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1 What, me worry?  Fri, May 4, 2012 5:39:49pm

This came out in the Miami New Times this week about the possibility that Chavez is putting together a military-led government (junta) in case of his death. It's likely that things will go from bad to worse in Venezuela.

[Link: blogs.miaminewtimes.com...]
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In recent months, Chávez has appointed two top military figures to politically powerful posts. As he returns to Cuba this week for more treatment, some now ask if he's laying the groundwork for a military junta to seize power if he dies.

"People are obviously positioning themselves," Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, tells CNN. "Chavez is very well placed to announce his successor. But he really doesn't want to name his successor because it would be an indication that not only is he a lame duck, but he's a goner."
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2 kreyagg  Fri, May 4, 2012 8:12:43pm

Or they will do what they did in 2000 and 2006 and elect a president.

3 EiMitch  Sat, May 5, 2012 8:06:33pm

re: #2 kreyagg

Yeah, because Chavez is certainly not a tyrant. Why not? Because you could get arrested over there if you say he is.

In all seriousness, Venezuela needs to have a revolution. If the people don't take the power back, it certainly won't be given back.

4 _RememberTonyC  Sun, May 6, 2012 6:50:49pm

the world will be a better place when hugo chavez leaves it ...


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