reply to post by flice
There is a reason Chavez close the US consulate(among many other western nations) in Venezuela during election time and throughout most of his
campaign. He didn’t want Venezuelans in America(and in West) voting. Why you ask? The answer is Obviously b/c they'd vote for his opposition? why
would they? If it was a fair democratic process why would he do this?
I know a lot of Venezuelans and not 1 of them likes Chavez.
They don’t like the fact he regularly smothers their TV programming with rambling tirades on all channels.
They don’t like the dramatic increase in violent crime since he’s been in power. I’ve been told if you wear a pair of Nike’s and someone wants
them they’ll put a gun to your head and demand you take them off. If you don’t take them off fast enough they’ll shoot you in broad daylight in
the middle of a metropolitan area no one will do a thing. This is why most people wear debranded or no-name-brand clothes. You definitely don’t wear
jewelry. Even in the main international airport in Caracas people have been robbed by Airport security guards. Even the police will setup checkpoints
to rob people. The Chilean ambassador’s daughter was driving from Caracas to Maracaibo, under heavy guard, and they tried to run a police checkpoint
b/c they thought they were going to be robbed…the police shot up the car and she was killed. Also, the Mexican ambassador was carjacked at gunpoint
in the middle of the political district in Caracas.
They don’t like the dramatic increase in poverty or the ridiculous inflation.
They don’t like the corruption that’s become rife since he’s been in office.
They don’t like he’s nationalized foreign business assets thereby destroying incentive for foreign businesses to invest in Venezuela.
They don’t like he’s changed the constitution to give himself unlimited consecutive terms.
They don’t like his unchecked power.
I could keep going. Want me to?