25 September, 2020

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Hugo Chávez Obituary

Populist leader of Venezuela – a charismatic hero to the poor who denounced capitalism and persecuted his opponents

When Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez, who has died aged 58 after suffering from cancer, first appeared on Venezuelan television screens, on the morning of 4 February 1992, it was as an obscure army officer who had just tried – and failed – to overthrow the country’s elected president, Carlos Andrés Pérez. Allowed to speak live to the nation, Chávez turned the public announcement of his surrender into a curious kind of victory, the fruits of which would only become fully apparent seven years later, when he entered the presidential palace as the country’s elected leader.

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    Damn good for these buggers who ride on the innocent poor masses promising to distribute the wealth of others and the poor continue to suffer at the hands of these benefactors thereafter, like in China, Russia, Cuba and our country Sri Lanka. I only hope retribution comes to our card board sando and his despotic killer brother Gota the same fate as to this scumbag of a Human.

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