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Monday, February 16, 2009

Chavez wins referendum!

In a referendum over the weekend, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president--presumably now for as long as he stands elections and wins--won that referendum to have unlimited terms as president of that country.

This is Chavez's second attempt at this referendum. In his first attempt over a year ago, he lost by a small margin. The second ti,me around, he won by a comfortable 53.4 % of the vote.

I don't think we can blame Chavez for winning. In fact, he won it fair and square. The opposition in Venezuela, is a little soft on the issues.

They just cannot articulate a message that says that ALL Venezuelans will benefit if they were to come to power.

The DC consensus about 'free-markets' in Venezuela post Wall St. crash, rings hollow.
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