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Is Chavez next?

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his is an important must-read article by Mike Whitney of Counterpunch. Hugo Chavez has vastly improved the lives of Venezuela's people, the greatest proportion of them being poor and middle-class. He has subsidized fuel prices, built infrastructure and established a safety net of free healthcare and social services. Poverty levels have dropped by 50%.  The United States should be looking to Venezuela as a model for solving our overwhelming problems. Instead, the US has behaved like a power-mad, militarist aggressor in over a decade of  relentless attempts to overthow and even assassinate him. It seems that the United States will not allow any nation with oil resources to exist outside of its control  - or any social model to exist that is not heartless, gutless and intent on the enslavement of all but the moneyed few. In a recent press conference, Chavez remarked that the United States (and presumably poison in the form of live cancer cells) were behind the wave of cancer that has hit 6 current and former presidents of Latin countries - Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Peru. All of those recently diagnosed with cancer were and are populist leaders. LY

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Lila York is a choreographer and activist. Her website is lilayorkdance.com

Since 1992 she has researched and written about corruption on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve and the corporate takeover of the United States government.

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