james sorry i blasted you my bad, and kudos to you for setting the right tone , there just so much negetive these days , and here i am being kinda negetive as well.
i have not been to venezula so i guess ill take you points as you have been there.
i ahve been to the dom rep and i guess other than not having any oil its just as bad government wise ... a kind of general anarchy exists in places there socially lets just hope the "haiti aspect doesnt spill over.
i guess the anti bush guys like chavez do get kudos just because they are anti bush...
and that in itself isnt a reason to like chavez.