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    One less socialist.
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    Dreadful man, dreadful politics. Won't miss him. Won't celebrate his death. This means nothing to me.
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    He was one crazy guy, lol, he was like a real life cartoon character.
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    ...and nothing of value was lost.
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    (Original post by Swanbow)
    Well I think the Socialist will still remain in power, but without the charismatic figurehead they might slump a little.
    That's one side of it. On the other, there are radicals, particularly grassroots movements, who Chavez actually acted as a moderating influence on. Maduro or another PSUV leader will probably not receive the same trust.
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    R.I.P

    Very influential man, will be interesting to see what happens next.
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    Hopefully venezuela can move on and fix the mess chavez caused
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    Good man, RIP.

    Americans and Israelis will be having a great time tonight.
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    (Original post by Rhadamanthus)
    Dreadful man, dreadful politics. Won't miss him. Won't celebrate his death. This means nothing to me.
    Oh look, someone said my thoughts for me. Great when everything just comes together nicely.
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    (Original post by The Epicurean)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21679053


    I wonder what this will mean for the future of Venezuela :holmes:
    it really depends, if the current regime holds together than things won't change much.

    thing is this really, if the USA get their hands on a puppet regime there then you can kiss goodbye to falling poverty levels and stuff and to any hopes they have of fighting the corporations who want to steal their resources.

    the Chavez regime has plenty of failings for sure, but it's better than a USA puppet regime imho...
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    There must be an unbearable sense of uncertainty in Venezuela at the moment, I hope the people get what they want and not what may be implemented from outside.

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    A loss of a great leader that did a lot for the working people in his country under imense pressure from elites. I believe America has had a lot to do with covertly undermining Chavez's government for a while and are responsible for a lot of the problems Venezuela has faced (violence, drugs). Im sure the CIA are working overtime to support which ever puppet that wishes to jump at this opportunity.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    My thought is that a man dying at 58 is a premature death and my thought is for his bereaved family.
    *families. As the guy had children from both his marriages and had an 8 year affair with someone else, that we know of.

    And how can you prioritize his families' well-being over an entire country?

    Good riddance.
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    (Original post by Tea is for mugs)
    I think he is a great man, his socialist policies transformed the country for the better, a real shame he is dead. What are your thoughts?
    He wasn't a Socialist. His ideology was that of Marx.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    My thought is that a man dying at 58 is a premature death and my thought is for his bereaved family.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    (Original post by Rhadamanthus)
    Dreadful man, dreadful politics. Won't miss him. Won't celebrate his death. This means nothing to me.
    Out of curiosity why?
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    (Original post by Tea is for mugs)
    I think he is a great man, his socialist policies transformed the country for the better, a real shame he is dead. What are your thoughts?
    I remain relatively neutral on the matter, though it can be denied that he was charismatic leader and many will be said to see him gone, he also pushed many into poverty with some of his policies. Even with vast amounts of oil the country still went into recession. It'll be interesting to see how Venezuela moves forward with this.


    (Original post by SnoochToTheBooch)
    I don't... care...
    Thank you for that insightful comment.
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    some of comments on this thread from the rampant right of tsr are disgraceful. if i said that about thatcher id be getting reported constantly.
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    (Original post by Tea is for mugs)
    I think he is a great man, his socialist policies transformed the country for the better, a real shame he is dead. What are your thoughts?
    There were celebrations all over south Florida last night. Seems like you can't find a single Venezuelan anywhere here who agrees with you.
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    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    There were celebrations all over south Florida last night. Seems like you can't find a single Venezuelan anywhere here who agrees with you.
    He's a British socialist. He won't listen.
 
 
 
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