December 11, 2012

Hugo Chavez's Failed Legacy

Washington Post, Washington Post

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In 14 years in power, Mr. Chavez has thoroughly wrecked what was once Latin America’s richest country and one of its most enduring democracies. Now, thanks to his dishonesty about his health, he could create a vacuum in which Venezuelans have 30 days to decide on a leader to inherit the catastrophe he created.

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TAGGED: Latin America, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

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