Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hugo Chavez’s filthy politics

Updated February 20, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.
This article written by Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Post, should be mandatory reading for Venezuelans. 
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez faces an uprising at the ballot box
Updated February 20, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.
There are rumors about where is Hugo Chavez.  Some say that he is on Carnaval vacation away from Venezuela others say that he is having surgery in Cuba.
 Joel Hirst wrote article  

Hugo Chavez's Life and Death Battle
The following is new cartoon showing Hugo Chavez calling Majunche the opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski:
Dear Journalists,
In case you missed the main news from Venezuela this week:
Hugo Chavez is aiding Syrian President Bashar Assad sending diesel to Syria.
Hugo Chavez has crossed the line from filthy politics to beyond filthy ethics with a total lack of respect for Venezuelan citizens, and humanity.  Hugo Chavez verbally attacked the opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski calling him a series of insults, including using anti-semitic remarks, and has threatened Venezuelan citizens with war if the opposition wins.
However, Hugo Chavez’s insults against opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski backfired since his supporters flooded the Internet with pictures of  M.A.J.U.N.C.H.E. slang for jerk as Chavez called him repeatedly during a speech to the nation.  Supporters created their own version of   M.A.J.U.N.C.H.E: Movimiento Activo de Jovenes Unidos Nacionalmente Contra Hugo en Elecciones. Yo soy Majunche!  (Active movement of nationally united youth against Hugo in the elections.  I am Majunche!)
This editorial cartoon highlights Hugo Chavez’s speech against Capriles Randonski.
A joke circulating the Internet says that Sean Penn, actor friend of Hugo Chavez, asked an interpreter the meaning of Majunche, and the response:  The next president of Venezuela!
Henrique Capriles Radonski brilliantly referred to the insults as desperation:
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez commented on his website about Hugo Chavez threats to the nation saying that if the opposition wins on October 7 will guarantee war, violence and national fire:
Please keep in mind that Hugo Chavez follows the examples of Muammar Khaddafi and Bashar Assad.
Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat’s opinion article congratulates Venezuela for the impeccable civility during the primary election process which represents the dominating spirit of Venezuelans at this time:
Venezuelans need help from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.


Maru Angarita
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