my president but I've yet to figure out why we were supposed to hate him so much.
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    Re: AP: VP of Venezuela Has Announced Hugo Chavez has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    meh... I wouldn't want him as my president but I've yet to figure out why we were supposed to hate him so much.
    Only the weak-minded mental midgets succumbed to the propaganda the Mass Media spewed about Chavez.

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

    I wouldn't wish Cancer on anyone and i certainly do not rejoice in anyones death from it.

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

    What a great day for the people of Venezuela. I'd demand the return of the $2 billion he stole from you.

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

    "nah i think the way cons want to turn this into a political issue is funny though" - Philly Boss

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    You believe there are "human rights" anywhere in Latin America ?.............wow...............
    Of course. Most other South American nations have protections for minorities, and they honor them. If you seek to excuse Chavez on the basis that 'everybody does it' them I'm afraid it falls flat.

    The evidence that Chavez actually improved things for the poor is pretty thin. What he did do was create a climate of fear in which the murder rate is higher than any nation on earth and reaches levels comparable to a war zone in Caracas (200 killed per 100,000 per year). He took control of the Supreme Court, expanding and packing it, and packed government service with his own supporters as well. His supporters repeatedly violated election laws with the acquiescence of the authorities in 2012.

    Freedom of speech has been gone from Venezuela for years now. Media is restricted and critical coverage is blocked. Chavez's regime seized not only television and radio stations, but also banks, oil facilities, cement plants, food factories, sugar plantations, and much else. Much of the proceeds went into Chavez's own pocket -- he was worth between $1 and 2 billion at his death.

    Meanwhile, plagued by high inflation, food shortages, power outages, and mounting debt, Venezuela has become one of the most economically dysfunctional nations in the Western Hemisphere. It is difficult if not impossible for anyone, let alone the poor, to find prosperity under such conditions.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

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

    Hey. He had a car named after him. How many can say that? Okay, Edsel maybe. That was a big hit too.

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