First, what he said. Note no mention of Chávez's family.
Harper said in his short statement on Tuesday that he hopes the death of Chavez brings a more promising future for the Venezuelan people.Translation: My buds hear you got a shit-load of oil and they want it.
"At this key juncture, I hope the people of Venezuela can now build for themselves a better, brighter future based on the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights," Harper said in a statement Tuesday evening.
Harper also said that he looked forward "to working with (Chavez's) successor and other leaders in the region to build a hemisphere that is more prosperous, secure and democratic."
It's Louise McKinney's (Proud_Libtard) idea. She sent an email to the Venezuelan consulate in Toronto and it bounced back. I did the same with the same result. She suggested we send our messages to the Venezuelan embassy in the US. So I did that.
Or we could just send Venezuelans -- and everyone else for that matter -- here.