Thursday, August 26, 2004

Good article on Hugo Chavez y Venezuela

Check it out onCommon Dreams. It's by Dr. Rosa Maria Pegueros, a Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

I'm a bit obsessed with news about Chavez because I've heard from a few of my progressive/radical friends (none of whom have been to Venezuela) that they are skeptical about him, or that he is corrupt, or that they wonder if he is truly democratic, but I have yet to find a compelling, well-researched argument or news article that gives me any reason to question Chavez' claims.

So unless any of y'all out there give me something I should read that could convince me otherwise, I'm going to continue to give big-ups to the big man down in Caracas and support his Bolivarian Revolution in spirit, words and action.

In Peace & Justice,

1 comment:

chavajero said...

Here's a comment from one of your somewhat skeptical friends. But don't count me as one who believes Chavez is corrupt. Overall, I am much more positive than negative on him, but that doesn't stop me from having some concerns.
Hugo Chavez in Venezuela: My excitement and concerns