September 12, 2012

Chavez Should Woo Voters with Policies - Not Threats

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s latest campaign pitch is to warn voters – especially rich ones – that they should re-elect him to prevent the country from descending into civil war.

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