Venezuela’s Chavez dead—VP

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Accompanied by his daughter Rosa Virginia, left, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gestures to supporters as he leaves the polling station after voting in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

CARACAS—Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez died Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced, shortly after Caracas revealed that the cancer-stricken leftist icon was suffering from a severe infection.

“We have received the hardest and most tragic news that… comandante President Hugo Chavez died today at 4:25 p.m.,” Maduro said on state television.

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  • Kenneth Chua

    How do you know you’re loved? Try this: let your enemy stage a coup and watch the people’s reaction. In the Philippines, when Joseph Estrada, supposedly beloved by the masses, was ousted by a People Power or coup (take your pick), the masses did nothing–while in Venezuela, when President Chavez was ousted by a coup organized by the elites, the people rushed to his rescue. You are loved, Mr. Chavez. RIP

    • Marx Louis Wang

      supposedly beloved? how?

    • TheGUM

      Excellent point! 

      Chavez made sure that the oil wealth of Venezuela benefitted the poor and marginalized.  Something that the Philippines sorely needs to do—nationalised all the oil, gas, mining, geothermal riches.  Only that will improve the lives of Filipinos.

      Viva Chavez!  RIP companero.

      • asdafaa qwesda

        And as a result there is no new investment in the oil industry. It is running below capacity with worn out machinery not being replaced. Food production is down and inflation is up.

        All because profits have been taken away from the evil capitalists and given to the people. And all the people had to do was sell the future of their children! YAY!

        If populism wasn’t popular it wouldn’t be populism.

    • asdafaa qwesda

      If populism wasn’t popular it wouldn’t be populism. Also look up the logical fallacy “argumentum ad populum”.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LLZUWWYWTSB4APE7SV2R64AU3A Rody

    At last he is gone for good. I hope this is a new beginning for Venezuela

    • David Alvin Pierre Lang

      Great today in Caracas and the Venezuelan community in Florida.

  • David Alvin Pierre Lang

    The Venezuelan pariah is now gone. Evo, Correa, and Nicaragua NEXT on line…

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       yung si kim ng nk pa

  • titolim

    time has come, goodbye  hugo hope venezuelan will bury the president with his idiology.   

  • geminimind

    Gasoline in the United States gets cheaper and elsewhere.

  • riza888

    He did some very good things – especially healthcare, and education for his people.
    But he also did very bad things. He manipulated the election process. Interfered and basically silenced any opposition.  Forced the courts to rule as he wanted via fear and intimidation.

    Like him or not, cancer sucks. Condolences to his family.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

    A very brave, courageous and patriotic leader. Que descanse en paz. 

    • jgl414567

       Chavez is a coward he is not brave!

  • spider69

    iba talaga kapag nasa ITAAS na ang humatol. may nagawa ka nga para sa bayan mo, pero mas marami ang masama na ginawa mo. tulad ng pandaraya sa election. kayamanan galling sa masama tulad ng bawal na droga. natulad ka kay FM ng Pinas. kung ilang milyon ang population kung bakit siya pa ang nagkaron ng pambihirang sakit na unti-unti niyang ikinamatay.

    • $20174498

      Mabuhay ka Hugo C. Sana sumunod sa yapak mo sa hukay itong si spider69 para mawalan ng salot na blogger. RIP spider69..

  • doublecross

    a brave commandante, RIP….with all my heart.

  • acrem

    Kiram will follow suit.

  • wascawy wabit

    i only prayed for him to get sick. serious…nothing more. 

  • UrHONOR

    NA-UNA pa siya sa mas matanda nyang kumpadreng FIDEL.  Hierva mala nunca muere.  A very colorful life Hugo led and loved by many of his paisanos.  He was not driven out of his own country not unlike his earlier counterpart in PH. Requiescat in Pace.

  • Jun Go

    kala ko pa naman si Chavit….  yun pala si Chavez…

    una-una lang talaga… ibig sabihin mas masamang damo yung nasa pinas na si Cha*** Sin****.
    :-)

  • valsore

    Another dictator went down. What was your first reaction — “kawawa naman”, or “buti nga!” ?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4GAMKLWTOEY5N3JH2X3SZ26XA Dexter S

      “kawawa naman” kasi he wanted to die in a blaze of glory against the USA.

  • speedstream2

    No one lives forever. RIP.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    the US didn’t need a drone for this one. 

  • joeybg

    Patay ang diktador, nagpagamot kasi sa mumurahing hospital sa Cuba.
    Ayaw kasing tanggapin sa ibang bansa.

  • Horst Manure

    Like all good dictators he did the right thing and died, trouble is now another will be along soon. 

  • tarikan

    Chavez is dead. A good commie is a dead commie. Good riddance! Mr. Devil, he is in your hands now. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNIHT5LCE64MX4FNLRC5I27IGM reden castillo

    que paso queso hugo chaves… RIP

  • Crysis_III

    May he Rot in Peace.. (RIP)

  • asdafaa qwesda

    Better late than never.

  • $38346712

    May his death remind us that each of us has one to come. Lord, have mercy on us.

  • jgl414567

    Good riddance to a despicable tyrant may he rot in hell!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Ala Marcos din pinahirapan muna…

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