RE: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

Date: Mon Mar 02 2009 - 11:47:26 EST

> 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


Paul C:


Yes, but that's not the original issue in this thread: is Venezuela the

most democratic country in Latin America? It is SURELY more

democratic that the USA and every other nation in the hemisphere

where wealth and class, to a great extent, determine who is

elected. I suppose that one could make the case that there are

other nations which are equally democratic, such as Bolivia since the

election of Evo Morales.


In solidarity, Jerry

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