Venezuela on a dangerous path towards dictatorship

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    " Testing time for Chavez as nation decides if he can rule on and on

    By David Usborne in New York


    The people of Venezuela have a second chance tomorrow to tell Hugo Chavez, their leader since 1999, whether they like him so much he can keep the keys of the presidential palace pretty much for as long as he likes, or whether they have had as much of him and his so-called Bolivarian revolution as they can take.

    With voting in a constitutional referendum to end term limits for the President as well as other elected officials to begin at dawn tomorrow, tensions in the streets of Caracas and other big cities have been palpable. Polls suggest that the President goes into the referendum with a very slight edge.

    Tens of thousands of red-shirted Chavistas, supporters of Mr Chavez, flooded the avenues of the capital on Thursday, a day after the President claimed on television that his security forces had foiled an attempted coup against him by renegade soldiers, but gave scant details.
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    Testing time for Chavez as nation decides if he can rule on and on - Americas, World - The Independent


    Dictatorship or not?

    Venezuela ousts EU politician for insulting Chavez - CNN.com
     
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    Hopefully, the people of Venezuela will defeat Hugh at the ballot box again.
     
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    Hugo Chavez is one of the best leaders in the world today.

    The people of Venezuela are lucky to have someone who cares about them.

    Not like the duds we have running our country.
     
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    I don't know, I think mr Chavez will have his hands full with protests when he doesn't have his oil-income anymore.

    Thx to his the oil in Venezuela mr Chavez had a big budget, but that will change soon. His socialist vision might be in trouble :tongue: (certainly when he doesn't have to expect aid from the west)
     
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    Chavez is already a dictator. He's going to get even more dangerous since oil prices are low and his country is going bankrupt.

    I found this story amusing:


    The Associated Press: Chavez to Cupid: Valentine's Day should be delayed
     
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    Chavez is a fascinating character.
     
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    You can't be serious?
     
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    Who here can really speak to us about the goings on of Veneszuelan life?

    Anyone?
     

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