Comments on: Spare a thought for Hugo Chavez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Clive p White http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-25593 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:36:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-25593 Dear Mr Clegg
I have been in touch with you’ the question I asked of you was’ Are your party going have close ties with the commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada etc’ who including them have the Queen as their head of country.
I beleive we are going into Europe to fast’ we are given Europe to much of ourselves. When France cleared their carboard village’ EU told all the coutries within to pay to send those in their country to send them back and to pay for such things. GB and France agreed to pay half of what is was to send those who were waiting their chance to get into the UK. I know now’ France back out of that agreement they siged some months early’ The EU stood by and let France get away with it, Give me our commonwealth everytime, they were with us in two bloody wars’ where are we’ not standing by the history we have with them.
Say no to the EU and welcome back our Commonwealth History and our future.
Mr C P White

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By: Shaymus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-19913 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 21:30:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-19913 If a government is afraid of the people – such as supressinging information, shutting down media not controlled by the government, is it really for the people?
History shows this is the beginning stages of another repressive government or Dictatorship.
It always takes an uneducated population and or chronic poverty……
He will be known as a dark time in that country

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By: luis nath http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18430 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18430 This article is a very superficial analysis of current conditions in Latin America. Honduras on the other hand is an example of the possible future of the countries that are governed by a sheep of a populist dictator with an baseless ideology. Zelaya should be allowed to return to his country then he should be judged for the crimes he has done. Honduras is a country worthy of admiration. At this moment it is showing true sovereignty where the people have the last word. The UN, the OAS and other countries that support the restoration of Zelaya as president are the ones who should revise their ideas. Since when is it correct to support a corrupt president who only ensures his own interests and not those of the people? As a Ecuadorian I know how much damage this thieves have done. We just need to take a look at the South American political history. It’s true that the coup was not the answer to the problem but we cannot commit two errors and permit Zelaya to return to power.

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By: Bernd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18417 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 11:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18417 Masi:

I’m glad you enjoyed the Guantanamo column. Same idea here.

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By: Masi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18398 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:26:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18398 My bad, I am legally blind and I thought GMT was the writer not the time. I agree with Elvira totally and the part by Patric about the propaganda. My entry was lengthy and as yet not been posted. Please excuse my mistake with your names.

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By: Ian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18397 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:20:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18397 Seriously, this article is a waste of time, more like lunacy!

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By: Masi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18393 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:05:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18393 Bernd, I have read your article “Fearing the Supermen of Guantanamo” and literally laughed out loud reading the first two paragraphs. The irony is priceless. Thank You. I also read “Obama and the wrong side of History” and I agree almost entirely with your articles. I think you could have mentioned a few more of the dictators from South America.
That being said, I don’t understand your take in this latest article. Are you being sarcastic or are you calling Chavez a dictator?

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By: Patrick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18332 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:00:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18332 What I have seen so far is tit-for-tat propaganda from both sides. What I haven’t seen is the actual laws regarding removal of the President from power. Is this in the constitution of Honduras? Can the judiciary or legislature order the immediate removal of the Prez?

If not, they have broken their own laws and should be removed from power themselves. If so, then we should all shut up, and let them get on with life – no matter what the One or Chavez says about it.

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By: Elvira http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18307 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 13:26:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18307 Maru Angarita:

You say it was “just an urgent action to remove a president.” Indeed. But if the were so many charges against him, as Micheletti’s people say, why not arrest him and put him on trial? What happened is a return to the darkest days of Latin America and evidence of a remarkable lack of sophistication on the part of those who carried out your “urgent action.” Now one of the justifications given is that Zelaya wasn’t popular. If that were a good reason, quite a lot of leaders, and not only Americans, should be on board of air planes, clad in pyjamas.

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By: DWIGHT M http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/07/09/spare-a-thought-for-hugo-chavez/#comment-18301 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:30:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4432#comment-18301 ALL THE CASTRO CLONES AND THEIR CRONIES SHOULD BE EXORCISED FROM OFFICE. BUT PUTTING THEM IN COSTA RICA IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE, GITMO IS A BETTER PLACE NOW THAT SPACE IS OPENING UP.

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