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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:03 AM

Analysis: Allies to lose socialist patron if Venezuela's Chavez goes

Murals adorning a Caracas slum that has given militant backing to President Hugo Chavez over the years are a virtual pantheon of international radicals.

From Colombia's FARC guerrillas to the Palestine Liberation Organization and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the images and slogans on teeming slopes above Chavez's presidential palace hail socialist revolutionaries the world over.

Beside them are tributes to Chavez himself - testimony to the Venezuelan leader's bid to place himself at the front of global "anti-imperialism" in his ever-controversial 14-year rule.

Now, though, as Chavez battles cancer in a Cuban hospital, his role as garrulous international activist and rich godfather to fellow leftists around Latin America is under threat.

More at: http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-allies-lose-socialist-patron-venezuelas-chavez-goes-060547967.html

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Reply Analysis: Allies to lose socialist patron if Venezuela's Chavez goes (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2012 OP
HoosierRadical Dec 2012 #1
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Peace Patriot Dec 2012 #3
Zorro Dec 2012 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:19 AM

1. Not True

The social & economic movement in Latin America is bigger than one man or woman.

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. The movement is bigger than one leader.


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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:11 PM

3. Nope, you can't get rid of the huge and historic leftist democracy revolution in South America...

...that easily, Zorro!

And spreading Yahoo's corpo-fascist disinformation like this will not help anybody--even business interests--live in the real world.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:06 PM

4. For those who can't be bothered to read the article

Hugo's imminent demise may cause Venezuela to reconsider its financial subsidies to dependent regional economies.

That is a very real concern for Cuba, Nicaragua, and other countries.

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