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Hugo Chavez v. Venezuela

Thousands of Venezuelan students took to the streets to protest Hugo Chavez's attempt to alter the country's constitution so that he can keep running for president indefinitely. Daniel Duquenal has details: The march was held to ask the National Assembly … Read More

By / October 24, 2007

Thousands of Venezuelan students took to the streets to protest Hugo Chavez's attempt to alter the country's constitution so that he can keep running for president indefinitely. Daniel Duquenal has details:

The march was held to ask the National Assembly to postpone the referendum until February 3 2008, because as anyone with enough common sense will admit, you did not discuss the validity of 70 constitutional amendments in 4 weeks. The very least would be to give at least one day of electoral campaign per amended article, no?

Of course as it is now usual the Nazional Guard across Venezuela now blocks any bus that goes toward Caracas for an opposition rally of any type. The only result as usual is propaganda points for the opposition and another black mark on a guard whose reputation is so low that even Chavez is trying to get rid of them, no matter how much they try to support Chavez fascism. Meanwhile the whole states of Carabobo and Aragua slided into a gigantic gridlock just because some stupid fat assed Nazional Guard tried to score brownie points with Chavez.

What's a fair indication that a fascist masquerading as a socialist has lost his "base"? When a student named Stalin says enough is enough:

"The message to the Congress and to the government is that there is … a part of this country that rejects these reforms and we want to be heard," student leader Stalin Gonzalez told a local television station.

 

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