By Stephen Lendman
free education to the highest levelsquality healthcare,subsidized food and housing,land reform,respect for indigenous rights,job training,micro credit,affordable electricityand cooking gas,gasoline at 7 cents a gallon,and other social, economic, and political benefits.
America is polar opposite.Class war rages.Wealth is redistributed up.Business and super-rich elites benefit at the expense of most others.Social benefits are on the chopping block for elimination.
Venezuelans are governed by officials who care.Chavez leads them.
"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is fulfilling its duty to inform the Venezuelan and sister peoples of the clinical evolution of President Hugo Chavez.""In the wake of the delicate surgery of this past December 11, Comandante Chavez is facing complications resulting from a severe pulmonary infection.""This infection has led to respiratory insufficiency, requiring Comandante Chavez’ strict compliance with his medical treatment.""The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates its confidence in the medical team treating Comandante Chavez, which has constantly monitored the clinical evolution of the patient and has acted with utmost rigor in response to every difficulty presented.""The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelawarns the Venezuelan peopleof the psychological warfarethat transnational media networks have unleashedin relation to the health of our head of state,with the intention of destabilizing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,repudiating the popular willexpressed in the presidential elections of last October 7,and destroying the Bolivarian Revolution led by Chavez.""These attempts have come up against the resolute unity of the Bolivarian government, the organized people and the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, around the leadership and political ideology of Comandante Hugo Chavez.""Hasta la victoria siempre.""¡QUE VIVA CHAVEZ!"
"about the psychological war that the transnational media network has unleashed in relation to the head of state's health, with the objective of destabilizing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
"Critics" suggest Maduro isn't up to the challenge. He'll "struggle to control often feuding factions within (Chavez's) political movement."