Re: [OPE] Question about Hugo Chavez

Date: Mon Feb 11 2008 - 18:59:55 EST

> Maybe I am being terribly naive,. but can anybody explain to me
> why Hugo Chavez is so strident in his public utterances?

Hi Jurriaan:

I think he wants to demonstrate to the Venezuelan people and the poor of the world *by both words and actions* his opposition to US imperialism and his refusal to be intimidated by multinational corporations (in this case, read Exxon) and Neo-liberal governments and institutions. Sub-Commandante Marcos, I suppose, could also be said to be "strident". The same was said about Guevara, Castro and many other revolutionaries and anti-imperialists.

In solidarity, Jerry
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