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Published: Friday, May 25 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

I know what some of you are thinking. I know by past reactions to the death of Bin Laden that Chavez' death would be a welcomed change in that part of the world. News reports authored by American journalists and the White House reveal that Chavez, (similar to the vilification of Castro in Cuba), is a dangerous dictator that requires ostracizing by America.

Why, however, except for a pocket of detractors, do the citizens of Venezuela seem to idolize President Chavez the way that many Americans are enamored with President Obama? Could it be that American leadership, with the aid of propaganda, has effectively swayed public opinion of Chavez because he, in the same manner as Castro, has repeatedly thumbed his nose to American corporate controlled domination and refuses to play by western dictated rules of engagement?

Reports of Chavez' brutality come with no real evidence. We are left with hearsay and are left to blindly trust in our intel. I can't say yea or nay at this point. As a juror, I would just like more conclusive evidence of Chavez' evil ways.

Sanpete, UT

Jonthan Eddy,

Actually, I had a couple companions in my mission from Venezuela and they say Chavez is an evil tyrant. That's pretty good evidence for me. Coming from the very people he controls.

South Salt Lake, UT

Chavez does not beholden the golden rule of Christ. He wanted to be like Robin Hood, robbing the rich to pay the poor.

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