Hugo Chavez

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On October 7 the Venezuelan people go to the polls to elect a government. The contest has come down to a straight contest between the present incumbent Hugo Chavez and his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and Capriles Radonski and his Roundtable for Democratic Unity coalition (MUD).
Much unkind comment has been passed on George Galloway, MP for Bradford West. He is accused of being a "pimp for fascism", of operating an unregistered charity for personal gain, of sucking up to Saddam Hussein and, perhaps most damningly, of killing satire with a rusty crowbar and leaving it to rot in a ditch.
Venezuelans go to the polls on 7 October to elect their president. The main choice is between the incumbent Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles Radonski, a right-wing state governor with strong ties to the country's elite.
"The defence of democracy", "In the name of peace", "liberty" and "freedom of expression" are terms thrown about by nations, mainly those ruling the roost and tilting to the right, as easy shows of moral self-righteousness rather than expressions of any genuine sentiment or action.
Whether Chavez survives his cancer or not, the outcome will unreservedly impact the political scene. His triumph over his illness will bring new momentum to his followers, whereas a more solemn outcome will leave a sense of nostalgic vacancy to some or inspire unscrupulous opportunity to others.
A study carried out by the World Happiness Report 2012 and presented by Columbia University of the United States places Venezuela as the happiest country in South America, the second in Latin America, and nineteenth worldwide.
A 19-year-old Venezuelan girl has been given a free house by President Hugo Chavez, just for becoming his 3 millionth twitter