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We have far to go. As Saint Lucia celebrates its 34th anniversary of independence on February 22, 2013, it begs the question “how independent are we? Among other things our positions on other nations, are still a reflection of our colonisers. One of the many themes we need to re-examine from a more independent point of view.

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Samuel Moncada, the Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Kingdom since 2007, argues for a look at the achievements of Hugo Chávez’s presidency of Venezuela in this article for Time/CNN.

Reading the international press, one would be forgiven for thinking that Venezuela is on the verge of collapse.

Over the past decade, all sorts of predictions have been made, ranging from catastrophic election defeats to the implosion of the Venezuelan economy. But the fact these predictions have failed to materialize has not deterred many of Venezuela’s most fervent critics in their quest to engineer a constant and misleading narrative of impending disaster.

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The reality is that ever since President Hugo Chavez was first elected, Venezuela has defied these negative predictions and brought unprecedented social progress to the country over the last 14 years. Since 2004 poverty has been reduced by half and

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