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The Meaning of Triumph: Remembering Hugo Chavez and Nelson Mandela

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Free at last, it was your time to heal your people.

  To the oppressors, bigots and killers, you showed  

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Unmatched kindness.   Truth and reconciliation-

Tell us the truth, they were told, and you will be set free.    

  Yet, the machines of profit, the weapons of stealth

Are mighty, their web tangled and vicious.   I know not  

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  Alas, what happened to the valiant Winnie.  

You were a beacon for mankind.   Yet the road remains

Forked, and predators linger still in the dark.   

Chavez among the people
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Hugo- whence did your courage arise?

You picked up the baton from Nelson,

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From Fidel, from Biko, from Salvador.

  Who would ever forget your handing

   The Leader of the Free World

That copy of Open Veins of Latin America?

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Monish R. Chatterjee received the B.Tech. (Hons) degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Iowa, (more...)

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