Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America[MESSAGE NOT SCANNED]

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Mon Mar 02 2009 - 11:38:33 EST

> What is the salary and personal wealth of Hugo Chavez compared to the
> other presidents of Latin America? (For purposes of comparison,
> Barrack Obama's
> personal income for 2007, according to his tax return, was $4.2
> million). Surely,
> this is a more relevant criteria for accessing how democratic a nation
> is than whether there are or are not term limits. What are his personal
> connections to large transnational corporations? Were they, for instance,
> large donors in his re-election campaign? To what extent do the wealthiest
> individuals and corporations control public policy in Venezuela compared
> to other countries in the hemisphere?
> In solidarity, Jerry
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Gerry, there is no question that Chavez is more progressive than Obama,
but that is a distinct question from whether any presidential system is
desirable in the long run
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Received on Mon Mar 2 11:44:23 2009

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