October 4, 2012

Is Chavez on the Brink?

Gwynne Dyer, Winnipeg Free Press

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It is imaginable -- not certain, but certainly possible -- that Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's strongman ruler since 1998, will lose the presidential election on Sunday. The most recent opinion polls showed his challenger, Henrique Capriles, has closed the gap between them to only five per cent or less of the popular vote. If Chávez loses, would he actually hand over power peacefully?

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