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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:20 AM
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Chilean president praises Chavez, rejects “leftist wave”
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Friday, 03 March

Chilean president praises Chavez, rejects “leftist wave”

Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, whose term expires March 11, had kind words for controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez at an economic forum in Santiago.

Dismissing fears expressed in Washington D.C. of a “leftist wave” sweeping Latin America as a “rather superficial analysis”, he reproached critics for demonizing the Venezuelan leader.

“Hugo is a force of nature unleashed, he is a man of great charisma and I believe that his efforts to defeat poverty have led him to take a path of great participation….I think he has had the good luck of very high oil prices, which has allowed him to do what he does”, Lagos said.
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“(Some analysts) like to say ‘a leftist wave is engulfing Latin America’ without understanding the depth of what’s happening. I would say that the citizenry are saying something else: ‘work together, construct a society that has room for me too, where there is space for my hopes and dreams.’”
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http://www.mercopress.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=7355
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:29 AM
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1. Good article. I also like the implied reprimand to Condoleeza Rice--
"...Lagos’ words, then, served to underscore the independence of Chile’s foreign policy, and serve as an implicit rebuttal to statements made by Condoleezza Rice at a press conference earlier this month that the United States was undertaking “joint efforts” with countries like Chile and Brazil to limit the influence of Chavez in regional and international politics. At the time, Lagos told press that he was unaware of any such collaboration, and had no common policy front with the U.S. concerning Venezuela. ..."

She and her "husb--" cannot be liking the independence/cohesion of South American leaders.

Thanks for posting. You do find the best stuff!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:23 PM
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6. Could we try a little of that here in the US?
‘work together, construct a society that has room for me too, where there is space for my hopes and dreams" :applause:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:06 AM
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2. We Don't Like Charismatic Leaders
Doesn't matter if it's a Ghandi, a Hitler, MLK or a JFK.

We don't like anyone who inspires da people. You know?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:01 AM
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3. Bingo.
And props to you, you get it.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:34 AM
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4. I Think I Was Told That in 11th Grade History
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 08:36 AM by Crisco
Civics class.

And, you know, when you think about the Bushbots, it's not surprising that all these negative stories are coming out about him in the mainstream press. Finally.
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:53 AM
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5. many in american corporatocracy liked hitler and hated fdr
btw notice that, unlike jfk, rfk and mlk, hitler had to kill himself
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