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December 22, 2006



Mr. Carlson needs to deepen in his study of Venezuelan history. If he did, he might discover how Castro took power in Venezuela, not democratically, but by armed force. He might also learn that Castro's regime was one of the most corrupt in Venezuelan history up to then. He might even discover how racial theories were applied back then, according to which the "andinos" (being whiter than most other Venezuelans) were destined to rule the country (which they did for almost half a century).

Yet another thing he might learn is how this "white Caracas elite" has really alternated in power with landlords from different Venezuelan regions throughout history. For a real revolutionary perspective, I recommend Domingo Alberto Rangel, a Marxist and anti-Chavista.

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