posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 10:46 AM
large part of Venezuela is unhappy with the poor conditions that they live in, and the way that Chavez is running the country.
Chavez is a populist...the folk that are marching are not the poor, but the middle class to elite. Frontline did a documentary on this last year.
The people have been engaged in these protest and counter protest for a long time. The elite even attempted to overthrow Chavez in 2002.
As Venezuela Slides, the Poor Stand By Their Man
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 25, 2003 -- Unemployed and penniless, Ermis Montilla, 31, lives for now with his family in a shack made of cardboard and
corrugated tin. But he has nothing but praise for President Hugo Chavez.
With building materials from the government, and advice from army engineers, Mr. Montilla is proudly constructing his own home on a hillside of
Caracas. He has even become a community leader, imbued with a sense of civic consciousness he says Mr. Chavez has awakened in him.
"The opponents of Chavez always promised and promised but never spoke to us," said Mr. Montilla, a father of three. "Now, we have rights. Before,
when we talked, no one listened."
Personally, I don't believe it's any of our business. If the elites recall Chavez, so be it. If the poor keep him, all the good for them. We
shouldn't be involving our nation in the internal politics of other nations. Let them sort out their own problems.