- The simple fact remains: Chavez, who died of cancer at the age of 58, was the only president of Venezuela in modern memory who did anything for the poor people of that country who make up the vast majority of its nearly 30 million citizens.
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David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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Hugo Chavez (Credit: AP/Leslie Mazoch, photo treatment by Salon)
CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez, Kurt Nimmo, Global Research
March 06, 2013 | Now we have a bit more evidence the CIA and the FBI connived with reactionary elements to not only briefly overthrow Chávez, abolish the constitution and the National Assembly, but later assassinate the Venezuelan State Prosecutor, Danilo Anderson. He was killed by a car bomb in Caracas on November 18, 2004, while investigating those who were behind the coup. Giovani Jose Vasquez De Armas, a member of Colombia’s right wing paramilitary group called the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, claims he was in charge of logistics for the plot to kill Danilo Anderson. Vasquez De Armas told the Attorney General’s office that those planning the killing, “all discussed the plan with the help of the FBI and CIA.”
Latin America after Chávez, Independent Institute
March 12, 2013 | When Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez succumbed to cancer last week, did his revolution die with him? Chávez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, will attempt to lead the Latin American left—with the backing of Havana, which has gained huge influence in Venezuela by providing 45,000 Cuban workers to help staff Chavez’s social programs. But according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Maduro faces two major challenges: he lacks his predecessor’s charisma, and he faces stiff competition from other leaders eager to take Chávez’s place as a regional leader.
President Hugo Chavez and America’s “Backyard” Joseph Palermo, LA Progressive
- Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contribuing Editor Jim Fuller
- March 7, 2013 | The simple fact remains -- Chavez, who died of cancer at the age of 58, was the only president of Venezuela in modern memory who did anything for the poor people of that country who make up the vast majority of its nearly 30 million citizens.
Why Chavez Won BIG! Mark Vorpahl, Workers Compass
- Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg
- October 8, 2012 | U.S. workers and those who are unemployed are frequently told that the current presidential elections are among the most important in this country’s history. With continuing high unemployment and underemployment, declining wages, and looming massive cuts to social programs that help workers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we are at a grave point regarding the direction of this country. However, the policies of both presidential candidates and their parties have perpetuated the devastating effects of the Great Recession for workers. Wall Street, the banks, the corporations, and the wealthy have been the beneficiaries of these policies while the only thing workers have received has been more sacrifices.
- A Comparison Between the Presidential Elections in the U.S. and Venezuela
Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle, David Sirota, Salon
March 6, 2013 | The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains
In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
- Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Lydia Howell
- March 6, 2013 | His independence, help for Venezuela's poor will not be forgiven
Vaya con Dios, Hugo Chavez, mi Amigo, Greg Palast, Vice Magazine
- In the film The Seventh Seal, a medieval knight bets his life on a game of chess with the Grim Reaper. Death cheats, of course, and takes the knight. No mortal can indefinitely outplay Death who, last night, checkmated the new Bolivar of Venezuela.
- Argentina begins prosecution of military-era human rights abuses
Poverty and Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela, Stop Imperialism <http://stopimperialism.org>
Republicans and Democrats, President Obama and House Speaker Boehner alike are culpable for the massive suffering and despair of the poor in the US who can look to Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution as a model for a truly progressive vision of the future.