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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:19 AM

Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue

Source: The Independent

The childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage.

The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. Demonstrators have also destroyed at least five statues of Mr Chavez during the on-going protests.

"It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.

Protesters in Barinas - known as the cradle of Chavez's revolution - also clashed with national guardsmen, while businesses were shuttered and roads were blocked with fire-filled barricades.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuela-protests-hugo-chavez-apos-135851892.html

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Reply Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue (Original post)
Zorro May 2017 OP
WellDarn May 2017 #1
Zorro May 2017 #2
WellDarn May 2017 #4
NobodyHere May 2017 #6
EX500rider May 2017 #8
harun May 2017 #5
Adrahil May 2017 #7
NobodyHere May 2017 #9
Bradical79 May 2017 #11
Bradical79 May 2017 #10
harun May 2017 #13
EX500rider May 2017 #14
Marksman_91 Jun 2017 #15
harun Jun 2017 #16
melm00se Jun 2017 #18
EX500rider Jun 2017 #19
Marksman_91 Jun 2017 #22
Judi Lynn Jun 2017 #17
Zorro Jun 2017 #20
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Marksman_91 Jun 2017 #23
Marksman_91 Jun 2017 #21
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #3
Bradical79 May 2017 #12

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:45 AM

1. Council of the Americas?

 

Heck, why not quote the CEO of United Fruit, or maybe Pinochet, or heck, why not Elliot Abrams?

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Response to WellDarn (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:49 AM

2. So burning Chavez' childhood home is just a random act?

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:18 AM

4. No it's an incited act

 

Incited by people who have ZERO concern for the very real plight of the people of Venezuela and TOTAL concern for the enrichment of global corporations.

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Response to WellDarn (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:36 PM

6. Maduro/Chavez has shown ZERO concern for the very real plight of Venezuelans

 

Time to kick Maduro out.

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Response to WellDarn (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:05 PM

8. The Venezuelan people are not rioting & protesting because of "concerns..

....for the enrichment of global corporations."

Did you really write that with a straight face?! lol

Maybe it's because they have the highest inflation in the world, and Caracas is the murder capital of the world and they can't find food or medicine and their government is becoming more authoritarian by the day...?

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Response to WellDarn (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:51 PM

5. +1, Vive Chavez!

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Response to harun (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:34 PM

7. And in the news...

 

Hugo Chavez is STILL dead....

No doubt poisoning the worms.

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Response to harun (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:11 AM

9. Why?

 

Since when is ruining your country something to be celebrated?

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #9)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:40 AM

11. Some people are just evil

 

Murder is fine when supporting a failed leader. Lots of fake socialists out there who care less about the actual results, and are just looking to hurt people as part of some violent revolutionary fantasy.

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Response to harun (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:37 AM

10. His legacy is killing people

 

Through starvation and murder. Maduro is the same sort of person, just with far less intelligence.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #10)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:05 PM

13. Lies with no proof

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Response to harun (Reply #13)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:46 PM

14. No proof? lol

Headed to 1,500% inflation, no food, no medicine, murder capital of the world....yes, bang up job Maduro is doing there.
Or are those his good leadership qualities?

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Response to harun (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 01:24 PM

15. Look em up. You'll find tons of it online.

 

And for all sorts of things too, including the violation of human rights and abuse of security forces led by the regime. Ah, but when it happens in a country governed by a right-wing regime, then you shout it all over with a megaphone.

Face it, Chavismo is on its deathbed, and UI's like you keep looking more and more foolish as you try to defend still to this point.

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Response to Marksman_91 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 02:34 PM

16. Depends on your point of view.

If you worship tangible things and lottery economics then yes, Chavez so mean and scary, he took someones toy away!

If you are on the side of a more equal economic system, then he had some successes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_policy_of_the_Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez_government#Cooperatives_and_economic_democratization

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Response to harun (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 05:43 PM

18. lets look what Human Rights Watch has to say

Severe shortages of medicines, medical supplies, and food have intensified since 2014, and weak government responses have undermined Venezuelans’ rights to health and food.
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Official statistics show that infant and maternal mortality rates in 2016 were substantially higher than in previous years. The infant mortality rate for the first five months of 2016 was 18.61 deaths per 1,000—45 percent higher than the 2013 figure.
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The maternal mortality rate for the first five months of 2016 was 130.70 deaths for every 100,000 births, 79 percent higher than the rate reported for 2009, the most recent year for which such data is available.
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For more than a decade, the government has expanded and abused its powers to regulate media and has worked aggressively to reduce the number of dissenting media outlets. Existing laws grant the government power to suspend or revoke concessions to private media if “convenient for the interests of the nation,” allow for arbitrary suspension of websites for the vaguely defined offense of “incitement,” and criminalize expression of “disrespect” for high government officials. While some newspapers, websites, and radio stations criticize the government, fear of reprisals has made self-censorship a serious problem.
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The Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons, a human rights group, reported that 6,663 people died in prisons between 1999 and 2015. As of July, average overcrowding of 210 percent plagued Venezuelan prisons, according to the Observatory.

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Response to harun (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 06:34 PM

19. "If you worship tangible things..." Things like food & medicine?

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 01:33 AM

22. Pff, like those are needed.

 

Don't you know that communist worshipers don't need such silly things like food or medicine or private property or human rights? Those are capitalist inventions!

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Response to Marksman_91 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 02:43 PM

17. When you call posters "UI's like you", what does it mean? Is it an insult or an effusive compliment?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 1, 2017, 07:28 PM

20. It's a compliment, Judi. Wear it with pride.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 01:34 AM

23. .

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 01:30 AM

21. I'll let you figure out what "UI's" means yourself n/t

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:51 AM

12. Such an awful situation

 

People arrested when seeking food, government sipporters and agents murdering protesters in the streets, the beatings and starvation... Chavez and Maduro took over from capitalists and managed to make things as bad as humanly possible. When it comes to economics and wealth, both were very stupid and extremely corrupt. Now it has all blown up, and Venezuela is a failed state. They've murdered their own people, and have realized a worst case scenario.

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