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Venezuela blocks Chavez rival's presidential bid

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Supreme Court effectively blocked high-profile opposition challenger Leopoldo Lopez on Monday from running against President Hugo Chavez in a 2012 vote, rejecting an international court ruling that called the government's disqualification of Lopez unjustified.
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela's Supreme Court threw into doubt the presidential campaign of a prominent opposition leader on Monday by upholding a bar on him holding office.
The Supreme Court ruled as "impracticable" a decision issued last month by the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights that demanded Venezuelan electoral officials allow Leopoldo Lopez to run for office. ...
http://news.yahoo.com/venezuela-cour...211641272.html
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Looks like it may all be a moot point, because Chavez's medical condition was described today in the news as "terminal" and that he has but two years to live.
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What's he got? I didn't even know he was sick.

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What's he got? I didn't even know he was sick.

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He's got cancer. Here's a link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10...est=latestnews
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Well, speaking as someone whose close family has been all but wiped out by the disease, my prayers go out to his family for support during this time.

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Well, speaking as someone whose close family has been all but wiped out by the disease, my prayers go out to his family for support during this time.

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Well, speaking as someone whose close family has been all but wiped out by the disease, my prayers go out to his family for support during this time.

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Agreed, but I hope that he rots in hell, as he should.
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We all know since the begining that Venezuela was about to be like Cuba.

So this is not surprising ...
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Really nice long-legged women there!
Pity we can't go there as liberators. heh heh heh
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We could go there on a covert mission and liberate a few
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We should 'officially' recognize that Chavez's regime is a dictatorship. Period.
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