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Maduro compares Chavez to Christ

Source: Politics Balla | Aug 6 2013, 12:48am CDT | by IANS

Maduro compares Chavez to Christ
Caracas, Aug 6 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday compared Hugo Chavez to Christ and said that the late president, just like Jesus, "came to protect those who had nothing", in a tribute to the fallen leader on the fifth anniversary of his death.
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Why Sanctions Are Right in the Case of Venezuela

Aug 11 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

I beg to differ with liberals who say the recent U.S. sanctions against individual members of the Venezuelan government are counterproductive. By the same token, I disagree with conservatives who dismiss them for being too light and applaud the White House and Congress' efforts to punish Venezuelan drug traffickers and human rights violators for a very simple reason: in the rigged system of justice that Hugo Chavez set up in the country, it is impossible for any member of its repressive ...
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Cuba's Health Care System: a Model for the World

Aug 8 2014 8:46am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This post first appeared in Opera Mundi According to the UN's World Health Organization, Cuba's health care system is an example for all countries of the world. The Cuban health system is recognized worldwide for its excellence and its efficiency. Despite extremely limited resources and the dramatic impact caused by the economic sanctions imposed by the United States for more than half a century, Cub ...
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Landrieu Blocks Bill to Sanction Human Rights Abusers in Venezuela

Aug 8 2014 3:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

With the Senate poised to pass a bi-partisan bill imposing sanctions on Venezuelan officials involved in a violent crackdown against peaceful pro-democracy protesters, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Mary Landrieu teamed up with Citgo to block the pro-democracy legislation. As Politico points out, "Citgo has at times been the subject of controversy and boycott threats in the U.S. because of its relationship with Venezuela, especially during the years of fric ...
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Venezuela ruling party faces dissent at convention

Jul 26 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist party is holding its first national convention since the death last year of P ...
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Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

Jul 24 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's.. ...
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Green Groups Vow to End Capitalism

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Big Government

A UN-backed conference on climate change ended with a call to end capitalism. The conference, organised by the Venezuelan government, saw 130 green activist groups meet to discuss their demands. Green website Respond to Climate Change says that at the end of the conference, the groups issued what is being called the 'Margarita Declaration', which says: "The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system ...
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Why not dispense with the Presidency?

Jul 10 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Big Government

House Speaker John Boehner wants to push back against Barack Obama's abuses of power with a lawsuit, which couldn't possibly accomplish anything until Obama was out of office.  Sarah Palin is talking about impeaching him, which is the Constitutionally-provided tool for checking an imperial president, but there's absolutely zero chance of Senate Democrats agreeing to remove a Democrat president from office, especially ...
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In Venezuela, Party Divisions Are Maduro’s Greatest Challenge Yet

Jul 2 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: World Politics Review

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has struggled from the moment his mentor, Hugo Chavez, named him as his successor. Maduro faced countless crises: an economy circling the drain, crime rates skyrocketing and huge opposition protests. In recent weeks, the most dangerous of all Maduro’s problems has emerged: a fracturing of support amo ...
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