THIS is honesty, not the propaganda crap you read everyday about Venezuela in the Western MSM. It's written by Alan Woods, a British Marxist scholar and editor-in-chief of what is perhaps one of the sanest left-wing websites there are. Alan Woods met Chavez, accompanied him on tours around Venezuela on several occasions. At the same time, Alan Woods is capable of critical analysis and is never marrying any dogmatic campaign slogans presented as the Absolute-Truth-Never-To-Be-Disputed. Other articles on Venezuela on his site show you the truth about internal contradictions of Bolivarian Revolution and of the Chavismo, of which this is a resume worth reading by anyone who needs an intelligent glimpse into below the surafce of the fanatical slogans of 'dictatorship' and 'freedom and democracy'.