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PAIN IN SLUMS OF CHAVEZ - CARACAS KIDS LIVE IN FEAR
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Posted on 10/03/2006 3:03:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PAIN IN SLUMS OF CHAVEZ - CARACAS KIDS LIVE IN FEAR

October 3, 2006

by Douglas Montero

nypost.com

I'D LIKE Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to meet one of his countrymen, 15-year-old Manuel Gonzalez.

Manuel, who's never been to school, lives in a tin-roofed shack with walls made of slabs of half-inch-thick wood, cardboard and flattened oil drums. His "house" clings precariously to La Vega, one of hundreds of hillside slums that dot Chavez's oil-rich capital.

Each day, Manuel lugs buckets of water or propane tanks so his pregnant mother, 12-year-old sister and 1-year-old brother can eat, bathe and flush the toilet.

"I'm scared. I don't want to live here, but I have to take care of my family," Manuel told me.

Chavez should come here, as I did, to see firsthand his country's horrific underbelly - the worsening poverty that he neglects even as he pretends to be a champion of the poor.

It'd be a better use of his time than trips abroad and to New York, where Chavez created an uproar last month by denouncing President Bush as "sick," an "alcoholic" and the "devil."

Here, it seems the devil is closer to home.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caracas; venezuela
Like his mentor Fidel Castro, Chavez is a Marxist fraud presenting false hope to the poor.
1 posted on 10/03/2006 3:03:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Liberal/progressive/communists always use the same rhetoric.

I am for the common people.

Meanwhile they enjoy the fruits and labors of the common people.

While the common people live in poverty.

2 posted on 10/03/2006 3:13:06 PM PDT by rocksblues (Liberals will stop at nothing.)
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To: rocksblues

No one in America lives in this kind of poverty. This kid and countless others that live in Marxist societies such as Cuba and North Korea, live an the worst conditions imaginable. Marxism is a big lie.


3 posted on 10/03/2006 3:21:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ok when we drop the MOABs we will try not to hit the slums. Ok?


4 posted on 10/03/2006 3:29:48 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chavez hasnt got the time nor the money to worry aboput this kid. He needs to spend the money on Russian guns to protect his country from the United States who isnt threateming him anyway. he is too bust traveling to N Korea, and Iran and the UN and making stupid-assed speeches , telling how bush is satan and the place smells like sulphur.

People get the government they deserve and Venezuala deserves Chavez, They elected him and jimmy carter said it was a great election. If they get hungry enough or this fool makes the mistake of pushing his luck. maybe they will voyte ho out. I kinda doubt it though.


5 posted on 10/03/2006 3:34:45 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Like that popular song, "sorry but my give a damn's busted"
6 posted on 10/03/2006 3:50:45 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But according to the Democrats unless they are in charge the other side is trying to take their dream away. /S


7 posted on 10/03/2006 4:00:30 PM PDT by rocksblues (Liberals will stop at nothing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Image hosted by Photobucket.com so his pregnant mother, 12-year-old sister and 1-year-old brother can eat, bathe and flush the toilet.

and there it is...

pumping out more for him to take care of... she should be spayed.

8 posted on 10/03/2006 4:05:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: rocksblues
Because it is about the leaders of the progressive/communist/socialist countries OWNING that country, all it's resources and the fruits of the workers. "The people" are just their excuse.
9 posted on 10/03/2006 4:09:44 PM PDT by reformedliberal ("Eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years." Ayatollah Khomeini)
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To: Chode

Also, the man involved should be neutered.


10 posted on 10/03/2006 4:10:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was SHOCKED at the poverty in Caracas!!! The poor people live in what looks like CARDBOARD BOXES in the steep hillsides surrounding the Bowl of the City. Hard rains will bring these to destruction.....it is AWFUL!!


11 posted on 10/03/2006 4:18:09 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

But Chomsky says that Utopia is just over the horizon. /S


12 posted on 10/03/2006 4:23:43 PM PDT by rocksblues (Liberals will stop at nothing.)
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To: rocksblues

I wonder if Utopia smells of sulpher?


13 posted on 10/03/2006 4:34:33 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: samadams2000
We never seem to drop MOAB's on anyone...it's a damn shame.
14 posted on 10/03/2006 4:55:28 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("I ain't got a dime but what i got is mine. I ain't rich but Lord I'm free." George Strait)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

They must be piling up in warehouses. I demand field testing!


15 posted on 10/03/2006 5:09:14 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: DogBarkTree

They don't call them Communist hellholes for nothing.


16 posted on 10/03/2006 5:10:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Image hosted by Photobucket.com sure, fine by me if you can find him... and the rest of the kids fathers too. but there will always be more, she is the one popping them out though and needs to be fixed.

too many kids born into slums is what perpetuates / exacerbates the problem.

17 posted on 10/03/2006 5:16:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And people say Communism doesn't work.

1) 10% workforce employment.
2) Rampant crime.
3) Little or no education for the masses.
4) The government in firm control of all the wealth.

It seems Chavez is running his communist dictatorship just perfectly.


18 posted on 10/04/2006 9:36:34 AM PDT by ritewingwarrior (Where does free speech end, and sedition begin?)
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To: ritewingwarrior

bump


19 posted on 10/04/2006 10:00:37 AM PDT by antonia (Build the Wall Now! likelytool.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Manuel, who's never been to school, lives in a tin-roofed shack with walls made of slabs of half-inch-thick wood, cardboard and flattened oil drums. His "house" clings precariously to La Vega, one of hundreds of hillside slums that dot Chavez's oil-rich capital.

Each day, Manuel lugs buckets of water or propane tanks so his pregnant mother, 12-year-old sister and 1-year-old brother can eat, bathe and flush the toilet.

Every welfare applicant should be down to around this level before being granted assistance.

20 posted on 10/04/2006 10:08:45 AM PDT by Centurion2000 ("Be polite and courteous, but have a plan to KILL everybody you meet.")
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To: Centurion2000

If they had that policy, Welfare applicants would be on their cell phones calling the ACLU for help.


21 posted on 10/04/2006 11:17:34 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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