domingo, febrero 05, 2006
Washington Post: "Chavez Wins Hearts Among the Poor"
Some of Chavez's supporters stress the distinction between the desire of poor and working Venezuelans to determine their future and the will of its leader. Geomar Hernandez, 26, said he applauds Chavez but bristles at the name Chavista.
"I'm not a Chavista, I'm a Venezuelan," said Hernandez, a university student. "We have to believe in a nation. The leaders are circumstantial; their positions change."
The article is "Venezuela's Chavez Wins Hearts Among the Poor".
Oil Wars has some interesting commentary about this article too.
thanks for reading,
If you read Spanish, I would suggest looking at http://www.el23.net/. This is a site run by the residents of El 23 de Enero, a poor but organized & active barrio in Caracas.
You might also want to check out http://www.veneblogs.com/, a directory of Venezuela blogs, most in Spanish but some in English or other languages. It's heavily weighted towards the opposition (after all, who has the resources to make a blog?), but includes blogs with other perspectives too.
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