Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, Dies at Age 58.

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05 Mar 2013, 5:54 pm

he fought it off for a good long time. i wonder if it was pancreatic?



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05 Mar 2013, 5:59 pm

Oh wow...

That's big news. I'm kind of stunned. I wonder what the consequences of Chavez death will be.


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05 Mar 2013, 6:00 pm

Couldn't have been pancreatic. He'd have been dead a couple of years ago.


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05 Mar 2013, 6:03 pm

He was a thug dictator. Good riddance.



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05 Mar 2013, 6:14 pm

Chavez - truly great. I am in awe. He has changed his country permanently and for the better. Let's hope that his supporters can keep themselves strong when faced with enemies benefiting from the bottom-less pockets as well as the military, propaganda and dirty tricks resources of the Empire.



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05 Mar 2013, 6:30 pm

I Have very mixed views for Hugo Chavez, Hopefully this will be a new page for Venezuela and a transtion to true Democracy



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05 Mar 2013, 6:40 pm

anybody who thought shrub was a devil, couldn't be all bad.



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05 Mar 2013, 7:02 pm

Laconvivencia wrote:
I Have very mixed views for Hugo Chavez, Hopefully this will be a new page for Venezuela and a transtion to true Democracy


Hate to break it to you but a vacuum of power this size almost never results in "true democracy".


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05 Mar 2013, 7:17 pm

Laconvivencia wrote:
I Have very mixed views for Hugo Chavez, Hopefully this will be a new page for Venezuela and a transtion to true Democracy


Hey, I love your avatar!

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05 Mar 2013, 7:24 pm

Hugo will leave a mixed legacy in history. On one hand, he was pretty much a dictator who subverted elections and his county's own supreme court, and in very Machiavellian fashion used America as the enemy to justify his actions. And yet, no one can deny that he had lifted the poor of his country to a higher standard of living, with the proper nutrition, wages, education, and medical care that that entails. Love him or hate him, the late Hugo Chavez was without a doubt will be recalled as a dynamic historical character.

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06 Mar 2013, 12:32 am

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06 Mar 2013, 12:33 am

for the working class of his nation, he was a far better deal than what came before.



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06 Mar 2013, 12:48 am

auntblabby wrote:
for the working class of his nation, he was a far better deal than what came before.

So were there more abusive goons and even dirtier elections before?


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06 Mar 2013, 1:10 am

the important thing was that for the first time, the working class could afford to eat.



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06 Mar 2013, 1:22 am

John_Browning wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
for the working class of his nation, he was a far better deal than what came before.

So were there more abusive goons and even dirtier elections before?


We're talking about Latin America, so probably.

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