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Maduro sworn as president but most of the Americas reject his legitimacy

Friday, January 11th 2019 - 08:54 UTC
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn into a second term on Thursday amid international calls for him to step down, a devastating economic crisis and growing diplomatic isolation. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    The history books will be printed with a chapter beginning: “Then, in 1998, a charismatic strongman named Hugo Chavez was elected president. Chavez appealed to Venezuela's poor by promising to rescue them from poverty and to restore the country's pride.” A similar Marxist story repeated many times which all end up not very nicely in history books.

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    And yet, what Capitalist country or government has pledged the same, rescuing the poor, and achieved it? None. At least Chavez had started to. Peron also is the reason Argentina had for some time the largest middle class in Latin America, and still does. They never talk about that do they?... Instead what Capitalism proves is that it needs to distance a concentrated super rich class from a problem ridden mass population plagued with all sorts of social problems and banalities that make them stupid and frivolous so they can become better mindless consumers, composed of a large fake middle class that would not subsist without their next paycheck, as they are piled on top with super expensive rents and services and bills, mixed in with a much smaller proportion of the more comfortable middle class creating the illusion of a vastly large middle class. What's wrong with struggling to find a better way? Why don't we help these countries like Venezuela and Cuba in the path they chose to take, instead of making it difficult, creating obstacles that inflame their internal oppositions and fostering more toiling in their changing of things? The world needs yet to learn how to respect other nations, and the paths other peoples want to take, and it seems the worst and most disrespectful of them in the West are France, the U.S. and Britain. Powerful capitalistic countries are not letting the world breath, they just want to use the resources of other countries and administrate the world the way it works well for them in order to achieve that.

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • bushpilot

    France, the U.S., and Britain are the main culprits for the mess Venezuela is in.

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Patrick

    “...Why don't we help these countries like Venezuela and Cuba in the path they chose to take...”

    I absolutely agree with you. Any invading nation overthrowing the corrupt Marxist mismanaged Venezuela would be enthusiastically cheered by the masses, but no one wants to waste their blood and treasure.

    To paraphrase Shakespeare, “...first thing we do is kill all the [Marxists]”
    Lots of Venezuelans are happily willing to do that now... *

    (* Social Justice Warrior trigger alert: I personally do not advocate the physical harm of any Marxists. I think instead they should be given forced exile in the Socialist paradise of Cuba.)

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    You are nothing but a drug induced whackjob. Lover Peron? Get ready for a pretty tough future...

    Jan 13th, 2019 - 03:20 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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