Andrew Coates sums up well my feelings on the Venezuelan elections. There is much to criticise about Chavez’s rule but the idea that the alternative is anything other than much, much worse is laughable, frankly. Chavez’s social programs have meant concrete improvements in the lives of many Venezuelans. Of course he isn’t perfect, but neither is he the Stalinist dictator that the media and even some on the left are keen to present. I for one hope he wins.
07 Oct 2012 Leave a comment