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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I wouldn't wish Cancer on anyone and i certainly do not rejoice in anyones death from it.
What a great day for the people of Venezuela. I'd demand the return of the $2 billion he stole from you.
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.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Hey. He had a car named after him. How many can say that? Okay, Edsel maybe. That was a big hit too.