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13 May 2006 @ 04:52 pm
Hugo Chavez  
So, I've seen the "buy-cott" recommending buying gas from Citgo. I'm even trying to follow it for now, as I'd rather support Venezuela than the Middle East for now.

The strange thing for me is that people seem to be supporting Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, as a great humanitarian.

Most of what I know of President Chavez is from my friends in Venezuela: A few years ago, Venezuela went on strike against him for a few months, shutting down schools and a lot of industry, but he wouldn't leave, so they called it off. He has frozen Venezuelan credit cards so they won't work outside Venezuela, and his citizens have to get a special card, with a yearly limit, to buy anything from outside Venezuela. He has been accused of spending a lot of money on large projects, such as a dam, in other countries, while largely neglecting needs of his own country.

Are my friends totally off-base here? Is there something I'm missing? Thanks.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
just another stranger: darcy-reflectiveladyakumu on May 15th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
So... I can't drive on Thursday? Pick me up at nine.
ashi: arrrr!ashi on May 15th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
You can't? Why not?
just another stranger: lizzie-swingladyakumu on May 15th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh nevermind. We're going to Clover Bakery btw.
ashi: bunny!ashi on May 15th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Mmm, bakery.
just another stranger: letter-2ladyakumu on May 16th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Urgh. Due to stupid circumstances, it'll have to be 9:45 at the earliest.