[Marxism] Chavez illness sparks media, opposition frenzy

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 06:03:44 MDT 2011

Venezuela: Chavez illness sparks media, opposition
No sooner had information come out that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was
undergoing surgery in Cuba than the international media was full of
speculation and rumours regarding his imminent demise. Projecting their
hopes that an illness could succeed in removing Chavez where military coups
and assassination attempts had failed, the right-wing Venezuelan opposition
went into overdrive. <http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48114>

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