Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy "Day of Indigenous Resistance"

2004: Venezuelan youth in Caracas tear down the statue of Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day and rename it the Day of Indigenous Resistance.
Sounded a bit nicer than saying "Happy Genocidal Slave Trader Day" (although it would be an accurate enough characterization).

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

¡Viva la Revolución! Hugo Chávez wins!

I really don't know much more than that, beyond the preliminary reports that Chávez won approximately 54% of the vote in his re-election bid. I'll have something more solid with links later. Right now, I can breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Update:

Here's the link to the news!