More on this from Alternet. Makes me wonder what next is in store for Cuba.
America the Isolated: Latin American Leaders Mourn Hugo Chavez as U.S. Expresses Contempt
The responses of Barack Obama and Stephen Harper to Chavez’s death are consistent with past attitudes towards Venezuela and South America’s growing independence.
http://www.alternet.org/world/america-isolated-latin-american-leaders-mourn-hugo-chavez-us-expresses-contempt?akid=10161.269594.j6-Rug&rd=1&src=newsletter806446&t=13 March 8, 2013 |
“On Tuesday afternoon, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez passed away, after a long battle with cancer. The announcement by Vice President Nicolás Maduro came just minutes after Chávez’s death and elicited an immediate wave of obituary pieces by pundits who described Chávez as “divisive”, “authoritarian”, “antagonistic” and “anti-American”, many of them eager to rush the “transition” in the hopes that Chávez’s political project would soon fall apart.”
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Lawrence London wrote:
> Hugo Chavez, R.I.P., a true Venezuelan hero.
> | hilarious spoof of bad AP obit.
> AP: Chavez made “meager” gains, only reduced poverty, didn’t build the world’s tallest building – Boing Boing > http://boingboing.net/2013/03/08/ap-chavez-made-meager-gai.html
> AP: Chavez Wasted His Money on Healthcare When He Could Have Built Gigantic Skyscrapers
> http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/03/06/ap-chavez-wasted-his-money-on-healthcare-when-he-could-have-built-gigantic-skyscrapers/ > FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting — The national media watch group > http://fair.org/