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I must suck out the poison.....

 

From The Economist, some of Hugo's poison:

 

 

Many of these announcements came at a ceremony on January 8th to swear in the new cabinet. Behind Mr Chávez as he spoke was a 10-metre-high close-up of his own face and hands, reminiscent of a bishop blessing his flock. Along with the mounting personality cult is a change of language. The president sneered at those, including Catholic church leaders, who have wondered aloud what his much-trumpeted plan for “21st century socialism” really consists of.

 

The bishops, he said, should read Marx, Lenin and the Bible. “Christ was an authentic communist, anti-imperialist and enemy of the oligarchy,” he said. He added that he himself had been a “communist” since at least 2002 (at the time he claimed to want to “improve capitalism”.) It is the first time that he has publicly assumed that description. He signed off with a slogan (“fatherland or death, we shall prevail”) coined by his friend, Cuba's Communist president, Fidel Castro.

 

 

 

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Kissin' commies

Marxism: A love story

I can't decide which of the two I like more.

 

Mi dios, este individuo está realmente en él. Acabo de buscar la foto de Op.

 

 

OMG, this guy is really into it. I was just looking for the photo op.

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