We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Foreign residents in Venezuela may vote in parish and municipal elections. However, these foreign residents are NOT illegals, as they must fulfill certain documented status to be able to vote. For example, they must have a cédula, a.k.a. national identity card.
Moreover, this is national policy- has been since before Thugo took office- and not an ad hoc deal proposed by some pissant mayor.
ID to cash a check? Hell, just try making a deposit of a big ol' wad of cash. You need an ID for that too.
The more they protest the more convince I become of widespread voter fraud.
I just spent a month in India. Strange place. In some ways very first world. In some ways very third world. But there is enough really poor people there that the government could never take a position that would choke off growth.