Monday, August 16, 2004

HUGO CHAVEZ Victorious in Bid to Oust Him in Venezuela

Oh what a sweet victory - for the poor people of Venezuela, for the world and for socialism. Chavez, decried as a Castro-styled dictator by the rich and private media, won an election for the 3rd time in 5 years. Not even a employer/rich-led strike that contracted the economy by as much as 15-20 percent was able to take his Government's committments off track. One million now know how to read, millions in urban slums and rural backwaters now have healthcare in their neighborhood and educaiton spending has quadrupled. Food is subsidized for the poor and housing and community development are other top priorities. All this occus with unprecedented popular participation in the daily affairs of the state.


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