But a weakened successor gives some hope for the future of Venezuela.
Despite being an oil power, Venezuela ran deep into debt as the price of oil fell. Meanwhile Chavez took over the oil on “behalf of the people” and gave away sizable amounts of it to Cuba and to the Kennedy clan.
Chavez’s last election was his weakest yet as the economic implosion of Venezuela became even clearer. Without Chavez, the left has to count on his union thug replacement, Nicholas Maduro, to beat Henrique Capriles, the man who almost beat Chavez.
A month later, Meeks, a member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, traveled to Venezuela as part of a mission to thank Chavez and other leaders for a program that provided heating oil to Americans. A year later, Tirado was indicted in Venezuela on charges of swindling and tax-evasion.
Venezuela’s acting president says Hugo Chavez’s embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that “his people will always have him.”
The Jewish community did not merely suffer from economic harassment. Government operatives would frequently follow children from rich Jewish families in order to kidnap them and demand ransom.
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