Tuesday, March 5, 2013

RIP Hugo Chavez

I was just catching the news that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer today. He was a controversial figure, even to people who identify themselves as ideological leftists, but it is fairly safe to argue that for the poor in Venezuela, he left the country much better off than he found it. I'm cautiously optimistic that his successors will continue the reforms that Chavez began in the late 1990s. Long live the Bolivarian Revolution!

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