October 14, 2012

Victory May Not Boost Chavez in Region

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

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Venezuela's difficult economic situation, alongside a gradually growing opposition, and Chavez's own uncertain health will keep Chavez from significantly stepping up his international activism. Barring an unexpected rise of oil prices, he will be too busy trying to keep the lights on at home.

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