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Hugo Chavez Has Died

#1 Post by thoreau » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:19 pm

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced.

Mr Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba.

An emotional Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by leading Venezuelan political and military leaders.

Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader had a new, severe respiratory infection and had entered "his most difficult hours".

One of the most visible, vocal and controversial leaders in Latin America, the former army paratrooper won the presidency in 1998 and had most recently won another six-year presidential term in October 2012.

Last May, he said he had recovered from an unspecified cancer, after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy in 2011 and a further operation in February 2012.

However, in December 2012, he announced he needed further cancer surgery in Cuba, and named his Vice-President, Nicolas Maduro, as his preferred successor should the need arise.

Mr Chavez remained out of public view, finally returning to Venezuela in February.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21679053

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#2 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:19 pm

Will be interesting to see not only how Venezuela fares in the coming years but how Cuba does which really benefited from cheap oil thanks to Chavez.

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#3 Post by Artemis » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:07 pm

My fondest memory of Hugo Chavez was when he called George Bush a donkey. :lol:

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#4 Post by chaos » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:48 pm

I remember when he referred to him as "the devil." :lol:


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#5 Post by thoreau » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:16 am

chaos wrote:I remember when he referred to him as "the devil." :lol:

This is my favorite. You can still smell the sulfur. :hehe:

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Re: Hugo Chavez Has Died

#6 Post by Romeo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:10 am

well there goes the Joe-4Oil program.

not that you could ever get through on the phone for home heating oil help

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#7 Post by perkana » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:13 pm

I liked what Cubans did in his honor
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2013 ... ez-en-cuba
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#8 Post by perkana » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:16 am

An article by Gabriel García Márquez
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2013 ... s-chavez-1
P.S. Google Chrome gives a sort of good translation of this, don't know about the other browsers

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#9 Post by perkana » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:19 am

Sean Penn attended the funeral
The poor people in the world lost a champ, I lost a friend whom I had the blessing of knowing
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#10 Post by sinep » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:53 am

perkana wrote:Sean Penn attended the funeral
The poor people in the world lost a champ, I lost a friend whom I had the blessing of knowing
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doouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuche

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#11 Post by kv » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:02 am

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HUGO Chavez's body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace from which he ruled for 14 years, his successor
http://www.herald.ie/news/chavezs-body- ... 17832.html

lmfao

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#12 Post by perkana » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:28 am

Yeah, just like Lenin. Oh well, I don't get it but don't criticize them either

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#13 Post by Hype » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:54 pm

http://golondon.about.com/od/londonforf ... entham.htm

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Bentham died on 6 June 1832 the age of 85 at his residence in Queen Square Place in Westminster, London. He had continued to write up to a month before his death, and had made careful preparations for the dissection of his body after death and its preservation as an auto-icon. As early as 1769, when Bentham was just twenty-one years old, he made a will leaving his body for dissection to a family friend, the physician and chemist George Fordyce, whose daughter, Maria Sophia (1765–1858), married Jeremy's brother Samuel Bentham.[17] A paper written in 1830, instructing Thomas Southwood Smith to create the auto-icon, was attached to his last will, dated 30 May 1832.[17]
On 8 June 1832, two days after his death, invitations were distributed to a select group of friends, and on the following day at 3 p.m., Southwood Smith delivered a lengthy oration over Bentham's remains in the Webb Street School of Anatomy & Medicine in Southwark, London. The printed oration contains a frontispiece with an engraving of Bentham's body partly covered by a sheet.[17]
Afterward, the skeleton and head were preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet called the "Auto-icon", with the skeleton padded out with hay and dressed in Bentham's clothes. Originally kept by his disciple Thomas Southwood Smith,[18] it was acquired by University College London in 1850. It is normally kept on public display at the end of the South Cloisters in the main building of the college, but for the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the college, it was brought to the meeting of the College Council, where it was listed as "present but not voting".[19]
Bentham had intended the Auto-icon to incorporate his actual head, mummified to resemble its appearance in life. However, Southwood Smith's experimental efforts at mummification, based on practices of the indigenous people of New Zealand and involving placing the head under an air pump over sulphuric acid and simply drawing off the fluids, although technically successful, left the head looking distastefully macabre, with dried and darkened skin stretched tautly over the skull.[17] The Auto-icon was therefore given a wax head, fitted with some of Bentham's own hair. The real head was displayed in the same case as the Auto-icon for many years, but became the target of repeated student pranks. It is now locked away securely.[20]
A 360-degree rotatable, high-resolution 'Virtual Auto-Icon' is available at the UCL Bentham Project's website.
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#14 Post by SR » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Anything but utilitarian in spirit.

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#15 Post by Hype » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:34 pm

I feel bad for the Cubans.

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#16 Post by chaos » Wed May 01, 2013 6:00 pm


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 98637.html

Parliament brawl leaves Venezuelan politicians battered and bruised
Government members attacked opposition leaders with tables and laptops, according to witnesses
CHARLIE COOPER WEDNESDAY 01 MAY 2013

The bitter dispute over Venzuela's first post-Chávez election has erupted into an all-out brawl in the country's Parliament between government and opposition members, leaving several people injured.

Opposition figures said seven of its parliamentarians were hurt while protesting against a measure blocking them from speaking at the National Assembly until they recognise Nicholas Maduro's election as president.

Elections were held after the death of Venezuela's talismanic socialist president Hugo Chávez in March.

Maduro, Chavez's vice president and chosen successor beat opposition candidate Henrique Carpriles by 1.5 per cent of the vote. Capriles has refused to recognise the victory, saying the vote was “stolen” and alleging that thousands of irregularities occurred.

Government legislators blamed the opposition for the violence.

One assembly worker told the Reuters news agency that the brawl was sparked when opposition leaders shouted “fascist” at the National Assembly leader and unfolded a banner reading “parliamentary coup”. Government members attacked them and tables and laptops were thrown, with one legislator hit over the head with a chair, the witness said.

“We knew the opposition came to provoke violence,” Maduro said of the incident. “This must not be repeated.”

Oppositon parliamentarian Julio Borges, showing a bloodied face, told a local TV station: “They can beat us, jail us, kill us, but we will not sell out our principles. These blows bring us more strength.”

The government and opposition are planning rival marches in Caracas today to mark May Day.

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#17 Post by creep » Wed May 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Adurentibus Spina wrote:http://golondon.about.com/od/londonforf ... entham.htm

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Bentham died on 6 June 1832 the age of 85 at his residence in Queen Square Place in Westminster, London. He had continued to write up to a month before his death, and had made careful preparations for the dissection of his body after death and its preservation as an auto-icon. As early as 1769, when Bentham was just twenty-one years old, he made a will leaving his body for dissection to a family friend, the physician and chemist George Fordyce, whose daughter, Maria Sophia (1765–1858), married Jeremy's brother Samuel Bentham.[17] A paper written in 1830, instructing Thomas Southwood Smith to create the auto-icon, was attached to his last will, dated 30 May 1832.[17]
On 8 June 1832, two days after his death, invitations were distributed to a select group of friends, and on the following day at 3 p.m., Southwood Smith delivered a lengthy oration over Bentham's remains in the Webb Street School of Anatomy & Medicine in Southwark, London. The printed oration contains a frontispiece with an engraving of Bentham's body partly covered by a sheet.[17]
Afterward, the skeleton and head were preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet called the "Auto-icon", with the skeleton padded out with hay and dressed in Bentham's clothes. Originally kept by his disciple Thomas Southwood Smith,[18] it was acquired by University College London in 1850. It is normally kept on public display at the end of the South Cloisters in the main building of the college, but for the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the college, it was brought to the meeting of the College Council, where it was listed as "present but not voting".[19]
Bentham had intended the Auto-icon to incorporate his actual head, mummified to resemble its appearance in life. However, Southwood Smith's experimental efforts at mummification, based on practices of the indigenous people of New Zealand and involving placing the head under an air pump over sulphuric acid and simply drawing off the fluids, although technically successful, left the head looking distastefully macabre, with dried and darkened skin stretched tautly over the skull.[17] The Auto-icon was therefore given a wax head, fitted with some of Bentham's own hair. The real head was displayed in the same case as the Auto-icon for many years, but became the target of repeated student pranks. It is now locked away securely.[20]
A 360-degree rotatable, high-resolution 'Virtual Auto-Icon' is available at the UCL Bentham Project's website.


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i remember that i had to read a lot about that dude in my economics classes. the history of economic thought has to be the most boring shit ever.

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#18 Post by Hype » Thu May 02, 2013 7:52 am

Haha, yeah. That's because Econ is the sociology of money. It wants to believe it's a science because there's some math in it... but it's just a bunch of guys guessing about how money works. :lol:

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#19 Post by Artemis » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:25 pm

I had no idea that this mass migration from Venezuela into Colombia was happening!

https://globalriskinsights.com/2018/02/ ... challenge/

Today Colombia is faced with one of the biggest migration crises in the world. As Venezuela continues to plummet to the depths of depression, roughly 35,000 Venezuelans cross the Colombian border daily in pursuit of survival. Fifteen months into the controversial peace treaty which ended 52 years of civil war, Colombia remains a socially and politically vulnerable nation. An immigration crisis of global proportions represents an unprecedented challenge and threatens the peace that took decades to achieve.

One-way migration patterns changing
For decades Colombia was the source of regional instability in Latin America. Its 52-year armed conflict resulted in the deaths of over 220,000 and the displacement of 7.6 million people. Venezuela, which once enjoyed Latin America’s highest growth rates, lowest levels of inequality, and possessed the region’s healthiest democracy, received the majority of Colombian emigrants.

Today the political climate in both countries is vastly different. Since 2016, Colombia has entered a peace process with FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels which has seen the insurgency organisation enter the political system. Simultaneously, the country has enjoyed economic growth with increases in private consumption and investment.

In stark contrast, economic and political turmoil has created a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, unemployment, soaring crime, political oppression, amongst other factors, have created a population exodus in the once-wealthiest country in Latin America. In order to survive, thousands cross the Simon Bolivar bridge daily to the Colombian border town of Cucuta. As Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro aims to further consolidate his political power, there is no end in sight to Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis.

Colombia’s global challenge
Colombia’s immigration predicament resonates with developments in other countries: with 700,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh and 600,000 Syrians in Germany, the 550,000 Venezuelan refugees in Colombia underscore Venezuela’s plight and the challenges that the Colombian authorities face. According to Joel Millman, a spokesman for the United Nations’ migration agency, “by world standards Colombia is receiving migrants at a pace that now rivals what we saw in the Balkans, in Greece, in Italy in 2015, at the peak of [Europe’s] migrant emergency.” In fact, last year Colombia sent a team of officials to Turkey to examine its management of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Colombia’s lure for Venezuelan migrants is three-fold: the majority cross the border in order to obtain medicine and food and return on the same day; some remain in Colombia and head for cities such as Bogotá, Bucaramanga y Barranquilla in pursuit of long-term opportunities; and many use Columbia as a gateway to other countries. Illustrative of the spiralling effect of Venezuela’s situation across Latin America, there are now growing Venezuelan communities in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Ecuador. The numbers entering Ecuador via Colombia’s southern border accelerated from 32,000 in 2016 to 231,000 in 2017.

Bogota’s reaction to the crisis has been supportive but faces increasing limits. Conscious of the humanitarian crisis across the border and the mass migration of Colombians to Venezuela during different times, President Santos acknowledged that Colombians “should also be generous to Venezuelans.” The Colombian government has provided 1.3 million migrants with a special migrant card, which permits travelling across the border in order to acquire essentials such as food and medicine. However, as the migration crisis deepens, the Colombian president has announced migratory restrictions and is pleading for international aid and assistance.

Risk factors
Given Colombia’s recent history and the gravity of the Venezuelan situation, the migration crisis poses a diverse range of risks for Colombia’s political leadership.

Mass migration threatens to increase political instability and social conflict in Colombia only fifteen months after the signing of the peace treaty with FARC rebels. Since the agreement, social unrest in Colombia’s rural community has reflected division surrounding the controversial peace process. The government’s failure to adequately implement rural reforms for communities in previously-controlled FARC territory has curtailed support for the current peace deal and has contributed towards the depreciating approval rating of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

According to The International Verification Commission on Human Rights, Colombia has only implemented 5% of its comprehensive rural reforms. As the Venezuelan migration crisis becomes a growing priority for the government, it is unlikely that much progress will occur on rural reforms before a new president is elected on May 27. Such setbacks will further alienate Colombian society that feels excluded from a peace treaty that faces ongoing scrutiny. In addition, Bogota’s attention to Venezuela’s ”humanitarian crisis” will likely question where the government’s priorities lie in the eyes of communities under previous FARC authority.

Criminal organisations operating across the sprawling border of 1370 miles with Venezuela are benefitting from mass migration. Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) has succeeded in attracting desperate Venezuelans who make the journey across to Colombia. According to the Colombian Defence Minister, Luis Carlos Villegas, an increasing number of Venezuelans have joined the Marxist guerrilla and assist in carrying out attacks in Colombia. Villegas stated that ”Colombian and Venezuelan members of the ELN engaged in both terrorist activity and attacks against the [Colombian] population” and it represents an ”enormous” concern. On January 27 the ELN blew up a police station in Barranquilla killing seven police officers.

Furthermore, the exodus of Venezuelans to Colombia has created tense diplomatic relations which will likely hinder regional cooperation in reaching a solution to the migration crisis. Speaking in Cúcuta on February 8, President Santos again blamed Nicolas Maduro and his government for the migration crisis as Venezuela refuses to accept humanitarian aid. In contrast, Maduro has accused Bogota of being involved in an international conspiracy to ravage Venezuela’s economy and seek regime change. He has also accused the Colombian authorities of xenophobia towards Venezuelan migrants. As the crisis deepens, political cooperation between the two countries appears more elusive and mercurial: this will have the effect of delaying a viable solution.

Outlook
Colombia faces renewed challenges as the numbers of Venezuelans heading towards the border increases. On May 27 Juan Manuel Santos’s eight years of presidency will end and Colombians will have a new president. According to a recent poll, former guerrilla and leftist candidate Gustavo Petro is leading the race as the popularity of the ruling party has dwindled. Regardless of the path Colombians choose to follow, the migration crisis and its challenges will remain unresolved as long as Venezuelans are pushed towards the Colombian border. Thus, finding a solution to the Venezuelan crisis is a vital objective for Colombia too.

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#20 Post by Hokahey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:19 pm

Venezuela is a complete shit show.

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