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    Default AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    Lets try to keep this from getting too political.

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    Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time. …

    Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba in June 2011 to remove what he said was a baseball-size tumor from his pelvic region, and the cancer returned repeatedly over the next 18 months despite more surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. He kept secret key details of his illness, including the type of cancer and the precise location of the tumors. …

    Two months after his last re-election in October, Chavez returned to Cuba again for cancer surgery, blowing a kiss to his country as he boarded the plane. He was never seen again in public. …

    After a 10-week absence marked by opposition protests over the lack of information about the president’s health and growing unease among the president’s “Chavista” supporters, the government released photographs of Chavez on Feb. 15 and three days later announced that the president had returned to Venezuela to be treated at a military hospital in Caracas.
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    He did alot for the poor in his country that will always be his lasting legacy, but he also supported some pretty evil regimes. Either way the end of his presidency did not come from the ballot box but from cancer itself. This will have a massive impact in South America and Central America as one of the last key supporters of Cuba could be gone, as well as a supporter of what was a growing list of socialist governments.

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    RIP Chavez. You did some good, you did mostly bad, but you were still doing it for the people. I hope Venezuela doesn't become a hot zone, it would not be fair to the people.
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    Default Re: AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    Since I'm a Venezuelan and I'm living there (I actually found this out a couple of hours ago -w-) I actually feel a bit bad, even if the guy was really bad it's not like he was completely (he was mostly bad) but it's weird not seeing him around since he's the only president I've known my whole life so now I worry. Either way I just hope things get better over here from now on.

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    Default Re: AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    I'm Venezuelan, and I can't honestly be more relieved that the guy is finally gone. I'm not even sad. Of course, he was a human being, so I'm not happy either. He did many, many bad things, and they outnumber the good things he made.

    For those who would like to know more about the matter, here is a very interesting article: 10 reasons why I will not miss Hugo Chávez. It's very biased, but everything it says is absolutely true.
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    My heart goes out to his family as they deal with this period of loss. Hugo Chavez was many things both good and bad, and it will be interesting to see the political repercussions of this.
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    I'm so happy! Hopefully the Venezuelans will be too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post


    I'm so happy! Hopefully the Venezuelans will be too.
    We're not happy (at least me) for the president's death, but because a new era is FINALLY starting, after 14 long years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anser View Post
    We're not happy (at least me) for the president's death, but because a new era is FINALLY starting, after 14 long years!
    Is it though? I'm not Venezuelan so I'm not caught up on the news, but a friend of mine said things are gonna pretty much be the same, what with the VP being allowed to run for office.

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    Default Re: AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    Yeah it's pretty tough, because if the VP ends up becoming president then we'll actually be in a worst state cause at least Chavez cared, even if he was cuckoo.

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    Default Re: AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    Yeah, Nicolás Maduro is an idiot and obviously doesn't know how to direct a country, but hopefully Capriles will beat him in April 14.

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    Default Re: AP: Hugo Chavez is Dead

    The problem is that the people that supported Chavez are still technically (I still don't believe it) a majority, and even if he's dead they're still stupid enough to fall for anything the government says if it means making their lives better.

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