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Topic subjectYou're a Venezuelan who's lived in the US for... how much of his life?
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13309125, You're a Venezuelan who's lived in the US for... how much of his life?
Posted by Hitokiri, Thu Jan-24-19 03:45 PM
I'm not saying Chavez was perfect, but the people I know in Venezuela, poor people (ie not like you and yours) had their lives greatly improved under Chavez. Even the vox article in the OP which although it falsely positions democracy and socialism as opposing forces, says as much.

"Chávez is a legendary figure in Venezuela who transformed the country’s political and economic landscape by nationalizing industries and funneling enormous amounts of government money into social programs. Under his rule, Venezuela’s unemployment rate halved, income per capita more than doubled, the poverty rate fell by more than half, education improved, and infant mortality rates declined."