Huge or Hugo, matters not, Chavez is dead

Stuff broke the news that Hugo Chavez has died in a Herald-like manner:

Hugo Chávez, President since 1999.

Hugo Chávez, President since 1999. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How long before he appears in hell with Saddam Hussein on Southpark?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader’s 14-year rule of the South American country.

The death was announced by Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech.

The flamboyant 58-year-old leader had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in his pelvic region in mid-2011. His last surgery was on December 11 and he had not been seen in public since. 

“It’s a moment of deep pain,” Maduro, accompanied by senior ministers, said, his voice choking.

Chavez easily won a new 6-year term at an election in October and his death will devastate millions of supporters who adored his charismatic style, anti-US rhetoric and oil-financed policies that brought subsidised food and free health clinics to long-neglected slums.

Detractors, however, saw his one-man style, gleeful nationalizations and often harsh treatment of opponents as evidence of an egotistical dictator whose misplaced statist economics wasted a historic bonanza of oil revenues.

  • johnbronkhorst

    The world is becoming a better place….one arsehole at a time.
    Dancing on the bastards grave would afford him more attention than he due.

  • maninblack

    The strong left loved this guy.. but his policies were all funded by oil.. fucking hypocrites.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Yes HIS power and policies…were funded by oil…..Most of HIS people however, still lived as peasants and never saw a penny of that money……Such is the way of the socialist/leftist…the political elite, have all the wealth…justified by …they need it to protect the poor from the unscrupulous ….meanwhile making sure that the poor NEVER find out that it is actually them who are the unscrupulous ones that the poor need to be protected from.

  • thor42

    Socialist TURD. Good riddance.

    • james smith

      Charming.
      How about having a look-see at this for something closer to the truth about Chavez and how he improved the lives of not only Venezuelans but the South Americans in general after the Chicago school and Fascist leaders left the continent in turmoil:

      • Dani

        did your lithium run out mate? This wanker had been bullying people out their livelihoods for years now… your comment re chicago school says it all….not a bloody clue about South America!!!

        • james smith

          yeah, CORPORATES out of their Livelihood.. wouldn’t expect anyone here to actually expand their minds and search for the truth.. pfft!

          • Dani

            oooohh “corporates” like if creating jobs and making shit happen were some kind of crime, bet you haven’t talk to the people who’ve left the country cause they lost everything

  • cows4me

    I see his mates are blaming the US for giving him the big C. Shit if the US gave him cancer their germ warfare is better then Cuba’s cures

  • blazer

    Sadaam,Osama,Gaddaffi,and now Chavez gooone!…who are the U.S going to demonize next?Forgot they’ve still got Kim,even though hes mates with Rodman now.

    • johnbronkhorst

      no need to demonise demons…they do it to themselves. Sadaam…waged war on his neighbours in an attempt to control the oil in the region, Osama was directly responsible (and proud of it) for the deaths of 1000’s (including kiwi’s), Gaddaffi a gangster involved in the arming of the IRA, lochabie bombing and countless other terrorist acts. Chavez…threatening his neighbours…..

      • blazer

        you really soak up that yank propaganda john.Sadaam ,Osama and Gaddaffi were all U.S ‘friends’ when it suited them.Its all about oil john…Unocal,Exxon,BP.Sadaams ‘job’ was to confront Iran,when he invaded Kuwait,Bushs oil mates in Saudi Arabia got nervous.Gaddaffi …Blair was hugging him after a 50bil deal for BP…but he got offside when he wanted to form an African oil and banking cartel…cant have that..can we!As for Osama ,was never tried for any crime,executed.He was of course a Saudi multi millionaire.

        • johnbronkhorst

          So what!!!!! This is about the character of these arseholes not successive US govt.s going back decades. Besides go back just a few decades and the biggest threat t the world was the USSR. So keeping a few arseholes on your side but in check was a good idea., Not any more.

          • blazer

            about ‘character’!well bronko are you naieve or just brainwashed…war on terror,WMD’s,drone attacks,…wheres the character?Not any more…come on bronko ,puppets in Iraq,Afghanistan…the interests of the U.S military industrial complex are paramount.Why do you think the CIA really exists?Contrived fear works a treat in justifying abuse.

          • johnbronkhorst

            Character….HAHAHA as Mr Pearlman’s widow, or have you forgotten the first journalist to beheaded while trying to interview Alqada?

          • blazer

            who funds El Qaida…the saudis thats who.Who were allowed to fly in a no fly zone on 9/11 the Saudis of course!Bushs mates.

          • Bunswalla

            El Qaida? Is that the spanish branch? What a fucking muppet

          • blazer

            I could probably write down at least a dozen different spellings of El Queda …perhaps as I’m sure you are not a fucking muppet,you can educate everyone by telling us the correct one.

  • sandynobb

    Who will the Greens send to his funeral?

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