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03-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Ilkka Sinisalo
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Originally Posted by ixcuincle View Post
He also "helped the economy" (which is debunked by his critics who directly point out that he didn't help **** and poverty actually got worse)
This is absolutely, demonstrably false.

The poverty rate of households decreased from 43.9% in 1998 to 21.2% in 2011. The poverty rate of individuals decreased from 48.7% to 33.2%. There are certainly legitimate criticisms of Chavez' presidency, but it's obnoxious that so many people make **** up because he's a leftist who said mean things about America.

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