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    Chaves loses vote

    thank god, I think this means he is on the way out :yes::yes:




    CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) -- Venezuelans, by the slimmest of margins, rejected a constitutional referendum that would have allowed President Hugo Chavez to seek re-election indefinitely and tightened socialism's grip on the oil-rich Latin American nation.


    President Hugo Chavez thanks opponents Monday, saying the results show Venezuelan democracy is maturing.

    "Don't feel sad. Don't feel burdened," Chavez told supporters after the results were announced.

    In Washington, the White House applauded the vote.

    "We congratulate the people of Venezuela on their vote and their continued desire to live in freedom and democracy," said National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

    Thousands of Venezuelans gathered in the streets of Caracas, many of them university students who worked to defeat the measure, and burst into singing their country's national anthem upon hearing the news. Watch what led to the referendum's defeat

    [B]One of the more controversial proposed amendments would have abolished term limits,[/B] allowing the firebrand Chavez to hold office indefinitely as long as he is re-elected.

    The 53-year-old Venezuelan president was voted into power in 1998 and has twice been re-elected by large margins. The present law prohibits Chavez from seeking re-election when his term ends in 2012.

    [B]Another amendment on the ballot would have pushed the country more toward socialism.[/B] The leftist Chavez has said he should have full authority over the autonomous Central Bank as well as the nation's economic policy. These measures, Chavez has said, are necessary to move the economy toward socialism.

    Since winning a second six-year term in December, Chavez has promised to push forward with his particular brand of socialism and his "Bolivarian Revolution."

    In Venezuela, the poor receive free health care and education, much like in Cuba, which is under the rule of Chavez's friend and mentor, President Fidel Castro.

    In the last year, Chavez has nationalized oil, telephone and power companies and refused to renew the broadcast license for RCTV, an independent television station that had been broadcasting for 53 years.

    The Venezuelan government later threatened to investigate broadcasters it said were inciting the public to violence over the decision. RCTV returned as a cable and satellite broadcaster in July.

    On Friday, Chavez threatened to take independent Venezuelan network Globovision off the air if it broadcast partial results of the Sunday referendum. :steamin:

    Chavez, a former paratrooper, also routinely lambastes the United States, which has had thin diplomatic but close economic ties with Venezuela. The United States is Venezuela's top oil customer, buying about 1 million barrels a day, and is one of the few countries that can refine its low-quality crude.

    Despite Sunday's defeat, Chavez -- in what he called a talk "from my heart" -- thanked those who opposed his proposals and said the election results proved Venezuelan democracy was maturing, a sentiment echoed by Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council. View scenes from the historic election

    Earlier in Caracas, Chavez -- clad in his trademark red shirt and cradling his grandson -- made the sign of the cross when he voted, then took his paper ballot and placed it in a box. "For me, it's a very happy day," he said.


    He dipped his right pinkie in ink, collected his paper receipt from the voting machine and then gave an uncharacteristically short talk with the news media.

    "Let's wait for the results tonight," he told reporters. "We'll accept them, whatever they may be." E-mail to a friend

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    But he's a great leader-:rolleyes:
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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2243072]But he's a great leader-:rolleyes:
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    good drop HD....the whisper's getting louder.....

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    The US State Department has increased funding for LA and it has payed off for them.

    Also there are Marines stationed in Peru for the next part of this effort

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2243415]The US State Department has increased funding for LA and it has payed off for them.

    Also there are Marines stationed in Peru for the next part of this effort[/QUOTE]

    JD - I thought the people loved Chavez?

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2243072]But he's a great leader-:rolleyes:
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    he's a moron.he 's destroying the contry's economy by selling off all the businesses that actually were showing a profit,i know, my company bought their stake in a refinery.he also sold a part interest in Citgo.has stoped all modernization in the counties oil wells and refineries.the oil down thier is very cosly to refine.and is using all the money to buy off the poor with government housing.he is an idealogue,which means the country is shot.

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    [QUOTE=2foolish197;2243462]he's a moron.he 's destroying the contry's economy by selling off all the businesses that actually were showing a profit,i know, my company bought their stake in a refinery.he also sold a part interest in Citgo.has stoped all modernization in the counties oil wells and refineries.the oil down thier is very cosly to refine.and is using all the money to buy off the poor with government housing.he is an idealogue,which means the country is shot.[/QUOTE]

    The USA turned the tables against him for now. He is still able to get the high oil dollars per barrel. This is just another salvo. There is more to come.

    Typical of the rw to think that this is over. Chavez plans on being the next Castro. The USA is determined to stop him and has the upper hand for now. It is now the move of Chavez.

    The 2nd Fleet is probably on alert also. They cover CALA

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2243692]The USA turned the tables against him for now. He is still able to get the high oil dollars per barrel. This is just another salvo. There is more to come.

    Typical of the rw to think that this is over. Chavez plans on being the next Castro. The USA is determined to stop him and has the upper hand for now. It is now the move of Chavez.

    The 2nd Fleet is probably on alert also. They cover CALA[/QUOTE]

    Keep Hope Alive!!!!

    one lunatic leftist holding out hope for another lunatic leftist....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2243701]Keep Hope Alive!!!!

    one lunatic leftist holding out hope for another lunatic leftist....[/QUOTE]

    Once again you think that this is over just like the troop surge in Iraq. As long as Chavez is alive he will fight somehow. It is not a matter of me being a 'lunatic leftist' and all to being a 'realist'.

    Come on to the real world as see how things really play out. I am sure that the USA has more in store in CALA

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2243692]The USA turned the tables against him for now. He is still able to get the high oil dollars per barrel. This is just another salvo. There is more to come.

    Typical of the rw to think that this is over. Chavez plans on being the next Castro. The USA is determined to stop him and has the upper hand for now. It is now the move of Chavez.

    The 2nd Fleet is probably on alert also. They cover CALA[/QUOTE]there is no chane,no chance we will take military action against that buffon.he'll hang himself.most governments know he is a clown and the people down there are realizing it too.

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    [QUOTE=2foolish197;2243714]there is no chane,no chance we will take military action against that buffon.he'll hang himself.most governments know he is a clown and the people down there are realizing it too.[/QUOTE]

    Chavez has influenced a few CALA govt's as he is closely connected to Castro. Ivo Morales is just one of them.

    This is not going to be easy. With the US State department funding increase I am sure that there is something else in store here, Stay tuned.

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2243692]The USA turned the tables against him for now. He is still able to get the high oil dollars per barrel. This is just another salvo. There is more to come.

    Typical of the rw to think that this is over. Chavez plans on being the next Castro. The USA is determined to stop him and has the upper hand for now. It is now the move of Chavez.

    The 2nd Fleet is probably on alert also. They cover CALA[/QUOTE]

    I think he blew it big time, the people are onto him now, and the fact that they voted this down means they don't want him around forever. He'll be gone by 2012, probably sooner.

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    [QUOTE=samwise;2243769]I think he blew it big time, the people are onto him now, and the fact that they voted this down means they don't want him around forever. He'll be gone by 2012, probably sooner.[/QUOTE]

    Don't underestimate Chavez. He has comeback before

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    JD, why do you think Chavez is a good leader?

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    Who gives a f*ck?

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    Lets face it the people of Venezuela have sent a clear message not so fast Hugo or you might go the way of the Yugo!

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2243867]Don't underestimate Chavez. He has comeback before[/QUOTE]

    Did you weep when they found Saddam in a spider hole?

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