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  •  Well.. (3+ / 0-)

    yeah, there is some threat to the independence of the judiciary (this is hardly a Venezuela-only problem though, of course). And yeh, there are some other problems and they should not be overlooked.

    But this campaign of hysteria and of vehement opposition simply isn't justified if one's concern is truly for Venezuelan democracy and quality of life. Moreover, it's totally hypocritical. I agree that there are areas for concern and certainly we should keep a careful eye on how the situation unfolds ('we' as individual analysts, that, not the U.S. with a view to intervening at any point). But there's no need to panic yet. And furthermore, it is important not to forget the amazing good Chavez and the movement behind him has done for the people of Venezuela, and the enormous potential of the revolution in terms of freeing Latin America from the vice of U.S. domination.

    •  I totally agree (1+ / 0-)
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      Brahman Colorado

      the U.S. media focus on Chavez and the way they describe him is beyond what is justified, especially in comparison to other leaders around the world.  There are far worse leaders out there that get absolutley no mention while Chavez is a poster child for the "evil in the world".  

      It should be noted though that Chavez loves the U.S. reaction to him.  He attacks the U.S. and President Bush and visits Cuba and Iran because the more he is perceived as against U.S. interests, the stronger support he wins in his country.  If anything, the hysteria in the U.S. government and media actually help him at home.

      "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" -Paul Wellstone

      by WellstoneDem on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 07:59:13 PM PDT

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