Thursday, November 1, 2007

Chávez Pours Millions into Pioneering Music for Poor Venezuelan Children

The BBC this evening ran a segment on Venezuelan President Chavez who has used his nation's oil revenues to create music programs for the poorer children in his nation. The UK Guardian ran the story last month. They said, "President Hugo Chávez has thrown his weight behind a scheme which brings classical music into Venezuela's slums, following international acclaim for the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. The Venezuelan leader announced the creation of "Misión Música", a government-funded effort to give tuition and instruments to 1 million impoverished children."

I was thinking, as I watched these youngsters and their instruments, how wonderful it would be if and American president would do such a thing for our poor and disadvantaged children. Instead, he vetoes their health care and spends our money on his war.

No wonder Chavez called Bush 'Diablo' at the United Nations last year.

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