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    Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection -- latimes.com

    Funny how this story has gotten no time on these boards, and yet Chavez doing exactly the same thing got weeks of traction..

    So here we have a right wing US backed President, redrawing election laws, so he can run for another term beyond the mandated term limit... and not a peep from the right..
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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Now, now. The idea of a white neoliberal setting himself up as "dictator-for-life" is clearly absurd.

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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection -- latimes.com

    Funny how this story has gotten no time on these boards, and yet Chavez doing exactly the same thing got weeks of traction..

    So here we have a right wing US backed President, redrawing election laws, so he can run for another term beyond the mandated term limit... and not a peep from the right..
    How you figure?
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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Uh...the neoliberalism?

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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection -- latimes.com

    Funny how this story has gotten no time on these boards, and yet Chavez doing exactly the same thing got weeks of traction..

    So here we have a right wing US backed President, redrawing election laws, so he can run for another term beyond the mandated term limit... and not a peep from the right..

    From the article
    By a vote of 85 to 5, the lower house of Congress late Tuesday greenlighted a voter referendum early next year that could pave the way for Uribe to be on the May presidential ballot.
    It appears to me that they have approved a national vote on whether, or not, the president can run for a third term. The citizens that disagree with it, will certainly vote against this plan. If enough of them vote against it, then Uribe won't be able to run for a third term. Looks like democracy in action, to me.

    How is the least bit comparable to anything Chevez has done??
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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It appears to me that they have approved a national vote on whether, or not, the president can run for a third term. The citizens that disagree with it, will certainly vote against this plan. If enough of them vote against it, then Uribe won't be able to run for a third term. Looks like democracy in action, to me.

    How is the least bit comparable to anything Chevez has done??
    Uh...through the fact that a majority vote through a popular referendum also eliminated the term limit constrictions that were on him?

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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Now, now. The idea of a white neoliberal setting himself up as "dictator-for-life" is clearly absurd.
    He's not white.
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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    He's not white.
    This man isn't white?



    Compare him to the black/indigenous mestizo Hugo Chavez:



    Also consider the indigenous Evo Morales, president of Bolivia:



    These men are of different races, which is why the "Hispanic" and "Latino" labels are so insufficiently descriptive, IMO.

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    Re: Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It appears to me that they have approved a national vote on whether, or not, the president can run for a third term. The citizens that disagree with it, will certainly vote against this plan. If enough of them vote against it, then Uribe won't be able to run for a third term. Looks like democracy in action, to me.

    How is the least bit comparable to anything Chevez has done??
    You seriously dont mean that right?

    Chavez went through his congress too, and had a referendum....

    And you dont see anything similar there?
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