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Will Venezuelans Oust Chavez?
Miracles Do Happen

Bloomberg News, by Enrique Krauze

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/3/2012 7:37:09 PM

If Henrique Capriles Radonski triumphs in Venezuela’s elections on Oct. 7, it will be a democratic feat without precedent in Latin American history. It is possible that an opposition candidate has never faced a force like that represented by Hugo Chavez. His government doesn’t employ physical violence as a state policy, but it exercises another kind of coercive and menacing violence, manifold and oppressive. Its power comes from the ballot box under the tight control of arms -- his arms. When democracy finally edged out dictatorships in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, the military establishment

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Let's hope the thug is on his last legs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/3/2012 7:39:15 PM     (No. 8907678)

Wouldn't it be great to see both Chavez an Obama ousted by voters within the same month?

It could happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/3/2012 7:43:55 PM     (No. 8907686)

Would Chavez' replacement be an improvement? I know, dumb question.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/3/2012 7:47:39 PM     (No. 8907695)

Quick, send Jimmy Carter down there to make sure he election is fair and square!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/3/2012 7:52:43 PM     (No. 8907704)

Actually, the Chavez regime and its tactics sounds a lot like Obama's tactics.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/3/2012 7:56:09 PM     (No. 8907711)

It's not who casts the votes....It's who counts them

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Reply 6 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/3/2012 7:57:06 PM     (No. 8907716)

Since Venezuelans seem to like socialist liars so much, maybe we could send them Obama-and his fat wife. Win, win!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 10/3/2012 8:04:37 PM     (No. 8907731)

He survived a coup. He will not be leaving office, IMHO

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/4/2012 12:35:45 AM     (No. 8908131)

#7, perhaps not immediately--but given his reputed health, maybe he shouldn't order the big box of engraved stationery.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/4/2012 1:57:27 AM     (No. 8908298)

Will he be ousted in time to vote for his buddy Zippy ?

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