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    You got piles of money, but no where to go.

    All the good Countries are full of people that ran from you and would love to make you into a nacatamal. The last Somoza got a rocket ride in his new found home, do some reading, things seldom work out well for former Dictators.

    A real Dilemma, easier to remain in power and fight your known enemies than take the $$ and run.

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    But he's a benevolent dictator and seems to be mellowing with age. He doesn't kill people like Somoza, doesn't steal nearly as much (as a percentage, not real dollars), and he's a likeable guy. Nicaragua's version of a clean-shaven and chubby Fidel.

    I hate to be the one to say this, but he seems to becoming "Our Man In Nicaragua". What does that bode for Nicaragua? Stability that fosters growth that improves the lot of all Nicaraguans (admittedly a few much better than the majority). Democracy? Well, you can't have it all as the middle east is showing us. The Cubans vote every year. .. . Nicaragua has far more freedom of speech and press than Cuba. If they don't lose that everything will probably turn out OK.

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    "Benevolent" ? Tell me me in 5 years about that when Venezuela starts asking for repayment of LOANS, people here think Tio Hugo is gifting them stuff, hard to read the small print because most can't read, schools kinda suck.
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    Yeah, the loan part has to be repaid some day but doesn't Ortega get a 40% discount from world price, of which he has sole control and doesn't have to pay back ? He sure doesn't pass the discount on to his fellow Nicaraguans.

    Maybe that's why he seems friendlier with the US lately. Hugo dies, and if the discounted oil stops, DO says "What loan ?"

    "Benevolent" means he doesn't kill people for the fun of it. A few cracked skulls, maybe . . .

    My biggest problem with all of this is the inevitable corruption of all the institutions. If the boss steals, everyone else thinks it's OK.

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    To kill a snake you must take the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    The last Somoza got a rocket ride in his new found home, do some reading, things seldom work out well for former Dictators.
    It took 40 years of those s.o.b.s and an earthquake. Junior saw his ol' man assassinated at a fancy shindig in Leon, so he turned especially rotten. But it took killing the people's beloved Joaquin Chamorro, their arch enemy, that turned the country against them & their National Guards.

    DOS has yet to reach s.o.b. status in most Nica's books. All signs are that he's mellowing and la chamuca is taking over. Is Nicaragua ready for a dynasty of Os? Any show run too long goes sour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    My biggest problem with all of this is the inevitable corruption of all the institutions. If the boss steals, everyone else thinks it's OK.
    A year ago in Leon I was told that the Sandinista youth were working on replacing the old guard (read, corrupt) in many government offices & institutions. Part of it is putting in place those who are computer savy. But the hope expressed was for fairer dealings to come. It's a slow process.

    (Compare it to how long it took for the Health Care industries to put 6 lobbyests in Washington for each & every congressman. Not to mention those who represent the banksters. Nor the weapons industries. Name me a politician who's NOT corrupt and I'll say a prayer for him.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    A year ago in Leon I was told that the Sandinista youth were working on replacing the old guard (read, corrupt) in many government offices & institutions. Part of it is putting in place those who are computer savy. But the hope expressed was for fairer dealings to come. It's a slow process.

    (Compare it to how long it took for the Health Care industries to put 6 lobbyests in Washington for each & every congressman. Not to mention those who represent the banksters. Nor the weapons industries. Name me a politician who's NOT corrupt and I'll say a prayer for him.)
    I want to say Yea for you and I agree with you, but while that is true not much comes from that. I have known several US Congressmen and none of them considered themselves corrupt. They made excuses for the money. While it is a long haul, we must vote for those who we hope will be honest and avoid the blind dumbing politics in play today.
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    It's not looking good for Chavez. I hope DOS has a plan B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    It's not looking good for Chavez. I hope DOS has a plan B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    It's not looking good for Chavez. I hope DOS has a plan B.
    Hugo just Tweeted (reported by Univision) that his stuffing plan... Um er.. Re-election bid was a success... So much for official channels...

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    This road show will continue. The big picture now though is will Hugo be Be to be able BS his way through the next 6 years. I think it will end badly for everyone in Venezuela. But then again I didn't think he would make it this far, so what do I know? Obviously not much. Venezuela is a different country. I can guarantee Danny is a happy man tonight, but i can also guarantee they are under no illusions. Chavez is not only in poor health, but he made a lot of promises that he will have to keep. I think he will have to show some results this time. After all its only been 14 years. Depends on the price of oil as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Hugo just Tweeted (reported by Univision) ... So much for official channels...
    A totally awesome image post, Mr. bill_bly_ of Canada!

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    i heard a scholar on the dennis prager show say that she believes that hugo upped the voter roles from 11 mil to 19 mil and has fingerprinting machines that intimidate voters into believing that he knows how people are voting. she says hugo is outsmarting jimmy carter.
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    Do you need to show ID to vote in Venezuela?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Do you need to show ID to vote in Venezuela?
    Only to vote against Chavez

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingo View Post
    Only to vote against Chavez
    Obama voted twice for him by absentee ballot. Socialists have to stick together.

    One has to assume that Hugo will return the favor . . .Maybe one of the 198 non-citizens recently purged from the Florida voter rolls?

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    An Oldie but a goodie.
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    No shit, I never saw this one. How time flies and how interesting things have turned out with more to come.

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    Sad to see the Dr Demento post,,
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    I am still perplexed by MaBurro's release of the 22...

    Did he see that DOS released Political prisoners, and the sky did not fall, and gave him some cards to play??
    Did he get some cash or other incentive to do so??
    Did he find pity and let them go out of remorse??

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    Ho, hum, Danny is not going to flee in the middle of the night. If he wanted to split he could retire in luxury in Cuba or
    Bolivia or any other of a number of countries. He could even hang out in Ven, for a while, the govmint would give him the.security. But Danny and his lovely wife are not going anywhere because Danny Ain't No Quitter.

    Releasing some prisoners was a bold move to keep the opposition guessing. And, of course, he can always arrest them again! Onward to more victories!

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