While Copenhagen seems poised to enjoy a white Christmas, an equally noticeable color in the city was red, with flag-waving communists and socialists protesting and hoisting banners with messages such as “CAPITALISM MEANS WAR” and “CAPITALISM ISN’T WORKING, Crush the system not the climate.” They were well represented within the conference as well, with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe and Bolivian President Evo Morales all registering such sentiments.
The limelight-lusting Chavez, who undermines his nation’s rule of law
and suppresses its press with equal vigor, spoke for four times longer
than his allotted five minutes, leaving plenty of time to bang his
communist drum. Reporting on the Venezuelan’s comments, ABC.net.au, wrote:
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