Canada should be inviting him on state visits, but instead we invite George Bush.
First of all he isn't a dictator, Said 1. He's been elected and he survived a referendum that attempted to remove him. Second of all, human rights in Venezuela have gotten better since he came to power. That's not to say that he's perfect, but he is far better than those who preceded him and those who the US has habitually backed in South America.
You should tell us what reports you've read though. There have been several instances of the US press reporting things that were just Bushite propaganda.
We don't know truly if that democracy is legitimate until we see another election there.
Once again America mucked it up down there, but watch the new Fidel of Latin America rise.
Yes that is true, but that second election so fouled by American skullduggery and the militant threatening passion of Chavez, should be enough for you to consider there are no angels in Angel Falls.
And your hypocrisy of saying this is red-baiting and fear-mongering makes you no better than those who attack you for daring to criticize Bush.
The truth is that Venezuela could export to China or the EU. It is them that's feeding you.