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03-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Ilkka Sinisalo
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
Very true

Hugo to me ranked very low on scale of things. Only reason he got attention was because of the stunts he pulled in media and the fact the world media hyped him up to be the counter to George Bush in West
Yeah, he behaved as somewhat of a dictator, but he just had a different political philosophy and didn't starve or brutalize his people.

GDP increased by about a factor of 4 during Chavez' tenure. It would be hard to argue that his policies didn't have some positive impacts on the nations.

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