Hugo Chávez is still living

La muerte de Hugo Chávez (1954-2013).
El 7 de marzo de 2013. Hola. We were terribly sorry to hear about the death of Hugo Chávez. He was clearly loved by los Venezolanos as demonstrated in the thousands and thousands who lined the street for the procession of his coffin yesterday in Caracas. It was a sea of people mostly wearing red (signifying the Chávistas). He had just won re-election en octubre 2012. His funeral is on Viernes/Friday en Caracas and he is lying in state until then. Hopefully, vice-presidente Nicolás Maduro will be elected presidente. Maduro was the choice of Chávez to replace him. Chau.—rosa barrio

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El 24 de septiembre de 2012. Hola. Regardless of what one thinks of el presidente de Venezuela,
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, he is still living as of this writing despite foaming-at-the-mouth style articles back in Mayo de 2012 stating with authority that Chávez (pronounced: CHAvez with the accent on the first syllable for those who don’t know), would be dead from cancer in “a few month,” which is about now. What agenda do some people have in the Estados Unidos/U.S. corporate media and elsewhere? (Rhetorical question).

I saw Chávez a couple of days ago on Noticero Univisión in their report from Caracas and presidente Chávez didn’t appear at all close to death. He looked fine and full of energy. La elección in Venezuela is el 7 de Octubre de 2012. As for his unfortunate cancer that he had, it’s interesting that Hugo went to La Habana, Cuba for treatment rather than coming to the Estados Unidos. A very wise thing for him to do. If I were Chávez, I would have gone to La Habana too if I had a choice and the opportunity. He didn’t come to the Estados Unidos where he probably would be dead by now if “treated” by the physicians here and our mangled health “care” system, the mess that it is. I have little use for most medical doctors to tell you the truth. They know their specialty per their training and that’s it and are not often open to alternative treatments, although some younger physicians are more open-minded. And it appears that the Cuban doctors were successful in treating Chávez.

Hugo said something awhile back that annoyed me. I don’t think Hugo has paid close attention to what Mr Hopey-Changey/Mr Looking Forward (Obama) has done since Mr Change took office because Hugo said, “Obama is a good guy,” when in reality Obama’s record as presidente speaks to the opposite of what a “good muchacho” would do, and there is overwhelming evidence of that. I take it that Hugo does not know that Obama has expanded on the Bush regime’s reprehensible agenda (which Chávez couldn’t stand), and as two examples: Obama has a “to kill list,” and drones and kills innocent people all over the place. How many geographic places now? It’s hard to keep track. And of course Obama’s devout supporters will put up with anything. Their loyalty is to that purely symbolic “D” by Obama’s name. Obama’s pathetic supporters have no ethics or standards whatsoever. And I’ve meant to point this out for awhile now about “savior” Obama, but has anyone noticed anything about Obama’s 2012 marketing slogan titled, “Forward 2012?” The word “forward” is made up of two words: For War (with a “d” on the end). And this muchacho (Obama) is certainly for war, death and killing. He just tries to disguise it to a degree in Orwellian newsspeak by using the propaganda word, “Forward.” I just wish that Chávez would have informed himself better on Mr Change’s record as presidente before declaring him “a good guy.”

I was wondering what polls are saying about Chávez versus his opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski. According to a poll dated 21 de Septiembre—if one is into polls and chooses to believe them—published in El Universal in Caracas, Chávez is 14.7 points ahead of Capriles.

“(Datanálisis survey: Chávez 43.8 percent; Capriles 29.1 percent).

Friday September 21, 2012 04:45 PM
The latest telephone poll by research firm Datanálisis gives presidential candidate for reelection Hugo Chávez 14.7 points of advantage over his contender, opposition hopeful for the Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Henrique Capriles Radonski.”

When I was looking for a recent credible poll to cite, all the websites based in the Estados Unidos/U.S. showed Capriles leading, as expected for the right-wing anti-Chávez U.S. and its propaganda corporate media with their agenda.

I just wanted to point out that Chávez is still alive despite all the dire predictions—wishful-thinking is more like it—of his imminent death.

Now to a slightly different topic but still related to Venezuela. Many people in the Estados Unidos are into cars and what type of car someone has and how much it costs and the status-symbol aspect of the vehicle. I couldn’t care less about any of that. I’m a public transportation person so I’m often interested in the metro (subway) and metrobus in various cities around the world. And Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has a nice metro (see video below) and it’s well used. There’s a link below to a map of their metro system in Caracas. As for música in Venezuela, have you heard/seen the superb La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar conducted by outstanding Gustavo Dudamel? You might want to hear them and you can below. I thoroughly enjoy them. They are extremely talented. Last year, La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and Calle 13 began Univisión’s Latin Grammy’s show (see that video below). They also played in the 2011 season of the BBC Proms in Londres/London (they performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “the Resurrection,” with the National Youth Chorus of Britain). A video of the last movement of the Mahler performance is also below. And there’s a third video (below) of them (La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar) from the BBC Proms playing “Mambo” from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Check them out! Viva Venezuela. Chau.—rosa barrio


En inglés from El Universal:
Recent poll gives Chávez 14.7 points ahead of Capriles
Datanálisis survey: Chávez 43.8 percent; Capriles 29.1 percent

A year after revealing he has cancer, Chávez still wants to shape Venezuela’s future. President Hugo Chávez’s health still shrouded in mystery but he’s running for the presidency

El metro de Caracas – Mapa/Rutas

Here’s a video about Caracas. It’s a beautiful city. It makes some of our major cities here in the Estados Unidos/U.S. look like a cesspool. Yet, many willfully-ignorant people here in the U.S. arrogantly refer to Sudamericano cities and areas as “third world,” which of course is a pejorative and attempt to put down other nations in order to make insecure U.S.ans feel better about themselves. I think by now it’s pretty obvious who is “third world” and it’s not América del Sur (the Estados Unidos/U.S. is crumbling from within):

El metro de Caracas (the Caracas metro):

Here’s the video of the Mahler Symphony No. 2, “the Resurrection” performed by the National Youth Chorus of Britain and La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel (BBC Proms 2011 season):

La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela- CALLE13- Latin Grammy’s 2011:

And you might like this from La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela. I do! Mambo (BBC Proms):