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Requiem aeternum Hugo Chávez Frias
Requiem Chavismo
Chavismo
Chavismo

Oh what a circus! Oh what a mess!
Venezuela has gone to town
Over the death of their President Hugo Chavez
They’ve all gone crazy
Mourning all day and mourning all night
Falling over themselves to get all of the misery right

Apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Strong Man politics may look funny from a stable country with a middle class that doesn’t know it is on the way out. In Venezuela the politics of Rich vs Poor are deadly serious. The New Yorker has an interesting Postscript to the life of Hugo Chávez.

A one-time army paratrooper who served two years in prison after leading a botched military coup against Venezuela’s government in 1992, Chávez emerged from behind bars, after an amnesty, with a renewed determination to achieve power, and sought the support of Cuba’s veteran Communist leader Fidel Castro…

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