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Old 5th Mar 2013, 20:57
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Hugo Chavez dead

I can't vouch for the veracity, but the telly here in AMS is reporting that Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela has died.

There has obviously been a bit of a deathwatch in progress since the reports that his last surgery had resulted in some complications and a worsening of his condition. (Of course, there are now claims he was poisoned, and American diplomats have been expelled for attempting to destabilise the country.)

Quite a perilous time for a once-wonderful country that I relished in many many years ago before the "Bolivarian revolution." Like the old Chinese curse, we live in interesting times.

VZ once had a burgeoning middle class and a booming economy, a robust oil industry and thriving private enterprise. All of that is pretty much gone, now the one who led them down the path that removed those elements is gone as well.

My best wishes for my Venezuelan friends but given the way the world seems to be working these days I have to couch that with a deep concern that things will only get worse before better any time soon.

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:02
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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies from cancer: VP | Reuters

Seems like it.

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:02
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CTV reporting now as well. I guess that Cuban healthcare isn't as good as they claim.
 
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I'm sure it is impolite to smile ever so discretely.

Carbon Bootprint, you hit the nail on the head. Here's to the Venezuelan people, who will have some difficult times ahead. The Chavistas will try to retain power in the only way that committed socialists know...by sheer force.

Once the bright and talented expat Venezuelans return, the country can quickly regain its former status. May that happen quickly, and peacefully.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:18
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(Of course, there are now claims he was poisoned, and American diplomats have been expelled for attempting to destabilise the country).
If true, let the officialdom of Venezuela all rot in hell. If those feckwits can't figure out the difference between someone dying after cancer treatment and someone being poisoned, they are either too stupid to keep around, or too big of a liar to ever do business with.

Matari, not a chance in hell of expats coming home to fix all this. Those who stayed home are the ones who strengthened their local power and influence base. Any change for the better is gonna take quite a bit of time.

Elections: you people in Venezuela got, and will get, the government you deserve, just as we do, once the polling booth closes.

Buena Suerte

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:39
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I guess that Cuban healthcare isn't as good as they claim.
Proof that prayer does work?
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No loss to the world.

Hopefully if VZ can get back on it's feet it will drag
Argentina with it so they stop having to mutually crow
about the Malvinas to distract the population.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:46
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Good. One less ranting socialist pr!ck to put up with.

Next!
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 21:47
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Proof that prayer does work?
I guess it does, if you're praying to get rid of one more dictator.
 
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So you got the gist.....
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Boo hoo hoo

Edited to add a seond hoo.

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 22:41
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Stand by for words of wisdom from Joe Biden as he goes to the funeral.
 
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Four or five responses here showing PPRuNe at its worst and most crass.
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Then you should love this one:



AMF...
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And others showing their true socialist colors.
 
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PPruNe at its worst? C'mon Sunray, I've seen worse in the UK thread about yet-to-be deceased politicians. No sign of crocodile tears from you there, eh?

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Four or five responses here showing PPRuNe at its worst and most crass.
Thereby proving the point.
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Sean Penn is far more eloquent in his praise of his BFF Hugo than Biden could ever be.
"Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion."
Hugo Chavez Dead: Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Comment
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 01:16
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His successor is claiming he was "infected" with Cancer by his enemies...read "the west".
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"Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had.
Then he sure had me fooled, by golly.
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