Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Just like Stalin, Hugo Chavez won't be missed

Venezuela president Hugo Chavez was a communist dictator whose heroes were Fidel Castro, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Robert Mugabe and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

One of his major goals was to integrate Cuba, Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador under one Marxist- socialist government umbrella.

During his tyrannical tenure, violent crime was rampant in Venezuela, with extrajudicial killings by security agents a recurring problem. Throughout his reign of terror, Chavez sought to suppress religious freedom.

The Human Rights Commission also accused Chavez of massive violations of human rights, the destruction of democratic principles and the rule of law.

Hugo Chavez departed this vale of tears on the 60th anniversary of the death of Joe Stalin. Like Stalin, he will not be missed.

PAUL KOKOSKI

Ontario, Canada

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