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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:52 PM

Regime calls for massive pro-Chavez rally in Caracas

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Source: AFP

Venezuela's leftist leadership on Monday called for a massive show of support for ailing President Hugo Chavez in Caracas on January 10, the day he is supposed to be sworn in to a new six year term.

The request came as the government faced a rising storm of criticism over plans to indefinitely delay Chavez's inauguration if the cancer-stricken leader, still in hospital in Havana, is too sick to be inaugurated.

"All of Venezuela will come here in front of the Miraflores presidential palace, the people supporting our president, the people supporting comandante Chavez -- in an overwhelming manner, the people in the street," said National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello.

Cabello, who also heads Chavez' United Socialist Party of Venezuela, said heads of state and government were expected to attend the giant rally as well. Uruguay's President Jose Mujica confirmed that he would be in Caracas.


Read more: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/church-warns-venezuela-govt-against-overriding-constitution-162955128.html



Appears that the Venezuelan government is planning to intimidate the opposition with a show of force if Hugo is a no-show for the constitutionally-mandated 10 January swearing-in ceremony.

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Reply Regime calls for massive pro-Chavez rally in Caracas (Original post)
Zorro Jan 2013 OP
BWC Jan 2013 #1
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #2
mecherosegarden Jan 2013 #7
delrem Jan 2013 #3
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #4
ReRe Jan 2013 #6
Tempest Jan 2013 #5
Kaleva Jan 2013 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:05 PM

1. No love for Chavez here

 

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Response to BWC (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:14 PM

2. Well, that would put you in a distinct minority in Venezuela, but thanks for chiming in.

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Response to BWC (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:38 PM

7. Same here.

N/T

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. hmmm. "regime" .... "intimidate" ..... WTF????

What's with this overloaded language?

It appears to me that the Venezuelan government, whose newly elected leader is Chavez, wants Chavez's supporters to come out and openly demonstrate their support for democracy and the candidate that they once again and so recently chose to lead them, now that leader is fighting for his life. Of course the people knew, when they voted, that Chavez was ill. They voted for him, his leadership, his ideas, his party - because they wanted a continuation.

What exactly is wrong with that?

If Obama were to suffer a critical illness (e.g. as Hillary so recently did) and the opposition sought to take advantage (as they did), would it be wrong for the Dem Party to ask for an open show of support? To support the continuation that they so recently voted for. Would Dems give a ratsfart if the Pope pronounced some gibberish about what procedural allowances were "morally unacceptable"? Would any of Obama's supporters care a ratsfart if some Venezuelan said "no love for Obama here"?



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:15 PM

4. The word "regime" is editorializing.

Venezuela has a democratic GOVERNMENT...using the word "regime" implies that Venezuela's current power structure is inherently illegitimate...and there's no reason for anyone who isn't on the extreme right-wing to call it that. There is NOTHING illegitimate or unjust in the continuation in power of the current Venezuelan government...the people JUST RE-ELECTED IT. That should be enough until the next scheduled elections. The PSUV aren't the Albanian Communists under Enver Hoxha, for God's sake.

It's just like the old U.S. media insistence on referring to Salvador Allende as the "Marxist President" of Chile, as if the office the man had been elected to was the Marxist Presidency rather than just the plain old presidency that all his predecessors had been elected to.

I hope the pro-Chavez rally draws a large crowd...it's ghoulish that Venezuela's right-wing, largely white opposition is trying to use President Chavez' health situation to nullify the election results.

Nonetheless, if it were up to me, I'd send a judge to Havana to swear in President Chavez for his new term just to keep the political vultures away.

Shame on EVERYONE in Venezuela and all the alleged "liberals" here who are trying to take advantage of a sick, possibly dying man to force a snap election just to get their right-wing hero Capriles into office despite the fact that he just now lost. Disgusting and completely inappropriate to do so.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. Thank you!

Where did the "Democratic" go in DemocraticUnderground?????

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:17 PM

5. Regime? Yeah, no bias there. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:09 AM

8. Locking

Announcements of a plan for a rally in Venezula isn't important news of national interest only. Please repost in the Latin America group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1108

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