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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

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    I'm so sorry if you're offended by my comments about your murdering dictator hero but I'm neither Republican nor Conservative nor do I listen to Rush. I'm a FAIR and BALANCED Independent swing voter.

    You're just proved your typical LIberal ignorance.
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Not if he can help it.
    When he dies, if he is then resurrected and remains leader of Venezuela, then the world will sit up and take notice, don't you think?
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Who hates all liberals, because all liberals are the same and they all hate freedom.

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    any liberal who hates freedoms ,his definition must be communist
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    It appears Chavez has already prepared for the worst. However, there will be a battle for leadership should he die.



    Hugo Chavez's Terminal Mystery Cancer And Venezuela's Looming Power Vacuum - International Business Times

    (see post 24)
    Adan Chavez has already made it clear that he is going to take over by force if necessary when Hugo either dies or looses an election.

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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Adan Chavez has already made it clear that he is going to take over by force if necessary when Hugo either dies or looses an election.
    Got a link/source?

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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Adan Chavez has already made it clear that he is going to take over by force if necessary when Hugo either dies or looses an election.
    It seems like someone may be out to assassinate Adan Chavez....

    "A crossword writer has been accused of hiding a coded message to assassinate President Hugo Chavez's brother in a newspaper puzzle. Venezuelan intelligence agents interviewed Neptali Segovia after a state TV pundit said his clues revealed a secret message to gun down Chavez's brother Adan. It is the latest bizarre political story to emerge from the South American nation, which is having a particularly fraught year ahead of its elections."


    Strong words: Answers to the crossword included 'Adan' (Chavez's brother), 'asesinen' (meaning 'kill') and 'rafaga' (which can mean either a burst of gunfire, or a gust of wind)




    Crossword setter accused of writing coded message to kill Chavez's brother into newspaper puzzle | Mail Online

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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Really?
    Then why has he been re-elected many times in fair elections?
    And why has his programs he implemented lead to this?
    http://www.cepr.net/documents/public...la-2009-02.pdf
    on this?
    Venezuela Rejects U.S. Democrat The OAS was the group that most use as their argument that the elections were fair. Now though they are back to villonizing the OAS, “It both worries and terrorises me at the same time this offer to send a “robust mission” to my country,” responded Chaderton, who added that he would alert the Venezuela’s Ministry of Defence to Engel’s comments." Obviously they do not want monitors this time.

    Inter-American Dialogue | Publication

    "Participants also questioned whether the National Electoral Council would invite international observers to monitor next year’s elections. Lucena stated that the Venezuelan system only admits what they define as “accompaniment,” arguing that “we call upon people that we consider to have the credentials to observe the process, and we invite them.” She noted that Venezuela stopped inviting the Organization of American States and the Carter Center after 2006. Lucena compared Venezuela to Argentina, which has also rejected election observers.

    Participants also commented that high-ranking military officials have recently stated that they would not recognize the results of the elections if the opposition won. Lucena responded that the armed forces have always expressed that they are “subordinate to the National Electoral Council” and praised their cooperation in past elections. However, she did not clarify whether the National Electoral Council would condemn the statements.


    Venezuela only invites monitors that the deem useful, they do not allow just anyone to monitor the elections. Now I wonder why they wont just let anyone monitor their elections? Could this be part of why Venezuelans do not have much faith in the National Electoral Council?

    Venezuela Elections: Jennifer McCoy Gives Insider's Account to The Economist In conclusion, the vote itself was secret and free, but the CNE's lack of openness, last-minute changes and internal divisions harmed public confidence in that vital institution both before and after the vote. Divisive rhetoric and intimidating tactics from Chavistas, and the opposition's still-unsubstantiated claims of fraud, have exacerbated Venezuelans' cynicism toward elections. It will take a huge effort by both sides to restore trust in this fundamental democratic right before next month's election for governors and mayors.


    Most people consider the HRW as a Left leaning organisation. Just about all Rightwingers will attack anything to do with the HRW
    World Report 2012: Venezuela | Human Rights Watch

    "Events of 2011

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    World Report Chapter: Venezuela (2012)
    The weakening of Venezuela’s democratic system of checks and balances under President Hugo Chávez has contributed to a precarious human rights situation. Without judicial checks on its actions, the government has systematically undermined the right to free expression, workers’ freedom of association, and the ability of human rights groups to protect rights.

    Weeks before the new National Assembly—with a substantial opposition composition—took office in January 2011, Chávez’s supporters in the legislature adopted several laws that increased the government’s ability to undercut rights.

    Police abuses and impunity remain a grave problem. Prison conditions are deplorable, and fatality rates high due to inmate violence."

    [...]Judicial Independence

    In 2004 Chávez and his legislative allies conducted a political takeover of the Supreme Court, filling it with government supporters and creating new measures that make it possible to purge justices from the court. In December 2010 the outgoing legislators from Chávez’s political party modified the timeline so they could make appointments before leaving office: they appointed 9 permanent justices and 32 stand-ins, including several allies. Since 2004, the court has largely abdicated its role as a check on executive power, failing to protect fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution.

    {..]Legislating by Decree

    In December 2010 the outgoing National Assembly passed an enabling law that granted Chávez broad powers to legislate by decree on a wide range of issues for 18 months. The law’s vague provisions could directly impact the exercise of rights by, for example, allowing the president to determine which penalties can be imposed when someone commits a crime. As of November 2011 Chávez had adopted over 20 legislative decrees, including one reinstating crimes previously derogated by the legislature. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of this decree, which criminalized several banking practices, arguing that economic crimes are “crimes against humanity” and could not be decriminalized.

    [..]Freedom of Media

    Venezuela enjoys a vibrant public debate in which anti-government and pro-government media criticize and defend the president. However, the government has discriminated against media that air political opponents’ views, strengthened the state’s ability to limit free speech and created powerful incentives for government critics to self-censor.

    [..]Prosecuting Government Critics

    Several prominent critics of Chávez’s government have been targeted for criminal prosecution in recent years. The courts’ lack of independence reduced the chances of them receiving a fair trial.

    [..]Human Rights Defenders

    Chávez’s government has aggressively sought to discredit human rights defenders. In June Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami accused Humberto Prado of the Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons of “destabilizing the prison system” and having been “an accomplice in the massacre of inmates” in the past. After several official media outlets discredited Prado, he received multiple death threats and left Venezuela for two months.

    In July 2010 the Supreme Court ruled that “obtaining financial resources, either directly or indirectly, from foreign states with the intent of using them against the Republic, [and] the interest of the people [could constitute] treason.” That same month members of Chávez’s political party filed a criminal complaint with the Attorney General’s Office, alleging that several local human rights NGOs had committed treason by receiving funding from foreign donors. Over 30 NGOs are currently under investigation, according to local media.

    In December 2010 the National Assembly adopted two laws that, if applied to human rights organizations, could severely undermine their ability to work independently. The “Law for the Defense of Political Sovereignty and National Self Determination” blocks NGOS that “defend political rights” or “monitor the performance of public bodies” from receiving international funding. It also imposes stiff fines on organizations that invite foreigners who express opinions that offend institutions or undermine national sovereignty. The “Organic Law on Social Control”—which regulates the work of organizations and individuals that have an impact on “general or collective interests”—states that individuals must follow the law’s socialist principles and values: those who violate the law may face civil, administrative, or criminal sanctions.

    Police Abuses

    Violent crime is rampant in Venezuela, where extrajudicial killings by security agents remain a problem. The minister of the interior and justice has estimated that police commit one of every five crimes. According to the most recent official statistics, law enforcement agents allegedly killed 7,998 people between January 2000 and the first third of 2009.

    [...]Prison Conditions

    Venezuelan prisons are among the most violent in Latin America. Weak security, deteriorating infrastructure, overcrowding, insufficient and poorly trained guards, and corruption allow armed gangs to effectively control prisons. Hundreds of violent prison deaths occur every year. In June 2011, at least 25 people were killed and over 60 seriously injured, including prisoners and National Guard members, after clashes between inmates in the El Rodeo prisons.

    Labor Rights

    The National Electoral Council (CNE), a public authority, has the power to organize and certify all union elections, violating international standards that guarantee workers the right to elect their representatives in full freedom, according to conditions they determine. Established unions whose elections have not been CNE-certified may not participate in collective bargaining.

    For several years the government has promised to reform the relevant labor and electoral laws to restrict state interference in union elections. Reforms that explicitly state that union elections held without CNE participation are legally valid were still pending before the National Assembly at this writing

    Key International Actors

    Venezuela’s government has increasingly rejected international monitoring of its human rights record. In September 2011 the Supreme Court president held that Venezuela will “respect all international agreements only if … international bodies respect [Venezuelan] sovereignty and … jurisdiction.”


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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    It seems like someone may be out to assassinate Adan Chavez....

    "A crossword writer has been accused of hiding a coded message to assassinate President Hugo Chavez's brother in a newspaper puzzle. Venezuelan intelligence agents interviewed Neptali Segovia after a state TV pundit said his clues revealed a secret message to gun down Chavez's brother Adan. It is the latest bizarre political story to emerge from the South American nation, which is having a particularly fraught year ahead of its elections."


    Strong words: Answers to the crossword included 'Adan' (Chavez's brother), 'asesinen' (meaning 'kill') and 'rafaga' (which can mean either a burst of gunfire, or a gust of wind)




    Crossword setter accused of writing coded message to kill Chavez's brother into newspaper puzzle | Mail Online
    That's a bit of a stretch as a serious assassination plot.
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    he is murderer because he is marxist
    No, he's an asshole because he's a marxist. Did you forget already?
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    Re: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I wonder if Chavez will drop out of being the leader if he is dying.
    Nah, they'll stuff him and put him in a glass case like the soviets did with Lenin. He'll continue to 'lead'.
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