Monday, October 8, 2012

Venezuelan elections: dreams are shattered


Most of you know that I'm originally from Venezuela; one of the most beautiful countries in the world... at least until Chavez took office almost 14 years ago...
Even though I have lived in the United States for 16 years, Venezuela is still my home country, where I lived for half my life and where I had the most wonderful childhood anyone can ask for...
Yesterday, Venezuela hosted one of the most historic elections in modern history.. an election where the opposition tried to vote president Chavez out, after 14 years of crime, corruption and terror...
The opposition's candidate was Henrique Capriles, a wonderful alternative for those Venezuelans who dream of a country free of crime and full of opportunities...
Many Venezuelans all over the world traveled great distances in order to vote at different precincts located in several cities...with the hope that their country would be, once and for all, be put back in the path of progress and abundance...
But once again, just like in 2006, dreams were shattered when it was announced that Chavez had won with 54% of the popular vote, which will make him the president of Venezuela for another 6 years... 
I'm still in shock, completely disappointed and depressed... I feel for my country.. the place which was once full of opportunities and from which I hold so many great memories...
I still can't fathom the idea of Chavez being in power for 20 years (he took office in 1998).. It saddens me to think that I will never be able to show my kids the place I grew up in, that they will never be able to taste the happiness I once tasted there..
I saddens me even more to think that so many people who I love will continue to be subdued by an evil government and that they will not be able to live their lives with hope and brightness...
I can only pray that God will protect everyone in Venezuela and that He will give Chavez the wisdom to lead the country where it belongs....
If you don't know who Hugo Chavez is, I strongly suggest you "google him", because his evilness is so powerful that it affects most countries in the world (Including the United States).. His policies are extreme and his cash (Venezuela's money) is limitless...
God bless Venezuela and everyone that lives there... especially our friends and family!
Some day, it will all be right!

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