Hugo Chávez Wins Third Term

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•41 Oct 8, 2012

Socialist Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who has served for nearly 14 years, was elected to his third six-year term Sunday with 54 percent of the vote, beating out former provincial governor Henrique Capriles Radonski. What do you think?

  • “Oh, no, not another six years of Chávez bringing America to its knees!”

    Vicente Alvarez –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The Venezuelan people are going to be upset when they learn he’s a socialist.”

    Redmond Philpott –
    Bicycle Messenger

  • “I wouldn’t want to be on Capriles’ campaign staff right about now. Or Chávez’s. What I’m saying is that I hate Venezuela and wouldn’t want to have a job that would require me to live there.”

    Myra Greenaway –
    Window Washer