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REPORTING · 7th October 2012
Merv Ritchie
In an unprecedented fair and open vote, the citizens of Venezuela came out in droves to support the government that supported them. In a stunning victory, one even the Main Stream Media (MSM) gambled against, Hugo Chavez was rewarded with another solid, undeniable endorsement from the people of Venezuela.

Western democracies could only dream of having 80 percent of the population turn out for an election. Yet this is what happened today for the social democratic nation of Venezuela. Hugo Chavez has delivered free education to the highest levels of University, absolutely free heath care and social services to all of the citizenry. To the great chagrin of the USA, Chavez has even delivered free heating fuel to the hardest hit people of the USA. He ordered his fuel trucks into the Bronx to assist those who could not afford heating fuel.

As for fuel, it is pennies a litre in Venezuela. Why? Because the country has their own fuel resources and the citizens, rightly so, get to benefit from the resources of their nation.

In an effort to unseat Chavez, all the opposition parties, 30 in total, united behind one man. Still, Chavez came out victorious.

BBC, one of the only western media organizations prepared to cover the results of this election, stationed their media organization at the challengers’ headquarters. Their gamble at being there, instead of at Chavez’s to record the victory celebrations was lost.

BBC was able to record the defeat speech but no western media was able to broadcast the victory celebrations of Chavez.

A leader out to assist his people; the citizens of his Nation, to benefit from a prosperous future. The USA thinks he should be overthrown for his unconventional, radical concepts. Free education, cheap fuel, free health care, social democracy?

If only Canadians would consider voting too.
What is Freedom?
Comment by Moe Naguib on 8th October 2012
Having just drive through Washington, Idaho, and Montana one gets the impression that for a significant number of Americans freedom is succeeding in life without any help from government. If you need free medical, you can't be free, if you need free education, you can't be free, and so on. My wife and I were were told in no uncertain terms that as Canadians, we were not free, and living in a communist nation. We were told that we live in a nation that people can't always buy the drugs they need, and must travel to the US to obtain them (This I later found out, for some people was indeed true). Freedom to starve or die of disease if you don't succeed in life is the what too many Americans see as the answer to the question "What is Freedom?".