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  • Yes he was!

    I have no idea why you wouldn't like him! He passed on before he could help any more. How do you think you would do if you were president? Every time he fixed a problem another arose! You can't change what people think! At least the many people who loved him respected who he was and how he was treated

  • Yes he was!

    I have no idea why you wouldn't like him! He passed on before he could help any more. How do you think you would do if you were president? Every time he fixed a problem another arose! You can't change what people think! At least the many people who loved him respected who he was and how he was treated

  • Yes he was!

    I have no idea why you wouldn't like him! He passed on before he could help any more. How do you think you would do if you were president? Every time he fixed a problem another arose! You can't change what people think! At least the many people who loved him respected who he was and how he was treated

  • Poverty rates, infant mortality rates, and unemployment dropped significantly during Chavez's time in office.

    They may have faced other challenges during his presidency, but there is a good reason why the poorest people of Venezuela loved their President. He helped the most vulnerable of his country in ways that a predatory capitalist system never could. Much of the criticism of Chavez's rule originates in the United States and Europe, countries with a strong interest in controlling Venezuela's fossil fuel wealth. Chavez was a thorn in their sides, and so they had every interest in portraying his rule as a horrible disaster.

    Source: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/Economic_policy_of_the_Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez_government#Economic_indicators

  • Chavez was a good president because he worked hard for his people.

    Hugo Chavez was an amazing president for Venezuela and will not soon be forgotten by the people there. He showed that socialism is a viable way of life for a country and for a government. He fought tirelessly for the people of his country, and worked hard to make life better for the citizens who were not rich and powerful.

  • Chavez was a good president

    Hugo Chavez was an amazing president for Venezuela and will not soon be forgotten by the people there. He showed that socialism is a viable way of life for a country and for a government. He fought tirelessly for the people of his country and worked hard to make life better for the citizens who were not rich and powerful

  • Chavez was a great president.

    Hugo Chavez was an amazing president for Venezuela and will not soon be forgotten by the people there. He showed that socialism is a viable way of life for a country and for a government. He fought tirelessly for the people of his country and worked hard to make life better for the citizens who were not rich and powerful.

  • He was not a good president but just an amazing and mesmerizing orator who became a dictator

    In 15 years of government he was silently and gradually imposing communism, at the beginning he might have had good intentions but he became a megalomaniac and very corrupted, just look how he used to dress his fancy and expensive clothes and more! I voted for him and i feel cheated and now i really regret it! Because people abroad who have not lived in Venezuela, don´t have any idea of all the damage he has caused! It will take me a lot of time explaining this but i can summarize it as it follows: he nationalized every economic sector of the country so the quality of services highly diminished, he expropriated private property, he started to control the media by censuring and controlling what kind and how news have to be broadcasted, social resentment increased in the country and his government delivered the children that nowadays are souless gangsters! Year by year the crime rate increased horribly, Venezuela is one of the most dangerous countries in the world! People got killed because they were and are still protesting against "socialist" policies. For me he was just a monster who planted more seeds of misery, poverty and hatred on Venezuelan ground.

  • More expropriation, More Crime, More Inflation

    The presidency of Hugo Chavez has been one that has been completely riddled with high inflation, expropriation of companies, and sky rocketing crime rates. I used to live there and couldn't even get out at night because of how dangerous it was. The crime is so unusual for a middle income country, and one that has so much revenue potential. But guess what? He has used the crime as a tactic to flush out all middle class and potential dissidence to maintain political control, which is why you haven't seen a strong opposition lately, even though people are fed up of the situation. How can a country with such potential not thrive. It is not inequality but simply him scaring off foreign investment. Our greatest president was Marcos Perez Jimenez who literally did the opposite of Chavez, and the country was one of the richest in the Western Hemisphere, if not nearly developed.

  • Hugo is the worst president in Venezuela!!!!

    Chavez was the leader that would be a leader for more than 1 country. Hugo should of been stopped by police or something. Venezuela is not for Hugo Chavez, he should only rule 1 country of his own. If I was Hugo IN MY OPINNION i would think before I rule a country.

  • Not At All

    Chavez was widely praised by people in and outside of his country for standing up against the United States and other countries. That is where the praise should stop. The country was in terrible shape during most of his tenure and a lot of the things he said he would do never happened. Venezuela also has one of the highest murder rates.

  • He wasn't much of a socialist.

    IN MY OPINION: Hugo Chavez was not a good leader. He had government run healthcare. Unemployment skyrocketed under Chavez. Under Chavez, murder rates nearly doubled, while arrests went down by 61%. Before he took power, about 70% of the economy was based on oil. Today, it is around 96%. That means that either he was selling a lot of oil, or that the rest of the economy and industries were destroyed. Under Chavez, the Venezuelan currency dropped 66% in value, and inflation is at 23%. If a media network was against him, he would just seize control or shut them down. He rigged elections so he would always win and stay in power. By those last two points, I would consider him more of a dictator than a socialist.


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