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Chávez: Property won't be seized

In his weekly television and radio program, President Hugo Chávez denied that his government would seize the private property of Venezuelans.

President Hugo Chávez denied Sunday that his left-leaning government would seize private property -- such as second homes or expensive cars -- from the wealthy and called on Venezuelans not to fear his accelerated push toward socialism.

''Nobody should allow themselves to be imbued with fear. If anybody should be scared, we should be scared of capitalism, which destroys society, people and the planet,'' said Chávez, speaking during his weekly television and radio program Hello President.

But Chávez also warned political opponents that ''nothing would stop'' the progress of what he calls ''21st-century socialism,'' saying a majority of Venezuelans want to gradually move away from capitalism.

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Anonymous bzakka said...

The man has a brand new vision for the future and says that nothing will stop it.
What's to be afraid of? I don't see how anything could possibly go wrong!

January 30, 2007 12:21 PM


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