Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Venezuela may be "revolutionary", but it is still Venezuela 

A couple of times in the past the issue of abortion has come up on this blog. Once because a pro-Chavez deputy pro-posed legalizing it in certain limited cases as it is currently illegal in almost all circumstances.

That is not about to change anytime soon. Chavez may have won an overwhelming victory but as can be seen from this thread on the Aporrea forums Chavistas themselves are overwhelmingly opposed to it.

As Rumsfeld would say, you make a revolution not with the country you want, but with the country you have. And for all the changes taking place there, it is still a very religious country with a lot of the ways of thinking that engenders.


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