December 13, 2012

Who Would Succeed Hugo Chavez?

Simeon Tegel, Global Post

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As Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez recovers in a Havana hospital from his fourth cancer operation in 18 months, the race to succeed him has already begun back in his divided homeland.

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Hugo Chavez's Failed Legacy
Washington Post
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Venezuela's Woes Will Outlive Chavez
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Chavismo After Chavez
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Outlines of Venezuela After Chavez
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